Credit inquiries refer to requests made by businesses to check on your credit. They are made to credit bureaus and the record becomes part of your credit report. According to FICO, these inquiries are classified as either hard inquiries or as soft inquiries. Each is different and it affects your creditworthiness differently. Before we look […]
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Your credit report contains a large amount of information about your financial life and payment history. If you have credit cards or loans, for instance, those accounts and how you pay them are included in your credit report. Credit reports are created by three national credit reporting agencies: Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian. Credit card issuers […]
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If youâre like the 40% of credit card holders the American Bankers Association refers to as ârevolvers,â you probably carry at least some debt from month to month. And if youâre a typical American, according to Experian, you have an average balance of $5,897 , with an additional $2,044 on a couple of retail credit […]
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Breaking Down Credit Scores – New Credit In Part 5 of the YouTube series, Credit Scores Broken Down, Derick Vogel discusses the final area that affects your credit score: New Credit. New credit, also commonly referred to as inquiries, makes up a small portion of your credit score. Although it’s frequently brought up when discussing […]
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It is common practice for a person’s credit report to be pulled by creditors or lenders when someone wants to secure a loan for a home or automobile or open a credit card account. Thanks to the Fair Trade Reporting Act, there are laws designed to protect consumers when it comes to their credit information […]
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Most credit cards come with credit limits that determine how much you can spend at any given time. Requesting a credit line increase is something you might consider if youâd like to have more purchasing power, you want to schedule a balance transfer, or you need a cash advance. Asking for a higher credit limit […]
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Just because you want to buy a home doesn’t mean you should. Here, we unveil some oft-overlooked, soul-searching kind of inquiries that you really should ask yourself before you make the biggest financial commitment of your life.
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