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Credit Reporting Importance of Credit

Who Looks at Your Credit Report?

September 29, 2016

Your credit report shows a summary of your credit history. It shows whom you owe money to and the amount, your payment history, property you rent, and more. This information contained on a credit report also determines your credit score. Who pulls my credit report? Life is full of scenarios that may require your credit report—and it’s not just when you need a credit card or loan from the bank. It’s important to maintain good credit history or work to improve your credit for many reasons.

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Frequently Asked Questions Importance of Credit

How to Be a Responsible Credit Card Holder

September 9, 2016

Getting a credit card for the first time can be exciting and nerve-racking. You may have questions like: Should I pay the minimum balance on the statement, or the entire balance? What happens if I miss a payment? What is APR anyway? How does my credit card use impact my credit score? You likely have many questions our team members have heard before from other customers when they first received their credit cards. That’s why we decided to create this handy guide for first-time credit card holders. Become a smarter credit card user! Read important information you need to know about your new credit card.

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Importance of Credit

A Guide to Disputing Credit Card Transactions

May 2, 2016

It’s easy to misunderstand disputed transactions—especially since they involve each party in the purchasing process: the cardholder, the merchant, and the card issuer. So what is a disputed transaction, and when is it an appropriate step to take? A disputed transaction is an action taken by a credit cardholder to dispute the validity of a charge on his or her account.

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Importance of Credit

How to Improve Your Credit Score

February 19, 2016

Your FICO® Score provides a quick snapshot of your overall credit health. FICO stands for Fair Isaac Corporation, the founder of the scoring system. The FICO Score is the most used credit score system by lenders. It helps institutions assess how likely you are to repay debt. It can determine whether you get financial assistance and how much the lender will charge you in interest. Your score will range between 300 and 850. The higher the score, the better you’ll look in the eyes of lenders. You should always shoot for a high score. But first, you need to know what to watch out for.

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