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Re: Finally out of debt - but AWFUL credit rating
Many banks update credit reference agencies, so if you have a current account and keep it out of an overdraft this may help. Also if you have a mobile phone contract that you keep running or similar it will show on a credit file. These wont help you much due to the negatives, but they will show that they were kept in goodstanding after the other debts were cleared. In time your credit history will start to clear but this will take years.
Please do not think that I am insulting you (I too have had the same problem as you) but it may not be the end of the world that you are unable to get credit. If you have had difficulties and sorted them then it is a relief. Being unable to get credit isnt nice but it is better than getting into further troubles.