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Rebuilding Credit »

[18 Sep 2019 | No Comment | 2,941 views]
Do you Want a Credit Card? Do This First!

There’s no need to waste your time — and some short-term damage to your credit score — by applying for a credit card offer that’s out of your league. This first step is crucial because the information in your credit reports — and the scores that are calculated as a result — will be critical in determining which cards you get and how much you pay for them.

Fico Scores »

[14 Sep 2019 | 2 Comments | 3,794 views]
How Auto Insurance Companies use Your Credit Score to Determine how Much you pay for Your Auto Insurance Rates

Insurance companies can use use drivers’ credit scores and personal credit score information to determine how much to charge for auto insurance rates.

Fico Scores »

[10 Aug 2019 | One Comment | 3,118 views]
How Often do Credit and FICO Scores get Updated From the Credit Bureaus?

Credit reporting bureaus continually update credit reports as they receive information from lenders. Your credit score may change with these updates as lenders add new information to your credit report but also as old information drops off your report. How updates affect your credit score can depend on your overall credit history.

Free Credit Report »

[9 Aug 2019 | 2 Comments | 8,143 views]
About the Big Three Credit Bureaus

A credit bureau is an information clearinghouse that compiles information on consumers. The credit grantors, or lenders, report consumer payment history to the credit bureaus. The credit bureaus then compile that information together with information on tax liens, bankruptcies, and court judgments that is available in public records. In return, when consumers apply for credit, lenders can check credit reports to determine the creditworthiness of consumers.

Fico Scores »

[28 Jul 2019 | No Comment | 1,817 views]
Bank of America, Chase Bank and Others Offering Free Credit Scores for Customers in 2015

Free FICO Scores have become more available to consumers since 2013, when Fair Isaac Corporation announced its FICO Score Open Access Program, which gave banks the right to share a FICO Score with consumers. Additionally, banks claim the free FICO Scores have increased customer loyalty.