Know Your Credit Score: New Credit Inquiries

In the final post of this five-part series, we cover your new credit inquiries and how hard checks and softs checks will affect your score differently.

Posted on: October 27, 2017


Know Your Credit Score: Length of Credit History

The length of your credit history is a pretty simple factor to understand. But that doesn't mean it can't affect your score in surprising ways!

Posted on: October 20, 2017


Know Your Credit Score: Credit Mix

Your Credit Mix takes into account what types of credit you have and how many loans or credit cards you have in total.

Posted on: October 12, 2017


Know Your Credit Score: Payment History

In this five-part series, we’re breaking down the five different categories that make up your credit score. Today we’re talking about Payment History.

Posted on: October 06, 2017


Know Your Credit Score: Amounts Owed

Want to know the five different categories of info that make up your credit score? Start right now by learning more about your "amounts owed".

Posted on: September 28, 2017


Why Do (Some) Credit Checks Lower Your Score?

There are two different types of credit inquiries: One type will affect your credit score, while the other won't affect it at all. Why is that?

Posted on: June 12, 2019


How Long Does It Take to Go from Bad Credit to Good Credit?

Improving your credit is a marathon, not a sprint. But just how long it will take you to fix your score could depend on why it was so lousy in the first place.

Posted on: June 04, 2019


What Happens When Someone Checks Your Credit?

What happens during a credit check depends on what kind of check is being run—and who's doing the checking.

Posted on: May 22, 2019


What Is a Hard Credit Check?

Hard credit inquiries occur when you are applying for new credit and can only be run with your express permission. 

Posted on: May 17, 2019


Can Renting a Car Affect Your Credit?

Has anyone ever told you that you should always use a credit card to rent a car instead of a debit card? Your credit score is one of the reasons why.

Posted on: May 03, 2019