The current state of credit...

Posted on Dec 03 2015 by
Experian® recently released the 2015 State of Credit report, which...

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Digitally savvy generation may not be so credit savvy...

Posted on Aug 10 2015 by
According to a recent Experian analysis, millennials (ages 19–34) are now the largest segment of the U.S. population and are also the least credit savvy group. When compared to previous generations, millennials have the lowest...

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Rental data can help underbanked consumers gain access to cr...

Posted on Aug 22 2014 by
A recent study analyzing the impact of rental data on the credit scores of subsidized housing residents uncovered compelling results. The simulated analysis, which added 2 years of positive rental payment data to actual credit...

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Credit appeal more important than physical attractiveness...

Posted on Aug 31 2013 by
According to a recent survey by freecreditscore.com™, women find financial responsibility more attractive in assessing a romantic partner (96 percent) than physical attractiveness (87 percent) or career ambition (87 percent)....

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Big expenditures are the most common reason for checking cre...

Posted on May 19 2013 by
A recent survey that polled Americans on credit scores found that while nearly half of respondents (49 percent) check their credit scores at least once per year, the rest check once every two years or less, including a worrisome...

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Hybrid buyers care for the environment and their credit...

Posted on May 05 2013 by
A recent analysis by Experian Automotive found that, overall, consumers purchasing a hybrid have significantly higher credit scores than those purchasing another type of new vehicle. The average credit score for a loan on a new...

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Almost half of consumers want to improve credit scores...

Posted on Feb 03 2013 by
According to a recent survey that asked Americans about their understanding of credit scores 83 percent have checked their credit scores and nearly half (42 percent) want to improve credit scores, but don’t know how. Sixty-five...

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How does a foreclosure affect a credit score versus a short ...

Posted on Aug 27 2012 by
When it comes to short sales, a status of "account paid in full for less than full balance" or "settled" will still have a negative impact on a credit score because it means the debt was not paid in full as agreed. According to...

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