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5 Ways to Raise Your Credit Score 100 Points or More | Fox ...

5 Ways to Raise Your Credit Score 100 Points or More

Published September 22, 2017


The average American has a FICO credit score of 700, but in order to qualify for the lowest interest rates on loans as well as the best credit card offers , you'll need a score that's significantly higher. If you have an average or below-average credit score, here are five suggestions that could help you...

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What Will a Bad Credit Score Cost You on a Home? | Fox ...

What Will a Bad Credit Score Cost You on a Home?

Published February 08, 2017



You've heard mortgage professionals and personal finance experts practically harp on you to check your credit well in advance of getting a mortgage and you may or may not have taken their advice. But what if you knew that better credit could save you enough to pay for your kid's college education -- or even...

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How to Get a Business Loan With Bad Credit | Fox Business

Many banks are not willing to provide capital to small business owners who have below average credit scores.

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There can be valid reasons why a company might have a poor credit history. During the Great Recession of 2009-10, many small businesses fell behind in payments to vendors or simply could not correct their cash flow issues quickly enough. After all, the hardest time...

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Is a Personal Line of Credit Right for You? | Fox Business

"A personal line of credit is something that a person can access on a regular or irregular basis to get from a bad month to a good month."

Sullivan once suggested a personal line of credit to a client who needed to close on the purchase of a vacation home a month before he could finalize the sale of another house. "He was concerned about having to withdraw $15,000 from a retirement fund to do...

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More Consumers With Bad Credit Scoring Car Loans | Fox ...

Lenders are making more loans. The report found that loans to car buyers with nonprime to deep subprime credit scores (from 679 to 550 and below) increased by 11.4%.

Buyers are getting bigger loans. The average loan amount for a new vehicle went up to $25,995, about $589 higher than the previous year. For a used vehicle, the average went up by $411 to $17,050.

Lenders are offering lower monthly...

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A fight over the credit score lenders use for your ...

Banks generally want to stick with the current system that uses FICO scores, which have been around for decades and are created by Fair Isaac Corp. (NASDAQ:FICO) Ditching the status quo, they say, could lead to an increase in consumers with riskier credit profiles getting mortgages and a subsequent rise in defaults.

The FHFA, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, is weighing whether to change the...

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How Writing a Goodwill Letter Could Help Improve Your ...

When you write a goodwill letter, you ask the creditor to remove the adverse event from your credit report. You're not disputing that the late payment or other mistake happened -- you're just asking the creditor if they might be willing to stop reporting the negative info as a gesture of good faith.

How to write a goodwill letter


When you write a goodwill letter, specify what...

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