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[Video] What is a Credit Score?

Find out how credit scores are calculated and the important information you should review

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How Do I Check my Credit Score?

There are several ways to obtain a credit score.

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How Are Credit Scores Calculated?

The main factors involved in calculating a credit score are:

  • The number of accounts you have
  • The types of accounts

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[Video] A quick guide to your Equifax credit report and Equifax credit score

Find out what's in your Equifax credit report & Equifax credit score.

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What is a Credit Score?

What is a credit score, and what is the difference among the three credit reporting agency (CRA) credit scores? A credit score is a three digit number, typically between 300 and 850, which is designed to represent your credit risk, or the likelihood you will pay your bills on time. A credit score is calculated based on a method using the content of your consumer file.

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Why Should I Check my Credit History and Credit Score?

Your credit history and credit score are vital pieces of information that are important to your overall financial wellbeing.

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How Do my Actions Impact my Credit Score?

Regardless of the financial milestones you’re reaching, when it comes to financial progress and credit, it’s important to understand the factors that may impact your credit score.

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January 31, 2018

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  1. Locking your Equifax credit file will prevent access to your Equifax credit file by certain third parties. Locking your Equifax credit file will not prevent access to your credit file at any other credit reporting agency. Entities that may still have access to your Equifax credit file include companies like Equifax Global Consumer Solutions which provide you with access to your credit report or credit score or monitor your credit file report; federal, state and local government agencies; companies reviewing your application for employment; companies that have a current account or relationship with you, and collection agencies acting on behalf of those whom you owe; for fraud detection and prevention purposes; and companies that wish to make pre-approved offers of credit or insurance to you. To opt out of such pre-approved offers, visit www.optoutprescreen.com.