Online credit reports (CR) contain financial information collected by the credit bureaus on everyone. These pieces of information are used by creditors to determine whether to decline or approve that Tom or Jane for a loan or financing. Also, creditors determine how much interest they will impose on anyone.
Knowing the information contained in a CR can help in making financial decisions. Since it contains someone's past financial dealings, that man / woman can determine what changes can be made in order to maintain or improve their credit score (CS). A high CS means lower interest rates on new loans and can help you save money. A man or woman can check on their track record in borrowing and paying debts and determine what measures to take in order to improve their CS. Also, from the online CR, Tom or Jane can determine if he or she can afford to finance a new car or a house or if that person is nearing bankruptcy. Daily monitoring of one's CR can help in avoiding bankruptcy and improving on payment of debt.
Online CRs are up to date and can be easily accessed. An woman or man can quickly determine if the report contains irregularities. This can help in guarding that person from identity theft. Anyone can keep track of the financial dealings they made and can quickly check for suspicious and unauthorized transactions. Also, that guy or gal can monitor changes in their CS allowing them to make adjustments in keeping or improving their CS.