Who can view your credit information?

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    Who can view your credit information?

    My question here is how safe is your credit information? Besides yourself, who has access to this information, and do they need your permission first to view it? I realize that more and more potential employers want access to this information, and make you sign on your employment application that you are giving them the right to review your credit history, but who else can see this? Credit card companies? Thank you for your input.


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    Generally you will know who is able to obtain your credit information because your explicitly authorizing them to do so. Every time you apply for a new credit card or sign a lease, you are giving that permission to run a credit check on you.
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