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  • Access to your 3 Credit Scores as developed by CreditXpert, Inc. which are designed to help you understand your credit. Although different from the scores lenders use, they use the same credit bureau data and are intended to reflect common credit scoring practices.
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Your Triple Free Credit Score

What is the credit score range and what does it mean?

It is important to note that your credit score may be up to 50 points different from company to company. Typical credit scores are between 600 and 750, with the overall range usually falling between 350 and 850. You want the highest creditscore you can get to secure the most favorable credit or loan.

Why is my credit score so important?

If your freecreditscore is considered excellent, you can expect a favorable "prime" interest rate. If your free credit score rating is good, you are considered more of a credit risk, but still qualify for a good loan. You will most likely have to provide further documentation to secure the loan however. Finally, if your free score is considered poor, you may qualify for a smaller loan than you anticipated, with a less than desirable "subprime" interest rate. The difference of just a few percentage points in your rate translates into several thousand dollars over the length of the loan. This money goes into lenders pockets instead of your own — negatively affecting your purchasing power.

What can my credit score affect?

When lenders decide whether or not to give you a loan or extend credit, they check credit score. Your credit credit report score is a numberical evaluation that lenders use to gauge credit worthiness. Your free credit scores can affect (but is not limited to) your credit limit, loan amount, interest rate and loan terms. Your credit score is very closely related to your credit report. In fact, your credit score is a quick, scanable evaluation of your credit report that helps lenders determine whether they will work with you or not.

Origins of Your Credit Score

There are three main companies that collect your credit information; Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Everything from account payment history to job information gets recorded. But they all do not use the same method for assessing your credit report and assigning a credit score. Because of this, there is a gap in lenders being able to assess your credit worthiness. myFICO is a company that has stepped in to standardize the credit score. These standardized credit scores are called FICO credit scores. The majority of lenders use these free scores to determine whether or not they will do business with you.

All 3 Free Credit Scores

Your 3-bureau credit report and credit score combines your information from ALL 3 credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) so you will know where you stand no matter which bureau your lender goes to!

Start with your Credit Report

If you are considering applying for a loan, ordering copies of your credit reports and credit scores may well be the best place to start since it is also the first thing a potential creditor will be looking at. Even if you pay your bills on time, you will want to ensure that all the information in your credit file is up-to-date and accurate.

Credit Monitoring

Depending on whether you are applying for an auto loan, a mortgage loan, or a loan for business or personal use, different lenders may apply different standards in rating your credit worthiness. For this reason, reading your credit reports, and seeing your credit scores will help you understand how your credit data might be interpreted, giving you a chance to improve your credit worthiness.

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