If you've ever wondered, "Who looks at my credit score?" we can tell you who does and how it might be affecting you.
Credit scores are far from secret
Think your credit score is private information that only a few are privy to? That may have been the case in the past, but not anymore. Nowadays more and more people want a peek at your credit, and we're not just talking about creditors, either. Here's a list of some of the people who may be taking a look into your credit history:
Your credit score is still yours
It's true that more and more businesses are requiring credit checks, but that doesn't mean that you can't or shouldn't protect your credit report.
By law, employers, potential employers and landlords must get your written consent before obtaining a report, so think carefully before granting someone access to your records.
Undo damage to your credit score
Is a low credit score hurting your employment, housing and other opportunities? Then, do something about it. With a bit of work you can whip your credit score into shape and look as good on paper as you do in person.
Discover ways to improve your credit score without the help of a consumer credit agency.
Find out what is considered a good credit score and what yours can do for you.