How long are searches kept on my credit report?

Each time you apply for credit and a lender searches for your credit report, the credit reference agency will keep a record. TransUnion  retains a record of all searches for two years. Experian and Equifax retain records of searches for one year. This allows lenders to take account of previous credit searches when you apply for credit. But remember, your report doesn’t show whether or not an application was successful.

FAQ: What are the searches on my credit file?