How do you know if you are getting your correct credit score? This is a dilemma for many people.
Fair Isaac and Company, known as FICO, is what the lenders and creditor use when you apply for credit This is one of the factors that you are judged as creditworthy or not A while back, people tried to introduce a new credit scoring system That wasn’t successful in over taking FICO as far as lenders where concerned.
But when you as a consumer want to know your credit score, you may be getting something totally different Many companies, including the credit bureaus may be selling you a score calculated differently and on a different scale than FICO FICO uses a scale that tops out at 850 If you have a score of 760 or higher, you have an A+ FICO score With others use scales that go well into the 900’s, that 760 or above score isn’t A+ like you are thinking You would be considered a B You see how this is confusing.
To top it off, when you order your FREE credit report form www.AnnualCreditReport.com, you don’t get your credit score To get your FICO credit score, you will need to go to www.MyFICO.com and pay a fee to see your credit score Remember that each of the three credit bureaus, have a score and they are not necessarily the same number at each.