Regular Contributor
Posts: 123
Registered: ‎01-15-2009

Best Time of Day to Check One's Credit Reports?

Do CRAs do their updates throughout the day, or do they update at a certain time of day--say, at midnight?


I'm asking because I currently pull my once-daily Credit Karma and Experian website FAKOs each AM before I go to work, since my brain is at its clearest in the morning. I also reconcile my CC receipts to my CC accounts (online), and verify all checking, savings, and CC account balances. All while enjoying my strong coffee/Rum Chada combo (if you haven't tried this yet, you NEED to!)


As always, my dear credit bros and sis's, thanks in advance for any info. you can provide.


Peace out and happy Monday to ya',


All 3 bureaus (per Amex CreditSecure FAKO) are still 748 (as of 12/19/13). Cards: Discover It, $12,100, Chase Freedom $3,300, Chase Amazon $1,500, Walmart store $11,000, AMEX Zync NPSL, Costco Amex $14,700. US. Bank Cash +, $5,000. AMEX SPG $6,000, PenFed Plat. Cash Rewards $17,500, PenFed P-LOC $10,000, Citi Forward $5,100, Chase Slate $5,000, Old Navy, $2,200.
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Posts: 271
Registered: ‎09-30-2012

Re: Best Time of Day to Check One's Credit Reports?

Too funny, I have gotten into the habit of checking twice a day. I noticed there is a huge difference between what is reported and the time it gets posted to my CR. I have opened up 7 new accounts recently and only 2 have showed up with Ex. Could be they are reporting to TU and EF and not EX

Starting Score: 530 - 2/12
Current Score: EX - 720 EQ - 714 TU-690 WM-720
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Valued Contributor
Posts: 1,132
Registered: ‎05-17-2010

Re: Best Time of Day to Check One's Credit Reports?

I feel that EX updates accounts closer to real time and the other two seem to update on a more closer to open of business schedule.  


TU never really seemed to update on weekends.  I'd get my best updates for them closer to 8AM on Monday.   

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