Curious about name change and your credit? You’re not alone! Many brides are curious about what happens to their credit when they make the switch to Mrs. Do they lose their credit history and start over with a new name? Do they need to notify the main credit bureaus of their decision?
When you change your name you do not need to notify the three U.S. credit bureaus: TransUnion, Equifax, and Experion. When you update your name with all of your creditors (banks, credit cards, ect.) the bureaus will add your new name to your account and keep your maiden name as well. This way you keep your established credit and build credit with your married name.