Bankers Help Kids Gain Financial Literacy, While FICO Researchers Explain …

By | Oct 31, 2012

Bankers Help Kids Gain Financial Literacy, While FICO Researchers Explain …News from TheStreet.com: Bankers helped enrich the lives of more than 130,000 American children by participating in Get Smart About Credit Day during October. The American Bankers Association Education Foundation and its partner banks staged financial literacy events in over 450 communities. The sessions gave […]

Free Wells credit score isn’t Fico

By | Oct 20, 2012

Free Wells credit score isn’t FicoNews from San Francisco Chronicle: Wells Fargo is offering its customers a free credit score, but it’s not the score Wells or any other lender will use to make credit decisions. “The number in this promotion is for educational purposes only,” Wells Fargo spokesman Ruben Pulido says. The offer illustrates […]

Do multiple credit inquiries hurt FICO scores?

By | Jun 10, 2012

Do multiple credit inquiries hurt FICO scores?News from Los Angeles Times: WASHINGTON — In a marketplace where lenders are demanding record-high FICO credit scores — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are averaging around 760 on approved mortgages this year — are you a little fuzzy about what can push your scores up or down? Take […]

To keep their FICO scores up, homebuyers should know the rules of credit reporting

By | Jun 9, 2012

To keep their FICO scores up, homebuyers should know the rules of credit reportingNews from Washington Post: In a marketplace where lenders are demanding record-high FICO credit scores — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are averaging around 760 on approved mortgages this year — are you a little fuzzy about what can push your score […]

FICO 8, Not FICO, Is Used In Recent Credit Company Report, Adding To Consumer …

By | May 11, 2012

FICO 8, Not FICO, Is Used In Recent Credit Company Report, Adding To Consumer …News from Huffington Post: Trying to explain how a credit score is actually calculated is like explaining why the sky is blue to a 4-year-old. Impossible. And the credit industry is not helping their own cause. On Friday, the New York […]

FICO selling credit reports in Spanish for first time

By | Jan 24, 2012

FICO selling credit reports in Spanish for first timeNews from Washington Post: NEW YORK — Credit reports are now on sale in Spanish. The company behind the most widely used credit scores, Fair Isaac Corp., plans to announce Tuesday that its consumer website and products are available in Spanish for the first time. FICO says […]

Fix Your FICO Score, Save on Car Insurance?

By | Dec 7, 2011

Fix Your FICO Score, Save on Car Insurance?News from Credit Card Guide News: Everyone knows that having a good credit score is important if you want to get approved for a credit card, mortgage loan or car loan. But did you know that improving your credit can also save you thousands of dollars in car […]

7 more ways to raise your FICO score

By | Oct 17, 2011

7 more ways to raise your FICO scoreNews from Fox Business: From our recent CardRatings article “7 ways to raise your FICO credit score”, you know the basic moves to improve your credit score include establishing credit early, ditching debt and correcting credit report errors. Now it’s time to make your score soar. These seven […]

Forget your FICO score (Part 2)

By | Aug 22, 2011

Forget your FICO score (Part 2) News from NASDAQ: Everyone knows about the FICO score, but it’s not the only thing credit card companies look at when deciding how much of a credit card deal to offer you. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that credit card companies consider your revenue, or how much […]

Court rejects FICO appeal over credit score scale

By | Aug 18, 2011

Court rejects FICO appeal over credit score scale News from Housing Wire: Thursday, August 18th, 2011, 3:16 pm The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th District rejected a petition by Fair Issac Corp. (FICO: 25.23 -5.65%) to hear the company’s claim VantageScore Solutions and the three leading credit reporting firms infringed FICO’s trademark scoring […]

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