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Jill Said:

can you help me understand credit score

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We Answered:

Those are your scores.

All three credit bureaus have their own ways of calculating your scores and consider that all lenders do not report to all bureaus and some don't report at all so it's not uncommon to have as much as a 100-point difference between bureaus.

Laurie Said:

How will an increase in salary affect my credit score

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We Answered:

Your income as nothing to do with your credit score and the credit bureaus do not keep track of your income. Your income should put you in yet a better position to make all your payments on time, which does affect your score. Paying off that revolving debt with all the money you are now making will also help.

    3 Bureau Credit Scores

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    3 Credit Bureau Scores

    Henry Said:Why are my 3 credit scores so different?We Answered:Not all companies report to all three credit bureau's. Not all companies that even report to all 3, report at the same time. When something is reported it's not always updated immediately with the company. When it is reported, sometimes there might be a keying issue and it's added to someone elses report (doesn't happen often, but it happens...human error happens in anything we do).Willard Said:Has anybody noticed FICO scores are much different from individual credit bureau's scores?We Answered:If you are getting your scores directly from a specific Credit Bureau (example: an Experian report...

    3 Credit Score Reports

    Phyllis Said:If I pull my credit reports form all 3 agencies, will my inquiry cause my score to lower?We Answered:No, When you pull your own report this is known as a soft pull. You can soft pull daily through services like True credit. Soft pulling can be beneficial on TU and EQ in that multiple soft pulls (over 100) can cause hard inquiries to drop before the 2 year cycle is up. This does not work on EQ. Also please consider that only MyFICO.com has real FICO scores, so if you are pulling your credit for scores...

    3 In 1 Credit Report Score

    Marshall Said:What to do to check my free credit score report in internet?We Answered:if you are looking for the free credit score and report usa national site, check out this site http://free-credit-score-national.com/ Here you can check your 3-in-1 Report from all three credit reporting agencies and your credit score rating.Brett Said:How can i get a free credit score report in internet?We Answered:if you are looking for the free credit report and score national site, check out this site http://free-credit-report-national-usa.blogspot.com/ Here you can see your 3-in-1 Report from all three credit reporting agencies and your credit score.Billie Said:How to check my free credit score report...

    700 Credit Score

    Jessie Said:Can I get a conventional mortgage with a credit score below 700?We Answered:This is a good site to get a start on some answers. http://www.fhaloansfhamortgages.com/ Scroll down to this link FHA loans vs Conventional loans - A real comparision with 5% down - Using a 659 credit scoreBobbie Said:If my credit score is 700, may I get The lowest APR for a home loan?We Answered:700 is a good score, the credit score go from 400 to 800 with the average in USA being a 680 .With that score you will get the lowest rate.The bank that you go...

    720 Credit Score

    Leah Said:What type of credit score is needed for a good intrest rate for an auto loan? 650, 720?We Answered:Speaking as a nationally known credit score and lending expert (book, radio shows, newspaper columns, etc.)... The low rate 0.99% to 3.99% generally require 720-740+ scores, depending on the offer. Otherwise for normal rates, you can get an excellent rate and even rather poor scores IF you have always paid your auto loans on time. There IS such a thing as an auto credit score, different from a consumer score or a mortgage score, or a landlord score. In my newspaper column, I...

    Annual Free Credit Report And Score

    Eduardo Said:How do I get my FREE credit score? I already have my free annual credit report.?We Answered:if you are looking for the free credit report and score national site, check out this site http://free-credit-report-national-usa.blogspot.com/ Here you can see your 3-in-1 Report from all three credit reporting agencies and your credit score.Jo Said:If i already have my free annual credit report, How to get my free credit score?We Answered:if you are looking for the free credit score usa national site, check out this site http://Free-Credit-Score-National.com/ Here you can get your 3-in-1 free credit score reportEdwin Said:Help me, If i already have my free annual...

    Average American Credit Score

    Kelly Said:what is the average american credit score?We Answered:The average American Credit Score is 723. I've been doing alot of research about this.Lori Said:What is the Average Americans Credit Score?We Answered:Yahoo home page says 692.Sandra Said:What is the average americans credit score?We Answered:Not a question that can be answered straight-forwardly. It all depends on how you run your statistics. If you go to FICO (the creators of the credit score) they will say the median score is in the low 700's (720 or so). But if you work in the financial industry on any level, you see mostly numbers...

    Average Credit Report Score

    Ella Said:What is the average American credit score?We Answered:Fair Isaac, the score creator, says that the median is 723. Yes all incorrect items, or out of date item are worth fighting for, any time a negative mark is remove it increases your score.Erica Said:I have a credit score of 645 but four unpaid charge offs on credit report is my credit ruined?We Answered:While paid off charge offs aren't as bad as a charge off, bad debt, it still keeps ones score down. YOu will just have to wait the reporting period for them to be dropped from...

    Average Credit Scores

    Kristen Said:What is the average minimum credit score for credit card?We Answered:They usually start at 650 however some cards start at 700 but you can have a key word like collections on your report that will automatically reject the application. Most company’s set keyword rejecters in their screening I think its because they just have so many customers they don’t feel they need to take the risk they leave that up to other credit card company’s like first premier or something! Hell most are done automatically by computers and rejection keywords & of course the score is all they use...

    Average Credit Score In America

    Delores Said:Does Credit Transfer From Country To Country?We Answered:First of all, I must congratulate you on graduating soon from college!!! What a great accomplishment!!! You should be proud of yourself!!! Secondly, you might want to consider asking for suggestions from a financial expert on how to fix your below average credit, before you leave this country. That would be a neat accomplishment, too!! Thirdly, you have NO credit record in any other country. You will have to build credit in the new country from scratch. Good Luck!Kay Said:What is a good credit limit for a 20 year old student?We...

    Average Credit Score Mortgage

    Oscar Said:Getting a mortgage with someone with a lower credit score.?We Answered:ask your mortgage loan officer to run the application BOTH ways and check out the difference for yourself theres no sense in guessing (thats what i would tell a client to do)Felix Said:What can I expect my mortgage rate range to be on a 130k home w/ 7k down? My average credit score is 640.?We Answered:Typically, it costs $60 a month to borrow $10,000 with a 30 year mortgage, at the fairly average rate of 6%. So, if you need to borrow $123,000, you can estimate it's going to cost in...

    Bad Credit Score Loans

    Tara Said:Are there any good student loans available to a person with a bad credit score?We Answered:Hi, Have seen lots of people asking info on bad credits. Well, if you need to get your problem solved on<!--bad credit, you must know to how to confront it and how to clear the bad credit. Many factors can contribute to someone getting a "bad credit" rating, among these are non-payment of an account or late payments over an extended length of time. Take a look on http://badcredits.awardspace.com/... You can easily be labelled as a bad credit risk by financial companies. This can make it more...

    Best Way To Improve Credit Score

    Mary Said:What is the best way to improve my Credit Score within a year for a car loan??We Answered:there are over 1,700 items that go into your credit score so - keep a steady job do not apply for credit everywhere you go - looks 'desperate' do not have existing credit maxed out - i.e. 'at limit' pay all bills on time pay off as much as you can - or pay it down as much as you can have a great 2008!Harry Said:We are trying to buy a home w/ credit score of 557..... Best way to improve credit quick?We Answered:This is what you need...

    Better Credit Score

    Bryan Said:is it better to raise your credit score by getting a secure credit card or loan or just applying?We Answered:It sounds like you just don't have credit which isn't necessarily a bad thing.Since you are in this situation credit card are going to have a majorly high interest if I were you then I would get a secure card from your bank.This is a credit card (not tyed to your checking account)how it works is say you have 500.00 limit them you must have 500 in the bank account say that you use 200.00 in that month you have...

    Build Credit Score

    Shawn Said:How can I build my credit score while in the Army?We Answered:?redit repair work?d fine to fix my credit. They disputed and removed lots of bad items from my credit report. I used this service - credit-report-free.totalh.comSylvia Said:What is a safe way to build your credit score up?We Answered:One of my friend had few late payments (two years ago) and a delinquency (payed off last March) now with one year of on time payments has seen her FICO score went up by only 5 points from 680 to 685. She is frustrated but that is how it seems to...

    Bureau Credit Report Score

    Lonnie Said:The Bank is stating a lower credit score than my report says?We Answered:Honestly, sometimes this "just happens". It's a sucky answer, but the truth. Pulling the credit at different times can have an affect on your score, but usually not that much. Do you normally charge a lot and then pay it off every month? Did you pull your credit just after you had a major change? Like you paid off a car or another large debt? Because you just ran your credit, and you have the score also, meet in person with the mortgage...

    Canadian Credit Score

    Jessie Said:Are there any free online credit score websites for Canadian Residents?We Answered:http://www.freecreditreport.comDiane Said:Will a bad Canadian credit score affect my US credit?We Answered:You can use this credit monitoring service to pre-estimate future scores for different scenarios of such payments - credit-report-score.10001mb.comRafael Said:canadian credit card with credit score of 670 on equifax?We Answered:670 can qualify you for a credit card with many card issuers. Which is the best one depends on what you want. I pay my cards each month and take a cash rebate for all my purchases. IF the terms are similar in Canada as here in...

    Change Credit Score

    Alvin Said:After you make a payment when does your credit score change?We Answered:Paying off a collection will not improve your credit score, the damage has already been done. The account will be reported on your credit history for the remainder of the 7.5 year reporting period. The collection account will just update to paid collection. The impact of the collection will lessen after the account is two years old.Katrina Said:How does your credit score change when you get married?We Answered:Marriage does not merge credit scores. His poor credit will only affect joint credit applications -- the interest rates...

    Cheap Credit Report Score

    Rachel Said:What is the cheapest way for me to get my credit report?We Answered:Go to these websites and request a credit report, you are entitled to one per year from each bureau for the price of FREE!!! Cheap enough? http://www.experian.com/ http://www.transunion.com/ http://www.equifax.com/home/ Getting one per month is a very bad idea as the inquiries will begin to diminish your credit score, trust me I study credit reports every day. Excessive inquiries chip away at it fast and 1/month = 12/year, this is considered excessive to the credit bureaus. Hope this helps a bit.Gary Said:How do i get my actual...

    Cheap Credit Score Report

    Mary Said:Where can i find a credit report/score from 3 bureau credit report for a very cheap price?We Answered:try this site its free https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/i…Marjorie Said:Which is the best and cheapest way to get your credit score and report?We Answered:"Cheapest?" It's free once a year from each of the major credit reporting agencies. Try www.expedia.com You can get it online.Brian Said:Where can I get cheap credit reports and scores for all three bureaus or just experian?We Answered:Go to a bank and tell them you are interested in obtaining a loan. Any time a bank looks to approve you they automatically run your credit...

    Commercial Credit Score

    Joan Said:How can your credit score keep you from getting a job?We Answered:If someone has not taken care of their responsibilities in their personal life, would you trust them professionally? As a former employer, I included this in my list. If a guy was $50k in debt and wanted an $9 hour job as a grease monkey, I knew not to give him the keys to my shop. Stuff tends to disappear with desparate guys running things. My kids tell me that you have to have perfect credit to work in a bank or brokerage. I...

    Consumer Credit Score

    Rick Said:How does using a consumer counseling service affect your credit score?We Answered:Your credit history will be marked as being "counseled" with a Debt Management Plan. Also, lenders close the account (which looks bad on your credit history) while you are under a Debt Management Plan. This may shy some conservative lenders away.Jorge Said:Does using Consumer Credit Counseling Services have any impact on credit score or creditworthiness?We Answered:This actually hurts your credit. You are better off paying your creditors on your own. I have listed a webpage below that has free consumer information on credit repair...

    Credit Bureaus Score

    Gerald Said:How does a "Settled in Full for less than balance" reported to the credit bureaus affect credit score?We Answered:I am going to disagree and I'll be happy to explain. None of us really know the exact way scores are calculated since it's a trade secret. All we do know is that scores are based on the following; 1. Pay history 35% 2. Time in bureau 15% 3. Types of credit 10% 4. New credit 10% 5. Debt to credit ratio 30% Since when accounts are settled they show on bureaus as either R-1 or I-1 depending on weather they are revolving or...

    Credit History Score

    Hugh Said:Does debt consolidation affect credit history and score?We Answered:Yes, it adversely affects your credit but less than bankruptcy. If you have not already, get the book "Your Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey. Get it from the library if you don't have the $15 to buy it. Debt Consolidation is NOT the way to go. They just increase your costs. http://www.daveramsey.com/the_truth_abou…...

    Credit Reporting Score

    Crystal Said:If I check my credit score does the credit reporting agencies give out my info to creditors?We Answered:Whomever you own will hire a collector and they will track you down with any information they can find. ...Isaac Said:is there a credit reporting agency that can give me my credit score?We Answered:all the credit agencies will give you credit scores, but they are paid. financial score of a person consists of 2 parts, credit score and credit report. both are taken in consideration before getting you the loan. what the lenders want to see is - how much credit can you safely repay. what...

    Credit Reporting Scores

    Danny Said:Credit Reporting?We Answered:First, you are getting ripped off at $14.95 a month, but that is aside from the point. Most companies report to all three, so if they are not reporting to Equifax I would assume there is an issue with the issuing company (i.e the credit card). Contact them and ask if they report to all three, if not find out why and move forward from there.Dan Said:Why do we only get one free credit report in a year? Why is it that credit scores go down when you check it?We Answered:You got two questions here, so I'll...

    Credit Reports Scores

    Maxine Said:Are there credit scores and reports in other countries?We Answered:NO your credit report is unique to the country you live and take no notice of any idiot who tells you different. each country as its own database and as yet none are connected to each other. however you will have to rebuild your credit in the country you move toAlicia Said:Where can I get all 3 credit reports and 3 credit scores?We Answered:You can get 1 free from each bureau every 12 months. www.annualcreditreport.comJuanita Said:Why are employers discriminating against people with low credit scores on their credit reports?We Answered:I...

    Credit Report Fica Score

    Danny Said:What is the best way to get my credit report & FICA score fast and safe?We Answered:you get a free credit report from http://xrl.us/39ebPamela Said:consummer credit company?We Answered:Hi, I used "Credit Solution" to settle my debt.They managed to reduce my debt up to 58%.I came accross this company while watching NBC.Check it out here: http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-1813149-10467845Chester Said:Should I subscribe to free credit score reporting ? Sears is offering a subscription for free.?We Answered:I would read the "fine print". You can get a free credit report from each of the three major bureaus one time per year ( I recommend spreading them out,...

    Credit Report Improve Score

    Regina Said:How much does a credit score improve after bankruptcy falls off a credit report?We Answered:Your credit score won't improve just because the bk comes off. It takes paying debt on time to improve score- the bk just pulled it down. Every late payment pulls it down, every on time pulls it up. Too much debt pulls it down. Sounds like you are on track but it definately takes longer to increase scores that to decrease. Good luck!Tammy Said:How do I get stuff remove of my credit report to improve my score?We Answered:You have to dispute that...

    Credit Report Score Good

    Donald Said:What is a good credit score to have when applying for a loan?We Answered:You have a good score. I would say apply for the loan, and transfer the balances to a credit card offering a (0% apr) -- citibank offers 0% introductory apr's for 1 year --- with no transaction charges. Another thing to remember is that its not just enough to have a good score. lenders also look at what your largest loan was -- A history of taking and repaying large loans helps improve your credit also. I was rejected by Honda car financing when I applied for...

    Credit Report With Credit Score

    Cody Said:is there a way to figure out my credit score with my credit report?We Answered:Freecreditreport.com is not "free" You can get a copy of your report yearly for free so don't pay for thier "membership". Ask your bankTim Said:Will a debt management plan affect your credit report and score?We Answered:If you are considering a debt management plan, make sure you use an NFCC member. These are legit, non-profit companies that offer debt management programs for a nominal fee. http://www.nfcc.org/. While in a debt management program, it is noted on your credit report and will adversely affect your credit....

    Credit Scores Explained

    Aaron Said:Why are jobs requiring credit scores now?We Answered:If you have a higher credit score you probably better at planing and decisions in general. Plus you are less likely to steel because of pending financial doom.Raymond Said:Can someone explain credit scoring to me?We Answered:Information about you and your credit experiences, like your bill-paying history, the number and type of accounts you have, late payments, collection actions, outstanding debt, and the age of your accounts, is collected from your credit application and your credit report. Using a statistical formula, creditors compare this information to the credit performance of consumers with similar...

    Credit Scores Increase

    Alexander Said:Do law firms increase credit scores by writing letters to credit bureaus & credit card companies? Is it legal?We Answered:Yes this can increase your credit score. What the lawyer is doing is simply disputing the information on your credit report. It is legal and it can work if the lawyer knows what s/he is doing. There is a set of laws called the Fair Credit Reporting Act that governs how the credit bureaus MUST report information. It contains over 300 laws that each piece of information reported MUST comply with. If any piece of...

    Credit Scores Ranges

    Stephanie Said:I had a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in 2001. My credit scores range from 550-624. How many points is a bankruptcy?We Answered:If you had paid all of your bills since you filed bankruptcy your score would be much higher now. The reason why your score is so low is that you have three bad marks on your credit and no or few positive marks. What you need to do is to pay the doctor bill and the Hollywood video bill and then start rebuilding credit by either financing a car or get a credit card, but only charge...

    Credit Score 650

    Lauren Said:Can I get loan with a credit score between 600 - 650 ?We Answered:creditreport.imess.net - try this service to boost you credit score before getting loan. After credit repair you can get the loan with minimal interest rate.Tommy Said:is 650 a good credit score for a teenager?We Answered:650 is very good for someone your age. 660-680 is the typical range for an adult with good credit and above 680 is typically considered excellent but some of the score is built on the length of time your credit has been established, which someone young typically does not have. The best...

    Credit Score 800

    Karl Said:Is a credit score of 800 good?We Answered:800 is a very good score. FICO reports from 300 to 850. I look at credit everyday and see scores over 800 very rarely.Marjorie Said:How will $800 affect my credit score?We Answered:If all of you were on the lease --- then each of you as well as all of you are responsible for that rent. even though one person didn't pay thier portion of the rent, doesn't mean you (or the others) are off the hook because you signed a legal document that said you were resposible for the rent as stated in the lease. What...

    Credit Score Address

    Heidi Said:How does linked address found in your credit report file affect your credit rating score?We Answered:if you are not named as a defaulter at the linked address, and other people are you will be tarred with the same brush. Write to the credit information company and tell them you are not assciated with the address, and they may remove the link, until they do you may have difficulty with creditMildred Said:Does my address go against my credit score?We Answered:Not in the United States, but I have seen several posters here say that if you live in the U.K. this does...

    Credit Score Agencies

    Jeremy Said:Better your credit score agencies, ARE THEY SCAMMERS OR REAL?We Answered:Scams. The only real way to better your score is to do a better job and wait. There are several groups that will help you get your act together for free. To find a legitimate counselor, contact the National Foundation for Credit Counseling at NFCC.org or call 1-800-388-2227. Just about everything else is a scam. The idea that "magic" will fix your score "tomorrow" is a lie. If you pull your accounts at all three credit agencies and find any errors, get those corrected and you will have your faster,...

    Credit Score Agency

    Harvey Said:what credit reporting agency give the best credit score?We Answered:FICO scores for all three credit bureaus are used by creditors. It is normal for scores to be different as the info at each credit bureau can be different. If you got those 3 scores directly from the credit bureaus, only the one from Equifax is FICO. The ones from TransUnion and Experian are Vantage (different scale) or the TransUnion might be a TransRisk score (worthless). If you got those scores from a third party monitoring service, they are probably Fakko (their own formula). Creditors use FICO. ...

    Credit Score Analysis

    Gary Said:So I am buying a house and I'm just curious...?We Answered:If you have been pre-qualified, and there is no material change in your income and debt, then you should be fine. The Good Faith Estimate is a required disclosure under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, that banks must give within 3 days of application. The fact the bank gave you this document neither guarantees the loan nor does it mean anything bad. It's a required disclosure. Again, assuming your employment remains the same, and you were honest about your income level on your application (they will do a verification...

    Credit Score And Loan

    Leon Said:Can i get approve for a car loan with a credit score of 636?We Answered:Auto finance is what I do for a living and while a 636 is not what it used to be as long as you meet the rest of the lenders guide lines like minimum income, time at job, time at residence etc. you should be able to be approved for a car loan. Don't expect the best rate but it should be decent.Raymond Said:Is it true that credit score lowers when applying for loan?We Answered:Judy is wrong. If you make multiple applications for a car...

    Credit Score Auto Loans

    Mildred Said:Do credit checks for auto loans show up on your credit report?We Answered:Yes it does. But here's the trick... Auto inquiries and mortgage loan inquiries done within a two week time period will count as one inquiry. So if you apply with "5" auto lenders you'll get hit for "1" inquiry which will affect your score a bit, possibly. The reason is the credit bureau knows that people shop around for rates just like you. When I worked in auto finance I'd run people through several banks for an approval/better rate. You can also order...

    Credit Score Bureaus

    Manuel Said:How do the credit bureaus determine your credit score?We Answered:"Due to the proprietary nature of the FICO score, the Fair Isaac company does not reveal the exact formula it uses to compute this number. However, what is known is that the calculation is broken into five major categories with varying levels of importance. These categories, with weight in brackets, are payment history (35%), amount owed (30%), length of credit history (15%), new credit (10%) and type of credit used (10%). All of these categories are taken into account in your overall score - no one area or incident...

    Credit Score Calculation

    Viola Said:Credit Score Calculation?We Answered:If only that were the case. Scores drop fast, but they rise slowly. In my experience I can earn about two points a month per card keeping them paid off. I have spoken to others who see this as about average as well. However, truth be told, the Consumer Reporting Agencies do NOT make it public precisely how credit is scored. No one can really tell you. We can tell you the best ways to bring your credit up, but not at what rate. If there is an exact formula, it has always been kept...

    Credit Score Car Loans

    Rhonda Said:Credit score / car loan question?We Answered:Auto finance is what I do for a living and auto loans are based on the following factors; 1. Loan to value. 2. Term of loan. 3. Age of vehicle. 4. Miles on vehicle. 5. Down payment. 6. Time at job. 7. Time at residence. 8. Monthly income before taxes. 9. Credit score/profile. 10. Total debt to income ratio. This is what they look for; 1. 85% to 130%. 2. 36-72 months. 3. No older then 8-years. 4. No more then 60,000. 5. No less then $1,000.00. 6. At least 2-years. 7. At least 2-years. 8. No less then $2,000.00. 9. 540 and up with at least 4 lines of credit with 1...

    Credit Score Companies

    Ruben Said:What are some credit card companies that go off of my trans union credit score?We Answered:Generally, all credit companies will look at all three for the very reason why you don't want them to look at Equifax! They will use all three to make sure that one company is not missing something that the others have recorded into their score.Diane Said:Do credit card companies check your credit score when you request to have your interest rate lowered?We Answered:In most cases they do check credit when a customer calls and request a lower rate, which is typically reserved for very...

    Credit Score Definition

    Dana Said:Should they redefine the definition for "credit card"?We Answered:I don't mean to sound harsh but I have had credit cards for over 35-years and never had a problem because I took the time to read and understand the terms and conditions. Plus I always pay my cards off in full every month so I can collect the cash back rewards, never pay interest or fee's. I make several hundred dollars a year doing this and I don't in the least bit feel sorry for people that are not smart enough to do the same.Jeff Said:How do you use the word hieroglphic...

    Credit Score Explained

    Micheal Said:What tips do you have for improving a bad credit score?We Answered:Why you have to pay 24% interest on unsecured loans while government wants to lend free money to credit businesses to increase spending? It clearly they trashed credit scores to consumers to sell unsecured credit cards with high interest rate. So, REPORT FALSE CHARGES from both credit bureaus and the claimers to FTC Federal Trade Commission immediately and FAX COMPLAINTS to financial heads of both the Senate and the House to fillter out credit bailout. If the lenders get too many bad credit scores from comsummers or provided too...

    Credit Score Explanation

    Elizabeth Said:What is the credit score rating system and explanations?We Answered:This system is getting ready to change anyhow, so donbt take the time to study it hard. They are moving in the direction of a more standardized scoring system!Billie Said:Credit score increased 65 points in a day but my mortgage broker isn't showing the increase?We Answered:credit score increases are done INSTANTLY. everyone will receive an impact. the problem is that he's probably using a different scoring model...normally OLDER. if you go to myfico they will have the new scoring models that will show an accurate score. for example...he can be using windows...

    Credit Score For Auto Loan

    Maurice Said:How do I get a good auto loan with a credit score of 640 but they day “I don’t have enough credit some have alWe Answered:Lenders look at many things before approving a loan and credit is only part of the equation. They look at your score, how high your credit limit has been, the vehicle, debt-to-income, loan-to-value, and residency are few of the major factors. 640 is a good score, however if you have low credit, like a credit card with $2,000 limit and no previous autos, it makes it difficult to get a loan without a co-signer. It's...

    Credit Score Good Bad

    Elsie Said:Credit score 629, good bad or regular?We Answered:This should help you to understand how credit scores work.. FICO scores from 300 to 850 and Vantage scores from 501 to 990. Here is the breakdown for both systems. Vantage Plus system scores from 501-990. A-901-990 B-801-900 C-701-800 D-601-700 F-501-600 FICO system scores from 300-850. Elite-740-& up Prime-700-739 Preferred-660-699 Standard-625-659 Sub-prime-624-& under FICO is the only one that matters since it's the one that all major lenders look at. So as you can see it depends on if your looking at a true FICO score or a Vantage plus score. As far as what makes up credit scores it's the following; 1. Payment history (longer the better)...

    Credit Score Good Number

    Cassandra Said:Is my credit score good for my age?We Answered:Your credit score is very good for any age the max is 850. Some say the less credit cards you have the better and some disagree and say they more the better. I say just keep the ones you really use and pay on time.Jay Said:What number is considered good credit score?We Answered:The national average score is 675. I work for a Chrysler dealer and Chrysler requires 680+ to get their prime rates. There are several things that go into making up your credit score. 1. Payment history ...

    Credit Score Good Range

    Carolyn Said:What FICO score determines GOOD/FAIR/EXCELLENT Credit?We Answered:To really understand the credit scoring system and how healthy your own score is, it is actually important to know some other information as well: 1. A FICO score can range from 300 to 850. 2. The national AVERAGE FICO is 678. 3. The MEDIAN American FICO score, however, is higher at 723. Even middle school math made my eyes glaze over, so if you are anything like me it may help to have a refresher on the difference between "median" and "average" at this point. "Median" means that half of all credit...

    Credit Score History

    Geraldine Said:what happens to the credit score/history from the 3 bureaus?We Answered:You can't let your credit card expire, the issuer will automatically send you a new card before the old one expires. Unless you or they cancel the account, it never actually expires. If you close the account, it should be reported as "closed by consumer." This does not directly impact your score. It will impact the average age of your accounts and your credit to debt ratio. Both of these are considered in calculating your score.Kristina Said:Do credit checks negatively affect your credit score when...

    Credit Score Improvement

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