IN: Does My Credit Rating Affect My Insurance?
Dear Valued Customer, In this issue of “————” we focus on how your credit rating affects your insurance rate. Auto and homeowners insurance companies are among the businesses that are using credit scores to help decide if you’d be a good risk for insurance. A higher credit score suggests you are likely less of a…Read More
How Do I Get & Keep A Good Credit Score?
There is no secret formula to building a strong credit score, but there are some guidelines that can help. Pay your loans on time, every time. One way to make sure your payments are on time is to set up automatic payments, or set up electronic reminders. If you’ve missed payments, get current and stay current.…Read More
Credit Reports & Scores
Credit Reports Credit reports list your bill payment history, loans, current debt, and other financial information. They show where you work and live and whether you’ve been sued, arrested, or filed for bankruptcy. Credit reports help lenders decide if they’ll give you credit or approve a loan. The reports also help determine what interest rate they will…Read More
What Does My Credit Rating Have To Do With Purchasing Insurance?
Insurance scores and credit scores differ. Credit scores predict credit delinquency while insurance scores predict insurance losses. Both are calculated from information in a credit report, such as outstanding debt, bankruptcies, length of credit history, collections, new applications for credit, number of credit accounts in use, and timeliness of debt repayment. Insurers or scoring agencies…Read More