I bounced a check. Will this show up on my credit report?

Answer:

It depends on what you wrote the check to pay. 

If you wrote the check to pay a bill, such as a credit card or mortgage, the creditor may report that you were late in paying your bill to the major credit reporting agencies.

Banks and credit unions usually don’t report a bounced check to the credit reporting agencies, but if you often write bad checks, the bank or credit unions may report that to a specialty credit-reporting agency that specializes in checking information. These companies collect information on consumers’ bank accounts, and having a bad record may make it harder for you to open a bank account in the future.

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