Consumer Protection Law
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Credit report: I hope I'm asking this question in the right category. My husband has 2 credit cards that he opened only under his name... Only he could qualify to open them since he has income and I have no job. But after the credit cards were opened and activated, we ordered me a second card for both credit cards. Now, since I'm only on the account as a tag-along, do these 2 credit cards and their activity show up and affect my credit score?
Response: Yes. As a card user, the cards would also show up on your credit file. If the cards are delinquent, the delinquency would adversely affect your credit score eventhough you are not legally liable for the debts since you did not sign the credit card agreement. Conversely, if the cards are being on time, then the positive payment history would have positive effect on your credit score.