Category Archives: FICO

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.

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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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How Social Media Affects Your Credit Score and Financing Opportunities
FICO is the gold standard for calculating credit scores. But because of how FICO scores are calculated, they make a lot of consumers “unscoreable”. The answer? (According to banks and lenders around the globe…) alternative credit scoring data. Data that can come from utility companies, landlords, cell phone records, and even your social media accounts. Yes… your activity on social media affects your credit score...
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