All about credit scores
Your credit score is the number that actually determines your credit worthiness and is presented
as a number between 300 and 900. The higher your score, the better your credit rating and in the United States
today, most people average around 680, which is actually considered quite a good score.
One thing that you must understand is that being in debt is not necessarily seen as a bad thing to creditors,
aslong as you have been diligent in paying it back.
A credit score is actually calculated against the millions of other people who have, or have applied for,
credit, loans or mortgages in the past.
This score is ultimately the determining factor that creditors will use to gauge your eligibility for acceptance
of any credit, mortgages or loans and will have an effect on your financial future and stability also. If you would
like to see (1)how your credit score is really calculated, take a look through our list and find out what a
credit score really means.
What can you do to improve your score?
There are numerous ways in which you can improve your credit score. If you own a credit card, this can actually
be used a a tool to improve your score. Before applying for any loan or mortgage, it is unwise to attempt an
application without taking adequate steps to improve your score. If you have the nessecary skills needed to do
this, then you will have clear advantages over someone who hasn't even checked their score. If you would like to
improve your score, take a look at our (2)step-by-step guide to the things you can do to create a
stronger credit rating and score.
What different things effect my credit score?
Credit scores can be effected by an array of different factors, and things that you may feel would not have any
detrimental effects on your credit score, can actually plummet your score to an all-time low. There are also
different things that will improve your score at the same time.
For a further look into the things that effect your credit score both positively and negatively, browse through
our information on (3)what effects your credit score?
Do I have just one credit score?
This is a question many people ask and to keep it simple the answer is in fact no. Depending on which bureau you
choose, each one will produce a different score, as the parameters in which they measure your score are different
between each one of the three main bureaus in the United States.
The good thing about this though is that most creditors will not just take the first score they see, but will
find the medium between the two or three scores they have been presented with.