Types of Credit Scores
A credit score is a number lenders use to help them decide how likely it is that they will be repaid on time if they give a person a loan or a credit card. Your personal credit score is built on your credit history. Your FICO Score ranges from 300 to 850. A decent credit score is essential for your financial well-being because the higher it is, the less of a credit risk you are. There are primarily two types of credit scores, generic scores and custom scores:
- 300-599 Less than Poor
- 600-649 Poor to Fair
- 650-699 Fair to Good
- 700-850 Good to Excellent:
Generic credit scores are used by many types of lenders and businesses to determine general credit risk. You can access your generic score as one score using the same formula across all three credit reporting agencies.
Custom credit scores are developed for use by individual lenders. They rely on credit reports and other information, such as account history, from the lender’s own portfolio. They are unique to the specific business, or they may be used by specific types of lenders, such as credit unions. Custom credit scores can apply to specific types of lending, such as mortgage lending or auto lending.
Understanding Credit Score Factors and Improving Your Credit Scores
The elements from your credit report that shape your credit scores are called credit score factors. Some factors that may affect credit scores are:
- Payment History
- Amounts Owed
- Length of Credit History
- New Credit
- Types of Credit used
Factors indicate what elements of your credit history most affected the credit score at the time it was calculated. They also tell you what you must address in your credit history to become more creditworthy over time. Monitoring your credit on a regular basis can help you keep a close eye on how these factors are affecting your score and what you may be able to do to improve your score.
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Why Lenders Use Credit Scores
Before credit scores, lenders physically looked over each applicant’s credit report to determine whether to grant credit. This process was time-consuming, led to mistakes or biased results, and allowed lenders to make decisions that may have had little bearing on the applicant’s ability to repay debt.
Today, credit scores help lenders assess risk more fairly.
- Credit scores are consistent and objective
- They reflect only your likelihood to repay debt responsibly based on your past credit history and current credit status edit status
Over all understanding how credit scores work and how to maintain a good to excellent score takes work and dedication. Our company not only will work with you to reach your credit score goal, we will also educate you through out the process on how to maintain a good to excellent score!
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