All Things Credit Score in One Page

This page is updated regularly to bring you the most up-to-date resources on credit score, including how to improve your score and the benefits of improving it.


    Credit Score Basics

    What is a credit score and how is it used?

    A credit score is a number used to determine a person's creditworthiness and ability to pay back a loan. The key factors that go into credit score are payment history, accounts owed and credit usage, length of credit, new credit inquiries, and types of credit you use.

    Why should you care about credit score?

    Improving your credit score can help you get the best rates and terms when applying for a loan, open a checking account, secure a cellphone contract, and even obtain low insurance rates.

    How can you improve credit score?

    The best way to improve your credit score is to pay your bills on time. You can also improve your credit score by checking your credit report for errors and using an app like Mint to monitor your score.


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