Why credit scores are up — for now

Oct 20, 2020
Many people have been using their stimulus checks and extra unemployment benefits to keep up with bills and pay down debt.
With government aid and other pandemic relief, people have generally been able to pay down debt and keep up with bills. But the lack of additional assistance could mean a wave of missed payments is about to hit.
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How a new service could help boost your credit score

Dec 21, 2018
Experian says consumers who let the firm monitor their checking accounts could get easier access to credit.
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FICO scores are going to change. Here's how.

The Ultra FICO could make it easier for people with imperfect scores to qualify for credit.
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FICO scores are going to change. Here's how.

The Ultra FICO could make it easier for people with imperfect scores to qualify for credit.
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Consumer credit-scoring system to eliminate error-prone data

Mar 13, 2017
Consumer credit reporting agencies are going to start eliminating some information from credit reports that might reflect negatively on would-be borrowers. Some of that information has been prone to errors in the past, and consumer advocates argued it was unfair to consumers. This is likely to raise credit scores for some who would not be […]

What you should know about the changes to credit scores

Aug 8, 2014
FICO announced it is changing the formula it uses to score credit.

Settling the credit score: How lenders judge consumers

Aug 1, 2013
What does your credit score say about what kind of consumer you are?

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