RentReporters help renters build credit by including rent payments on their credit report.

RentReporters was born out of the belief that it’s time to change the system to reflect the realities of modern economic life for all renters. Today, rent is often a renter’s biggest monthly expense, so it only seems fair to include rent payments on credit reports.

Your credit score impacts many areas of your life. Now you can change the course of your future and build credit as a result of your responsible financial behaviors.

Credit Reports Should Include Rent Payments

There are more than 100 million renters in the United States today, and RentReporters wants to change the way credit scores are calculated for all of them. That number represents 35% of US households, and in major urban areas, the number is over 50% – and growing.

For most renters, their monthly rent payment represents their single largest recurring expense. Historically, these payments have had ZERO impact on the calculation of any of the major credit scores. Even though you’ve paid your rent on time for years, you’ve never received any benefit for those payments on your credit report. We want to change that!

The Need to Create a Fair and Informed Playing Field for All Renters

This is a problem for ALL renters – whether you have no credit score, a low credit score, or already have a good or excellent credit score. You should benefit from paying your rent on time. You’re demonstrating that you’re responsible and reliable with a large financial obligation, and this should have a positive impact on your score. A higher score will give you access to the borrowing and financial opportunities you deserve.

A low credit score (or lack of a credit score) often means you have to use a prepaid cell phone, you can’t get a credit card, you can’t get the best interest rate for a car loan or home mortgage, or maybe you can’t get the job you really want. Allowing your rent payments to positively impact your score may help you avoid these frustrations.

Changing Lives. Not Just Credit Scores.

Here’s how it works. You pay your rent. It gets reported just like any other debt repayment to the credit bureaus. It’s that simple. And powerful.

At RentReporters, we believe that changing your credit score is not about merely changing a number. It’s about creating a path to open the door to financial possibilities.

We Can Do This – Together.

As a RentReporters’ subscriber, you’re taking action to change the course of your financial future. Whether you’re establishing a credit score for the first time or improving your existing score, we work with you to help you take the necessary steps to change your credit score.

We can do this – together.

RentReporters’ Services Helps Renters Build Credit

A credit score that reflects your rental payment history

Consumers can use their rental payment history to take immediate action to inform and influence their credit scores.

Access to credit and financial educational resources

Accessible credit educational resources, financial habit building and planning skills are important partners on the path to intelligently establishing and using credit.

Responsive customer experience

Renters can access the most current status of the reporting of rental payment history and credit scores through our website or by talking directly with a customer service representative.

Affordable pricing with a money-back guarantee*

For a single fee of $99.95 and a $9.95 monthly subscription, RentReporters reports the last two years of your rental history (2-year look back) as well as your ongoing monthly rental payments. We also offer a money-back guarantee* if you are not satisfied with the increase in your credit score.

Our Team

John Simpson, CEO

John has played an integral role in RentReporters since 2013, when he joined as an investor and Board Member. Compelled by the opportunity to provide our country’s 100 million renters, particularly the 40 million who are credit invisible, the ability to improve or establish credit by paying their rent on time, he expanded his role in 2016 to become CEO. John’s passion for innovation began at Deloitte where he rose to the executive position of partner. John went on to serve as founder and CEO of CCG, a technology driven tax credit screening firm, and then as CEO and co-founder of HigherUp, an HR analytic solutions firm to empower small businesses.

Mark DaBell, President

Mark joined the RentReporters executive team in 2016 as President. He began his career at Deloitte and joined CCG, a technology driven tax credit screening firm, where he served as President. Most recently he served as President of HigherUp, an innovative HR analytics provider to small businesses. Mark has built a career around his passion for helping others succeed, and with RentReporters - his attention shifts from businesses to consumers.

John Lee, CTO

In his role as CTO, John serves as RentReporters’ technology visionary. John leads RentReporters’ development of proprietary identity authentication tools that make it possible to validate the rent paid by millions of consumers a month. Most recently, John served as CTO of HigherUp, an innovative HR analytic provider to small businesses.

Heather Smith, Sr. VP, Operations

As head of operations, Heather brings to RentReporters an enthusiasm for detail. In her current role, she oversees the efficiency and effectiveness of processes and transactions for RentReporters customers. Heather began her career at Deloitte, which she left to join CCG, a technology driven tax credit screening firmware, where she served as Chief Operating Officer. At CCG, Heather led the development of the company’s technology platform which propelled the company’s rapid growth.

Cynthia Kim, VP, Customer Happiness and Education

Cynthia is focused on supporting the customers at RentReporters. She is responsible for helping customers better manage their financial life through meaningful education tools and ensuring a high level customer experience. Cynthia began her career at CCG and served most recently at HigherUp as Director of Client Service.

Jason Greenman, Chairman Emeritus

Jason Greenman has been involved with RentReporters since its infancy. As the former President and CEO, it was his vision that led to RentReporters’ current product. More recently, Jason was the Chief Strategy Officer and SVP, Corporate Development at LoopNet, Inc., the leading online marketplace for commercial real estate, which was acquired for nearly $1 billion in 2012. Jason’s continues to lend RentReporters his expertise to our mission of opening life-changing doors through rental reporting.

Alicia, Missouri, October 2016

I went on a journey to get my credit score up this year, after wrecking it in my 20’s, and had trouble finding ways to do it without creating more debt. I found out about Rent Reporters and decided to give it a try. I already have to pay rent! It took 5minutes to sign up online, I paid the fee, and they called my landlord about two weeks later and verified my rent payments. Rent Reporters reported THE LAST TWO YEARS I have been paying rent to the credit bureau! It gave my score a 27 point boost! (Seriously). Not to mention, customer service literally answered every question I had and quickly at that. It was super easy and definitely worth it!

Donna, Massachusetts, June 2016

I wish to say and send a shoutout to RentReporters.com a hearty “THANK YOU”. I never knew this type of service existed. I only wish I had known about it awhile back. Your information was right on target. I sent them the information, and my landlord was contacted within a short time. Once my information was verified, transmitted to the credit bureaus, my credit score went up. TransUnion went up the most by 80 points! OMG! My Experian went up by 10 points. I’m still working on repairing my credit, but RentReporters was and is an excellent step in the right direction. SO sign up for their service. You won’t regret it.

Vishal, Illinois, April 2016

Its amazing how transparent the process was, I got an alert on every phase during the rent reporting and it also reflected right away on my credit report (referenced by Credit Karma). Your customer service team was amazing and was polite and respectful while communicating with my landlord. And that’s what you need with great product.

With great product you need great customer service which no doubt rent reporter has. Thank you for wonderful support for boosting up my credit and helping me secure a mortgage with competitive rates.

April, Michigan, March 2016

When I initially heard about rentreporters.com, I was reluctant. However, after signing up after the recommendation of one of my friends, I soon realized the value of the service. I received quick response and updates regarding verification and credit reporting. My credit score even soared 10 points within 7 days. Exciting right, so am I!! Highly recommended service at an economical rate.

Leonardo, California, March 2016

I was introduced to RentReporters.com by CreditKarma on February this year. Back then it was my first month after being transferred to the USA. I know how credit score and credit history are a complex thing here and there was no way I could live on paying foreign credit card currency exchange rates and taxes.

I could also have applied for a secured credit card, but why put $100 on a secured card if I can pay a few dollars/month to get my rent reported?

With RentReporters I got a bump up on my credit score (up ~11 Transunion and ~3 on Equifax) and one addition to my total accounts number. Now I got a non secured credit card, a good credit and can’t even keep track of how many credit card offers I get in my mailbox every month.

RentReporters even offered me the opportunity to report all my rental payments from the beginning of my contract, which would have also bumped up the age of credit history factor – just didn’t do it because my contract was recent, but that’s awesome for whoever is building credit. And I just can’t wait till you guys are able to report my old lease contracts!

Monica, Oklahoma, February 2016

I would like to thank RentReporters.com for their wonderful service. They did everything as promised and my rental history was added 60 to 90 days later. My Trans Union score went up 47 points with the addition of my rental history alone. I only wish this service had been around years ago. I hope they expand to Experian and Equifax soon! Don’t wait, sign up and see what the reporting of your positive rental history can do for you!

Ernest, Tennessee, February 2016

My credit took a nose dive after a divorce. I heard of rentreporters.com and decided to give it a try. They were able to report 2 years of previous rental history and helped boost my credit score by more than 70 points. Since my divorce, I’ve remarried and we’ve added a beautiful daughter to our family. We’ve now been approved for a mortgage. Rentreporters.com has impacted our lives, by helping to improve our credit! Thank you Rent Reporters.

Raul, Florida, February 2016

Several months ago my wife and I found out our credit score was in the low 600’s. We were told in December of 2015 that with the current score we would not qualify for a home loan. At this time we started to do everything in our power to raise our credit score. We paid down credit cards, checked our credit report and even became authorized users on each other’s credit cards. We stumbled across Rent Reporters in February and immediately signed up.

Our lease payment was $1700 and was not being reported as positive credit. Once we signed up just a few days later I saw the rent we were paying show up on our credit report. Rent reporters also reported the rent for the amount of time we had been living in that address which was about 18 months. We immediately saw an improvement in our credit. Another area it helped us was with our underwriter. The underwriter who ultimately approved our loan was able to see from our credit report that we had been on time with our payments to our landlord. In June of this year we were able to close on our home. Rent reporters was a big factor in raising our credit score to 691 that helped us qualify with multiple banks. I would recommend Rent reporters to anyone looking to raise credit score.

Judy, Washington D.C., February 2016

I have been very happy with the service provided by Rent Reporters! As a renter in very expensive housing market (Washington, DC), I was spending thousands of dollars on rent that was not reflected on my credit report, which had some dings following a period of unemployment in 2014.

When I signed up with Rent Reporters, my year’s worth of on-time rent payments showed up on my credit report, along with my continuing monthly payments. This has resulted in an increase in my credit score, which is very helpful for future credit applications, lease applications, insurance premium ratings, and possible even employment opportunities! Thank you so much for a wonderful service!