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!