Credit Reference Agencies

There are many companies in the UK which could be described as Credit Reference Agencies, however, no major company in particular stands out as “The Credit Reference Agency”, so here’s a couple of the main ones:

Callcredit by Experian is one of the UK’s leading credit reference agencies – their UK contact number is 0845 366 0071 (calls cost 7p/min service charge, plus your phone company’s prescribed access charge).

If you’d like to contact Callcredit’s parent company Experian about their alternative services, phone either either mobile-friendly number 0344 481 0800 at standard rate (no service charge), or freephone 0800 013 8888 (completely free of charge from all UK phones, and doesn’t eat into free minutes allowances either) to chat with a customer care representative immediately over the phone.

Equifax is another top UK credit reference agency – their customer service helpline number is 0845 603 3000 (7p/min + access charge).

These are the largest credit reference agencies operating in the UK with customer care helplines handling requests related to credit reports and credit status. When you call any of these companies’ phone numbers you can expect to be connected to a support agent capable of offering an overview of services you may be interest in, as well as advice relating to account management, and if you’re lucky you may even pick up some tips on the improvement of one’s credit score to permit purchase of items on credit at many major retailers.