Don’t Let Black Friday and the Holidays “Kill” Your Credit Score

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It is easy to splurge during the more festive seasons, but it is extremely important that you keep track of your expenses lest your credit score take a hit you’ll have a hard time recovering from. Here are a few practical tips to help keep your score nice and healthy over the holidays: Read more “Don’t Let Black Friday and the Holidays “Kill” Your Credit Score”

Credit Card Companies “Hunting” For Low-Score Targets

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A report from TransUnion shows that credit card companies just issued around one in four new credit card accounts to “consumers with a score below 700“. This seems to run counter to a trend where lenders look for more security from potential borrowers. Read more “Credit Card Companies “Hunting” For Low-Score Targets”

What’s Your Take on Consumer Data Leaking into Credit Score?

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Payday loans, evictions and even payments for child support will now be factored into Fair Isaac Corp. (FICO) score courtesy of data provider CoreLogic. Rent, phone and utility payments may also be factored sometime soon. Read more “What’s Your Take on Consumer Data Leaking into Credit Score?”