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When Creditors pull a soft, what kind of information are they able to view?

I am quite new on this board, but I hear that many creditors pull either a soft inquiry or a hard inquiry to one's reports.  What information are the creditors able to view and what are they not able to, which leads to a hard inquiry, of course, with prior applicant's consent?  I thank you in advance for your assistance!


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Re: When Creditors pull a soft, what kind of information are they able to view?

If they are an existing creditor (Account Review Soft), then they can see everything.


If it is a promotional prescreening soft, then they get limited data about your "categories" or score range, but not a full detail report.


If they pull soft related to an identification verification (such as some CU's pull soft on membership), they actually get all CR details.



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