Fifty-three million Americans have no credit score at all.
If you’re thinking ahead to some spring cleaning, you may want to put tidying up finances and your credit report on that list. But first, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at some credit score missteps you may not even realize you’re making.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the companies that federally insure the majority of the nation’s mortgages, are relaxing their FICO score requirements, sometimes as low as 620.
When you apply for credit, you authorize those lenders to ask or “inquire” for a copy of your credit report from a credit bureau – which could actually lower your credit score.
Whether you’re hoping to buy a new home, a new car or even find a new job – you’d better be sure your credit score is in good shape, it’s being used in more ways than you might think.
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