It can be difficult to remember which lenders you used decades ago. These tips may help:
- Do you have any old paperwork stashed away? Go check the attic.
- Who do you bank with now? You may have had old loans or credit cards with them in the past.
- Obtain your credit report. Although these often only go back 6 years, they will include debts that you had up until then. For example, if you had a loan that you took out 10 years ago, and it ended 5 years ago, it would appear on your report.
- If you have any old bank statements, these may show payments to a loan or credit card company. Again, check the attic!