What is a credit score?
A credit score is a number ranging from 350 to 850 that provides an overview of credit worthiness. Your score is important because it can impact whether you’ll get a loan and how much you’ll pay for the privilege. The good news is that credit scores can change constantly, so it is possible to increase your score and reap the rewards of doing so.
How can I get a better loan rate?
Your rate is determined by your credit score. Your credit score is determined by how well you have handled your credit responsibilities in the past.
How often does a credit score change?
Your credit file is continually updated with new information from your creditors. The score is calculated based on the latest "snapshot" of information contained in your file at the time the score is requested.
So your FICO score from a month ago is probably not the same score a lender would get from the credit reporting agency today. Fluctuations of a few points from month to month are quite common.
How can I increase my credit score results?
Your FICO score analysis will suggest things you can do to improve your score overtime. Generally, people with high scores consistently:Pay bills on time. Keep balances low on credit cards and other revolving credit products Apply for and open new credit accounts only as needed.
Can I get a credit report on my own for free?
Yes, The Fair and Accurate Credit Reporting (FACT) Act requires credit bureaus to furnish consumers a free copy of their own credit report each year by request. Please Note: Free credit reports do not include credit scores.
How do I request my free credit report through the Annual Credit Report Request Service?
To obtain your free credit reports, visit: www.annualcreditreport.com
How can I request my free credit report review and enhancement?
Get your free credit review and score enhancement at any branch location or by calling member services at 800-656-4328.