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[16 Oct 2017 | 2 Comments | 2,747 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.

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[25 Sep 2017 | No Comment | 1,877 views]
New Credit Score Model Will Help Establish Credit for Millions

A new credit scoring model will potentially boost scores for many credit applicants and help establish credit for millions of people who previously had little or no credit history. The new scoring model will be used in the latest version of the VantageScore, the credit score created by the three major credit bureaus — Experian, Equifax and TransUnion.

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[7 Sep 2017 | One Comment | 2,059 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.

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[7 Sep 2017 | 2 Comments | 6,719 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.

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[26 Aug 2017 | No Comment | 985 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.