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1 Credit score is calculated based on FICO Score 8 model, unless otherwise noted. In addition to the FICO Score 8, we may offer and provide other base or industry-specific FICO Scores (such as FICO Auto Scores and FICO Bankcard Scores). Your lender or insurer may use a different FICO Score than FICO Score 8 or such other base or industry-specific FICO Score (if available), or another type of credit score altogether. Learn More.
3-bureau FICO Scores
FICO Scores are used by lenders more than any other brand of Credit Scores.
Your FICO Score 8 can range from 300 to 850, and can influence whether you qualify for a loan and impact the interest rates that are offered to you. Compare your FICO Scores and Credit Reports from each of the 3 credit bureaus.
Credit Score factors
View the specific positive and negative factors that impact your FICO Score.
Your Credit Score is calculated from the information found in your Credit Report. See the factors influencing your FICO Score, including payment history, amount of debt, credit history length, amount of new credit, and credit mix.
Credit Score tracking
Get FICO Score tracking powered by Experian data with notifications when changes occur.
With an interactive FICO Score tracker, you can visualize your progress over time and receive customized alerts when your score changes. YouвЂ™ll also see the specific score factors that are impacting your FICO Score.
Monthly 3-bureau updates
Get updates every 30 days to your FICO Scores and Credit Reports from all 3 credit bureaus.
The information in each of your Credit Reports from the 3 credit bureaus may be different. Keep up-to-date and see how you compare across all 3-bureaus with updated Credit Reports and FICO Scores every 30 days.
3-bureau credit monitoring
Monitor all 3 credit bureaus to give you greater insight and help you make more informed financial decisions.
Credit monitoring and alerts help you keep an eye on your credit health and activity. By monitoring all 3 credit bureaus, you have a wider view of your credit footprint and can be more aware of your overall credit status.
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Gain insight into the factors that may be impacting your Credit Score risk level with toll-free support available 7 days a week. If fraud or identity issues are found, an assigned agent will work closely with you to resolve them.
Credit Score resources
What are the different credit scoring ranges?
Your FICO Score 8 powered by Experian data can range from 300 to 850. Learn what the different ranges are, what they mean to you and lenders, and what factors contribute to your FICO Score.
How Often Does Your Credit Score Change?
The information in your credit report is frequently updated, and as your credit information changes, your Credit Score will frequently change, too. Credit Scores are only updated when you or a lender requests one.
Why Your Credit Score May Be Low
Credit scoring systems can consider hundreds of factors from your credit history. They weigh your payment history, utilization rate, length of your credit history, the kinds of credit you have, what youвЂ™ve done recently with credit and many other details.
Credit Score basics
What is a Credit Score?
A Credit Score is a number lenders use to help decide how likely it is that they will be repaid on time if they give a person a loan or a credit card. Your FICO Score 8 ranges from 300 to 850 and is based on calculated factors from information in your credit report.
Why does a Credit Score matter?
Credit Scores represent the risk that lenders use in the repayment of consumer debt. Based on your risk level, a Credit Score can help determine if you qualify for a loan and mean the difference in hundreds or thousands in savings based on the interest rate offered.
What types of information can negatively impact a Credit Score?
There are many things that can potentially negatively impact a Credit Score, but include the number and severity of payments, the type and number of accounts along with their age, total debt, and public records such as bankruptcy, tax liens, and civil judgments.
What is a good Credit Score?
A FICO Score between 670 and 739 is considered to be good and is within the median score range. A FICO Score above 800 indicates an exceptional score and consumers in this range may have more favorable terms and an easier approval process with new credit.
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FICO Scores are developed by Fair Isaac Corporation. The FICO Score provided by ConsumerInfo.com, Inc., also referred to as Experian Consumer Services (“ECS”), in Experian CreditWorks SM , Credit Tracker SM and/or your free Experian membership (as applicable) is based on FICO Score 8, unless otherwise noted. Many but not all lenders use FICO Score 8.
In addition to the FICO Score 8, ECS may offer and provide other base or industry-specific FICO Scores (such as FICO Auto Scores and FICO Bankcard Scores). The other FICO Scores made available are calculated from versions of the base and industry-specific FICO Score models. There are many different credit scoring models that can give a different assessment of your credit rating and relative risk (risk of default) for the same credit report. Your lender or insurer may use a different FICO Score than FICO Score 8 or such other base or industry-specific FICO Score, or another type of credit score altogether. Just remember that your credit rating is often the same even if the number is not.
For some consumers, however, the credit rating of FICO Score 8 (or other FICO Score) could vary from the score used by your lender. The statements that “90% of top lenders use FICO Scores” and “FICO Scores are used in 90% of credit decisions” are based on a third-party study of all versions of FICO Scores sold to lenders, including but not limited to scores based on FICO Score 8. Base FICO Scores (including the FICO Score 8) range from 300 to 850. Industry-specific FICO Scores range from 250-900. Higher scores represent a greater likelihood that you’ll pay back your debts so you are viewed as being a lower credit risk to lenders. A lower FICO Score indicates to lenders that you may be a higher credit risk.
There are three different major credit reporting agencies вЂ” the Experian credit bureau, TransUnion В® and Equifax В® вЂ” that maintain a record of your credit history known as your credit report. Your FICO Score is based on the information in your credit report at the time it is requested. Your credit report information can vary from agency to agency because some lenders report your credit history to only one or two of the agencies. So your FICO Score can vary if the information they have on file for you is different. Since the information in your report can change over time, your FICO Score may also change.