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You can now apply for credit by sending a text

Brady Porche

Applying for credit while shopping for a car or a new TV is now as simple as texting “LOL” to your BFF. Credit bureau Experian recently unveiled Text for Credit, a new service for lenders that allows consumers to apply…
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VantageScore rolls out ‘trendy’ new scoring model

Brady Porche

VantageScore will soon begin using “trended data” in its credit scores — a first among the major scoring models. The credit scoring firm this month rolled out VantageScore 4.0, a new update to its formula that will be released in…
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‘President Trump’ – How does that make you feel about your finances?

Brady Porche

As Donald Trump takes the oath of office, Americans have mixed feelings about their personal financial outlook for the next four years. A new survey by Experian finds 51 percent expect their personal financial status to improve during Trump’s term. As…
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Your greatest credit hits (and misses), available on CD

Brady Porche

What would you do if you received your credit report on an audio CD instead of in print or a PDF? Would you pop it into your car’s CD player, roll your windows down and cruise to the sounds of…
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Building credit through rent payments rare

Kelly Dilworth

A striking number of renters are confused about what’s included in their credit reports, according to a new study from the credit bureau TransUnion.
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