Category: Credit Report

Which Type of Credit Score Is Most Used for Auto Loans?

When shopping for a car, most consumers are well aware that the car dealership will check their credit before moving ahead with a sale. Simply put, the better one’s credit, the lower the rate, and the more choices that person has in vehicles and corresponding loan terms.  A higher credit score can mean a lower…

How Often Is Your Credit Score Updated?

For those working on improving their credit, seeing changes is important. But, how often is a credit score updated and when should you expect to actually see that number budge? As a general rule, expect to see changes within 30 to 45 days; however, when new information is received, credit bureaus recalculate your score immediately….

FICO vs. VantageScore: A Look at the Different Types of Credit Scores

The US is dominated by two credit scoring companies — FICO and VantageScore. The latter was created in 2006 by Experian, Equifax and TransUnion, the three major credit reporting bureaus. FICO, created by the analytics firm Fair Isaac Corporation, has been the standard for measuring credit risk in the country since 1989. But in the…