"Adding Accounts to MY File
My credit file may not reflect all my credit accounts. Although most national department store and all-purpose bank credit card accounts will be included in my file, not all creditors supply information to CRAs: Some travel, entertainment, gasoline card companies, local retailers, and credit unions are among those creditors that don't. If I've been told I was denied credit because of an "insufficient credit file" or "no credit file" and I have accounts with creditors that don't appear in my credit file, ask the CRA to add this information to future reports. Although they are not required to do so, many CRAs will add verifiable accounts for a fee. I should, however, understand that if these creditors do not report to the CRA on a regular basis, these added items will not be updated in my file."