What is a Credit Score?
A credit score is a numeric representation of your creditworthiness. Numerical weights are placed on different aspects of your credit report, and a mathematical formula is used to arrive at a final score. Credit scores are one of the primary tools a creditor uses when determining whether to lend money to you and at what interest rate.
Consumers everywhere are routinely accessing their credit reports as part of their overall financial management. Some keep track of open lines of credit, credit limits, and rates, while others review credit reports to safeguard against identity fraud. In any case, the growing demand for credit reports has resulted in more report options for you.
Some of the credit score options provided by the service companies are:
- Single Credit Report :consumers can request one free credit report from each of the three credit reporting agencies every 12 months. Each agency could have different information, so you may want to stagger your requests from each agency during a 12-month period.
- 3-in-1 Credit Report : A single report showing side-by-side information from all three credit bureaus.
- Report, Score, and Debt Analysis: A single report, credit score and debt analysis.
- ID Fraud Watch: Immediate notification of report changes, weekly e-mail fraud alerts, quarterly access to credit report, and ID theft insurance. Also includes your credit score and debt analysis.
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