Credit Score

Credit scores go beyond how much money you make and how much debt you have. Know what’s behind the numbers.

How Hard and Soft Inquiries Work

We breakdown the difference between hard and soft credit inquiries.
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How to Repair Credit

Here are some steps you can take to help repair your credit score.
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How to Build Credit

Be smart about building your credit.
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What Is the Highest Credit Score?

Is it actually possible to reach?
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Why Did My Credit Score Drop?

Find potential reasons to this common question here.
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What Is the Average Credit Score?

Learn about the factors that affect the average credit score and other credit score fundamentals.
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What Is a Good Credit Score to Buy a Car?

Your score may determine your interest rate.
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What Credit Score Is Needed to Buy a House?

Learn more about how your credit score affects your mortgage approvals and interest rates.
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How to Improve Credit Score

Learn about four steps you can take to improve your credit score.
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New to the U.S.? Here’s How to Establish Credit

We highlight the most important things to consider when establishing credit when new to the U.S.
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Why Can Paying Off Debt Lower My Credit Score?

Paying off debt can lower your credit score at first, but scores usually rebound from a debt payoff in a month or two. Read more on how your credit utilization ratio, credit history and overall credit mix can affect credit score changes.
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Guide: What is a Credit Score and Credit Score Range

What the number really means.
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What Is a Good Credit Score

Your credit score can affect you in many ways.
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What Is an Excellent Credit Score?

It may be within your reach.
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Credit Do’s And Don’ts When Buying A Home

Buying a home can be financially stressful. In this article, we explain how your credit score can impact the process and what you should or shouldn’t do in order to protect your credit score before purchasing.
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What Affects Your Credit Score

What you don’t know about your credit score can hurt you. Separate the facts from the fiction on what affects your credit.
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What Credit Score Do You Need for a Personal Loan?

No surprise, the higher, the better.
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Who Can See Your Credit Report?

The answer may surprise you.
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How late and partial payments affect your credit score

Depending on the lender, they're treated differently.
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The 800 Credit Score: What Is It Worth?

An 800 and above credit score is the holy grail of credit scores. Read how to earn an 800 credit score, how to keep it, and the benefits that come with it.
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Credit Score and Interest Rates

Better credit equals better interest rates. Here's how a low credit score can cost you.
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