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Establishing a Credit Report|
It is possible to establish a credit history even if you do not have a traditional credit record that shows credit card payments or payments on a student or car loan.
You can build a nontraditional credit history, for example, by documenting your monthly payments to previous and current landlords; to utility companies for your gas, water and telephone services; and to insurance companies for medical, life, and automobile coverage.
Your lender can provide further details on how you can effectively establish a credit record.
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