Understanding Business Credit

Why is my business credit score so low?

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Circumstances that can lower your business credit score include, but are not limited to:

  • Current collections, liens, judgments, bankruptcies or other derogatory public records on your business profile
  • The status, recency, frequency and dollar amounts of any applicable liens, judgments or bankruptcies
  • An increased trend in slow payment of obligations
  • An increase in the number of business credit inquiries or applications that are generated by the business or the owner
  • The number of trade experiences, balances outstanding, payment habits, credit utilization and trends over time
  • Years in business, line of business or Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code, size of business and other demographic data

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