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Your credit score is a number that represents how creditworthy you are – it demonstrates your reputation as a borrower. The higher the score, the more creditworthy you appear.
The higher the better when it comes to credit scores and, based on the scoring system you’ll receive through Finder, above 670 is a very good score and above 810 is considered excellent.
Your credit report or history is a detailed record of your borrowing history, with information such as the loans you have held and applied for. It also includes personal information such as your name and address.
Your credit score is a number that is calculated using the information on your credit report. Your score determines your credit rating which could be “very poor”, “poor”, “fair”, “good” or “excellent”.
When deciding whether to take you on as a customer, lenders will usually look at your more recent financial history to determine their decision. However, your financial decisions, both good and bad, will remain on record for up to six years.
There is no single, definitive credit score for an individual. Each credit reference agency (CRA) uses a different scale. Lenders will normally check with one or more of these agencies when assessing your application for credit. These are the scoring ranges employed by the main UK CRAs (the higher the number, the better the score).
Depending on your score, you’re said to have excellent, good, fair, poor or very poor credit:
|Experian||0 – 560|
561 – 720
721 – 880
881 – 960
961 – 999
|Equifax||0 – 438|
439 – 530
531 – 670
671 – 810
811 – 1,000
|0 – 550|
551 – 565
566 – 603
604 – 627
628 – 710
|1: Very poor|
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