Tag Archives: Experian

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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Experian joins free credit score fray

Fred Williams

The big credit bureau Experian is making VantageScore credit scores available for free via banks and credit card issuers.
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Bad attitude, good credit score

Jeremy Simon

Are you a mean, no-good jerk? Then you are more likely to have a good credit score.

According to a study released Wednesday, people with bad attitudes tend to have higher credit scores, the numbers used by lenders to determine whether to loan money and how much interest to charge. Researchers from Louisiana State University (LSU), Texas Tech University and Northern Illinois University found a link between credit scores and consumers’ personalities.

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U.S News showcases my ‘credit education’ blog

Jeremy Simon

You may have heard about “Credit Educator,” a new service from credit bureau Experian that offers one-on-one credit education by phone. For a cost of $29.95, consumers can speak with a specially trained Experian representative who can answer questions about the consumer’s credit score and report.

I’ve written about the topic before for CreditCards.com (check out “Experian gets personal to teach about credit, but it’ll cost you”), but more recently discussed the topic for U.S. News & World Report’s “My Money” blog.

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