When I arrived from Canada in the UK, my letting agent tasked a referencing company to track my Canadian credit record.
I will soon move from the UK to Germany. In Germany, the domestic referencing company is Schufa. I've read in several places (but nowhere authoritative) that Schufa requires a German bank account. But if I do open a bank account as soon as I have my Meldeschein, and then immediately ask for a Schufa, it will likely show blank, which might not satisfy landlords. Can I in some way tell Schufa my current (soon previous) UK address, so they can track my UK credit record and use this to populate/initiate my Schufa while I'm still new in Germany? I'm worried that I will find it difficult to satisfy landlords/agents as long as my Schufa is empty.