If anyone can advise it'd be greatly appreciated:
I tried applying for a credit card - I've never needed one before but I'm going travelling where bank cards aren't accepted. I was refused on the basis that I've "made attempts to gain credit recently". This isn't true, I avoid debt in much the same way one avoids hugging zombies.
Is there any way of correcting this without subscribing to Experian / Equifax? I've just spoken to the latter and frankly wouldn't trust them with operating a velcro strap.
Surely there must be a way of stopping these organisations from issuing false info about me without buying into their 'services', albeit via a free 30 day trial.
If anybody can advise... the rest of the internet isn't helping much.