Category Archives: Credit Scores

Three things you can do today to improve your credit score
Ready to improve your credit score? We wish there were tricks and shortcuts we could teach you… but there aren’t. Building a better credit score takes time and effort – but there are a few things you can do right now to give yourself a head start!

#1: Ask for a credit limit increase

One of the main factors used to calculate your credit score is your...
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Hard Credit Inquiries vs Soft Credit Inquiries
Credit inquiries are included in the "New Credit" category that makes up 10% of your credit score. That's not a huge amount, but it's still important.

So what exactly is a credit inquiry?

Credit inquiries occurs when you or someone else checks your credit report with one of the three credit reporting agencies. There are two types of credit: soft inquiries and hard inquiries.

Soft...

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Why did my credit score drop?
We love a good surprise. An unexpected visit from an old friend… a nice bonus in your paycheck… a special gift just because… But there’s one surprise you’re never happy to get – seeing your credit score drop! There are only a few reasons why your credit score will drop. If you see your credit score drop, especially if it catches you off guard, you should...
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