What does Credit Report and Credit Score mean?

A credit report is a detailed view of your credit performance over the period. It shows your active accounts, outstanding credit balances, searches on your report, on-time payment, late payments, defaults and CCJs. The company which keeps and maintains this report is called the credit referencing agency. A credit score is a numerical snapshot of your credit performance. The credit score is affected by defaults, the number of credit searches, amount of credit held and other factors.