FICO Credit Scores Explained

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When you are getting a loan from a bank, one of the things they look at is your FICO Credit Score. SPIRE Credit Union CEO, Dan Stoltz, explains what that means and how to keep your score high.

F – FICO Score: Comes from Fair Isaac Corp, which introduced the score in 1989

I – Importance of a credit score: The higher your score, the better interest rate

C – Credit Score Factors: Payment history and amounts owed make up 2/3 of your score

O – Opportunity to Improve: Increase your score by making payments on time, not opening new accounts, and keeping your balances in the 30% range

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