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Finances & Real Estate Getting a free credit report in Canada from Equifax and Transunion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by milquetoast, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    The two major credit bureaus in Canada are Equifax and Transunion, it's a good idea to request both because companies will often use one or the other.

    The fastest way I found to get a free credit report is through their automated telephone services. They do request a lot of information on the phone in order to confirm your identity, but it's all automated so it's not excessively troublesome. You do not get your credit score though, just a report of credit activities. It's good for checking for identity theft and errors that could harm your credit score.

    I hear sometimes you are requested to send in documents proving your identity, but I haven't had to go through the process.
    • Equifax - 1 (800) 465-7166
    • Transunion - 1 (800) 663-9980
    You can also fill out and mail an online form, but my experience has been that the phone system is quicker (plus you save on stamps):

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