What is a credit score?
A credit score is a three digit number that is derived from a variety of factors on a credit report. Most lending institutions will use FICO scores to determine credit worthiness. (The acronym FICO comes from the brand name of a credit score calculation created by Fair Issac & Co in1956.) Each person has three FICO scores, one from each of the three national credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.… Read the rest