Category: Credit Scores

Introducing the Newest Credit Score on the Block: FICO® Score 9

Introducing the Newest Credit Score on the Block: FICO® Score 9

Last week, on August 7th to be precise, a highly anticipated announcement was made regarding the upcoming release of the new FICO 9 credit scoring system. FICO® Score 9 will become commercially available in the fall of 2014, and will feature some pretty radical and exciting changes in…

3 Steps to Protect Your Credit after the Target Data Breach

3 Steps to Protect Your Credit after the Target Data Breach

The reported number of consumers who were victims of the Target data breach has varied widely. Original estimates indicated that 40 million Target customers had their payment information compromised. Later reports, as more information came to light, state that as many as 110 million consumers may be victims…

Credit Reports and Credit Scores – What’s the Difference?

Credit Reports and Credit Scores – What’s the Difference?

Credit Reports versus Credit Scores Let’s face it, for most people the world of credit can be a very confusing place. If you can’t explain the difference between a credit report and a credit score, you are not alone. People often use the terms “credit reports” and “credit…

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