According to a poll conducted by Justmoney.co.za, about 73% of the participants did not know their credit score. Knowing one’s credit score helps with keeping the credit accumulated up to date and to also make sure there is no incorrect information. Lenders go through clients credit score to measure the likelihood of whether the client will be able to pay for the money owed or not.
Editor of Justmoney & Moneybags, Angelique Ruzicka says “it is good idea to check your credit score at least once a year”
There are currently about 14 credit bureaus in South Africa where citizens can go to check their credit scores. To make sure that your credit score is accurate Ruzicka advises to visit more than one credit bureau.