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Why Does Credit Matter: Who Views Your Report
Credit Card Companies
Steps to Improve Credit, from TransUnion1
Always make your payments on time
Keep balances at or below 35%
Apply for credit in moderation
Have a mix of credit types
Think twice before closing credit cards
Review your credit report frequently
Why Good Credit Matters
These things may be more difficult or more expensive with poor credit:
Renting or even buying a home
Auto insurance payments
Interest rates on loans
Figuring Out Your FICO Score
Your FICO credit score has five main factors. Take a look at the chart to see how it breaks down.
1 This information is provided by TransUnion and is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal or financial advice. You should always seek the advice of a legal or financial professional before making legal or financial decisions.