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Three companies play a major role in consumer credit across the United States: Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax.
These three major credit-reporting companies, also called credit reporting bureaus, track US consumer credit data that generates your credit score.
You have a credit report with each of the three bureaus, and the information on each of them can be different because your creditors may not report your activity to all three bureaus.
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