An Important Number
credit score is a three-digit number credit bureaus develop by
evaluating the information on your credit file. Along with your credit
history, it has an impact on whether or not you are approved for a
mortgage, car loan or credit card and what interest rate you'll pay.
Lending Industry Standard
borrower's credit score has been proven to be the best predictor of the
borrower's repayment performance. The three major credit bureaus
generally use a formula developed by the Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO)
to analyze the credit information they have on file for you. Your FICO
score is what most lenders use to determine the interest rate you'll be
offered. Borrowers with high credit scores are usually offered lower
interest rates, while those with lower scores may still get credit but
will have a higher interest rate.
Figuring Your Score
three major credit reporting agencies may each assign you a different
score, based on the specific information each has on file. But they
follow a similar method to come up with that number, which range from
300 to 850. The median score in the United States is 723. Knowing your
FICO score and understanding how it is calculated can help you improve
your credit profile and thus affect what you pay for financing.
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