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Knowing when Wells Fargo reports to credit bureaus is crucial for maintaining your credit health. Wells Fargo regularly updates credit bureaus to reflect your credit activities accurately.

Which credit bureaus does Wells Fargo use?

Personal accounts

Wells Fargo sends personal account information to the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. This includes data such as payment history, credit limits, and account status. Making timely payments can boost your credit score, while late payments or high credit utilization can lower it. Reporting to all three bureaus ensures that your credit history is complete and accurate, which is beneficial when applying for new credit or loans.

Business accounts

For business accounts, Wells Fargo reports to Equifax, Experian, and Dun & Bradstreet. These agencies specialize in business credit reporting, which is distinct from personal credit reporting. Business credit reports help companies establish their creditworthiness and financial stability, which is crucial for securing business loans, lines of credit, and favorable terms with suppliers. This reporting includes payment history, credit utilization, and any changes in credit limits or account status, assisting businesses in building and maintaining a strong credit reputation.

How often does Wells Fargo report to credit bureaus?

Wells Fargo generally reports to credit bureaus on a monthly basis. The specific timing can vary, but it usually occurs a few days after the end of your billing cycle. This means that details of your account activity, such as your balance, payments made, and any changes in credit limits, will be updated on your credit reports approximately every 30 days. Additionally, Wells Fargo may report when the balance is paid down to zero.

Does Wells Fargo report authorized users to credit bureaus?

Yes, Wells Fargo includes authorized users in their credit reporting. When an authorized user is added to a Wells Fargo credit card account, their details are shared with Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. The authorized user’s credit report will reflect the account's activities, including payment history, credit utilization, and account status. This can help the authorized user build or improve their credit score, but it’s important to manage the account responsibly as negative actions, like missed payments or high credit utilization, can also affect the authorized user’s credit report.

Does Wells Fargo perform a hard inquiry?

When you apply for a new Wells Fargo credit card or loan, a hard inquiry is typically made. A hard inquiry, or hard pull, happens when a lender reviews your credit report to make a lending decision. This can temporarily lower your credit score and will be noted on your credit report, visible to other lenders. 

For pre-qualification or pre-approval offers, Wells Fargo usually performs a soft inquiry, which does not affect your credit score. A soft inquiry allows Wells Fargo to check your creditworthiness without impacting your credit report. If you proceed with a formal application after a pre-approved offer, a hard inquiry will then be made.

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Traditional credit cards impact your credit score based on your credit utilization rate—the percentage of available credit you're using. High utilization can negatively affect your credit score, making it challenging to keep the percentage low.

Ramp offers a different model. Our charge card must be paid in full each month, eliminating the concept of revolving credit balances. Since Ramp doesn’t report your credit utilization, your credit score is not impacted by your business spending.

This structure allows you to use your card according to your business needs without worrying about its effect on your credit score. Ramp enables you to manage your expenses efficiently and focus on growing your business without the usual constraints related to credit utilization.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article has not been officially confirmed by Wells Fargo and is subject to change.

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Ali Mercieca is a Finance Writer and Content Editor at Ramp. Prior to Ramp, she worked with Robinhood on the editorial strategy for their financial literacy articles and with Nearside, an online banking platform, overseeing their banking and finance blog. Ali holds a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from York University and can be found writing about editorial content strategy and SEO on her Substack.
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