Category: FICO score
Understanding Adverse Action FICO Reason Codes

If you get turned down for credit or don’t qualify for the best interest rate offered, you’ll want to understand what those two-digit FICO reason codes stand for in the letter you receive.

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Credit Score Factors: What Goes Into Your FICO Score?

Your credit score is what lenders will use when making decisions about you, so it’s rather important. There are several different credit scoring models, but FICO is chief amongst them. The majority of lenders use FICO scores, so it is the one you’ll want to focus on.

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Experian Fined for Deceiving Consumers about Credit Scores

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined the credit agency Experian $3 million last week. Let’s take a look at why Experian was fined and what consumers can learn about their credit scores from this.

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Minimum Credit Score Needed to Get Approved for a Car Loan

There is no minimum credit score needed in order to qualify for an auto loan. If you are dealing with bad credit, it can be more difficult to get approved. However, special finance lenders will consider many factors, so there is no minimum credit score needed.

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How to Check Your Credit Score for Free

Looking for ways to check your credit score for free? Marilyn Lewis of MoneyTalksNews recently highlighted six ways that consumers can access their official FICO score at no cost. Monitoring your credit score gives you more control over your financial life.

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New Credit Score Will Help Borrowers with Thin Files

New PowerView Score from Equifax and LexisNexis will use additional information to create a more accurate credit score for borrowers applying for new and used car loans.

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Your Credit Score May be Different at a Car Dealership

Have you ever gone to a car dealership only to learn that the credit score they have for you is different than the one that you previously obtained? This may be because they are looking at your automotive-weighted credit report, which scores you based on your past performance with auto loans.

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