Getting onto the electoral roll

You probably know that the electoral roll is a list of everyone who is registered to vote in the UK. But did you know that getting onto the electoral roll  is one of the simplest ways to boost your creditworthiness?

It’s true! The electoral roll isn't just for voting. It helps to prove you're you. And if you're not on it, lenders may struggle to identify you or reject your application altogether. So it’s really important to make sure you’re registered, and that your details are correct.

Being registered at the same address for a while shows stability, which lenders love. Lots of different addresses can create an impression of instability on your report. So even if you move a lot for work, see if you can register a single 'base' address (a family member’s house might be a good one for you to use if possible).

How to get on the electoral roll

If you're not on the electoral roll (and you are eligible to vote in the UK) you can register here.

If you're not eligible to vote, but you have the right to live and work in the UK, you can ask each Credit Reference Agency (CRA) to add a 'notice of correction' to your credit report. You can contact them using the links below: 

How long does it take to be registered to vote?

It can take up to a month for your registration to be completed and then another month for it to appear on your credit reports.

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