To view your credit score and credit report using your NerdWallet account, you’ll be asked to submit information that helps TransUnion, our credit score partner, verify your identity. You may be asked for your phone number during this process if TransUnion has trouble identifying you based on the initial information you provided.
Once you submit your phone number, you’ll receive a text message at that number containing a code. Enter that code to proceed to the next step in connecting your credit profile to your NerdWallet account, and you’ll be on your way to viewing your credit score and report.
You should also know:
- For security reasons, we only allow a phone number to be used twice when attempting to link a credit profile to a NerdWallet account. If you’ve previously linked your credit profile to a NerdWallet account, you will only be able to re-register with the same phone number one more time, and only after the first account has been closed.
- The phone number will need to be a U.S. number, and needs to be supplied by a phone carrier. Online call forwarding numbers, such as Google Voice, will not work.