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New housing allocations policy

The council has made key changes to its housing allocations policy, meaning the way we let council homes in Wolverhampton is changing.

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The Rental Exchange

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If you are offered a council home with Wolverhampton Homes you will be offered a chance to join the Rental Exchange to help improve your credit rating.

Ever been refused credit because your credit score isn’t good enough? Did you know that paying your rent on time doesn’t count towards your credit rating?

Wolverhampton Homes have teamed up with Big issue and Experian – they’re the UK’s biggest credit reference agency - to make sure that your future rent payments will count.

Don’t worry - both Wolverhampton Homes and Experian will make sure that your information is treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act, so you can have peace of mind that it will be kept secure and confidential.

A good credit score can be really useful for things like:

  • Opening and changing bank accounts
  • Getting a better deal on your mobile phone contract
  • Getting better deals on your gas and electric
  • Preventing identity fraud

To find out more visit: www.wolverhamptonhomes.org.uk/credit