General PPI enquiry

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Hello All,
new to this so please go easy.
Its a very general question about finding if I ever had PPI.
Throughout my life and especially in my youth I had many loans for things, cars, houses, household appliances to name a few. But here is the rub, how do I find out who the lenders were? the banks I remember but the names of building societies that probably no longer exist and credit lenders for loans I have forgotten.
Would this info be stored on my credit reference? and is it comprehensive?
thanks in advance Andy

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  • [Deleted User]
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    Your credit files show the last 6 years.

    Anything further back than that is in your head, your filing, or gone forever.
  • [Deleted User]
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    You can check your credit report for only the last six years of finance you've had. There is no central database of PPI I'm afraid

    How long ago was your "youth"?

    Do realise that, even if you knew all your old lenders, it's unlikely that there are any records remaining on long-settled loans.

    You'll also have an uphill battle finding out anything where lenders are no longer trading.
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