What Is A Good Credit Score?
One of the most well-known types of credit score are FICO Scores, created by the Fair Issac Corporation. FICO Scores often range from 300 to 850. A FICO Score about 670 is considered a good credit score and a score above 800 is exceptional.
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Why is Your Credit Score So Important?
Your FICO score is an important component to your long-term financial health. Knowledge – about your credit, about the impact it has on your future, about the world in general – is powerful. Credit scores are used by 90% of the top U.S. Lenders. Whether you’re applying for a car loan, mortgage, or credit card, chances are high that your FICO score will be factored into the lender’s decision.
FICO, an analytics software company founded in 1956. FICO is the undisputed leading provider of credit scores. FICO scores are used in 90% of lending decisions today. The top 50 financial institutions in the U.S., as well as the 25 largest credit card issuers and the 25 largest auto lenders, all rely on FICO scores to help determine whether to lend you money and at what rate. Fix your credit today!
How Credit Scores are Calculated
35%: Payment history
30%: Amounts owed on credit and debt
15%: Length of credit history
10%: New credit
10%: Types of credit used
What is NOT Included in Your FICO Score
Your Race, Color, Religion, National Origin, Sex and Marital Status
US law prohibits credit scoring from considering these facts, as well as any receipt of public assistance, or the exercise of any consumer right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act.
Your Age - Other types of scores may consider your age, but FICO Scores don't.
Your Salary, Occupation, Title, Employer, Date Employed or Employment History - Lenders may consider this information, however, as may other types of scores.
Where You Live
Any Interest Rate being Charged on a Particular Credit Card or Other Account
Any Items Reported as Child/Family Support Obligations
Certain Types of Inquiries (requests for your credit report).Your scores do not count “consumer-initiated” inquiries – requests you have made for your credit report, in order to check it. They also do not count “promotional inquiries” – requests made by lenders in order to make you a “pre-approved” credit offer – or “administrative inquiries” – requests made by lenders to review your account with them. Requests that are marked as coming from employers are not counted either.