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[23 Jun 2017 | One Comment | 16,670 views]
The Secret Credit Scores Lenders Use

Credit Scoring is a mathematical formula that generates your bill payment history and general financial habits into a tidy package used by lenders to help decide how worthy you are of a loan and how much it will cost.

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[17 Jun 2017 | One Comment | 2,524 views]
Will a Credit Freeze Protect my Credit File?

A credit freeze occurs when you notify a credit bureau not to release your credit history without your consent. This is an effective way to combat identity theft since a potential identity thief will not be able to see your credit history even if he has your personal identifying information.

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[29 May 2017 | 2 Comments | 4,938 views]
What is a Credit Inquiry and the Difference Between a Hard Inquiry or Soft Inquiry?

Any company, organization, or individual with a “legitimate business need” can request to see your credit history, and these requests are known as credit inquiries. They are divided into two categories called hard and soft inquiries — hard inquiries will affect your credit history and credit score while soft inquiries will not.

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[28 May 2017 | 5 Comments | 9,201 views]
FICO Score Being Replaced by CoreScore Credit Score With new Credit File

Anyone who has recently applied for a mortgage knows that lenders are already looking much more closely at your financial affairs. But soon, they’ll be able to easily delve into the deepest recesses of your financial life, accessing information that never before appeared on your credit report.

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[20 May 2017 | 2 Comments | 9,488 views]
Equifax, Experian and TransUnion Credit Bureau Contact Information

A credit bureau gathers information about how consumers use credit. In other words, they collect information from as many consumer financial transactions or inquiries as they can. They then sell access to that combined information to anyone who has a legally-recognized reason (permissible purpose).