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New Version of VantageScore in Use, Better Predicts Consumer Credit Repayment

A new version of VantageScore is now in use at Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. The new version of the credit scoring model was released in October 2010 and has been in a testing phase since. It was updated to reflect the significant change in consumer credit repayment behavior, said Sarah Davies, senior vice president of product management, analytics and research at VantageScore Solutions. Va[...] .. Read More.

How to Remove Your Name From a Co-signed Auto Loan

Did you co-sign a car loan for a friend, boyfriend, girlfriend or family member? Do you regret co-signing the auto loan for them? Maybe you didn't realize what exactly was involved or you're no longer dating the person. For whatever reason, a lot of people who co-sign a car loan want to be removed from the loan at some point in time. When you co-signed the auto loan, you essentially became the jo[...] .. Read More.

How To Increase Your Credit Score

Consumers who are in the market for auto loans or leases generally check their credit score to see where they're at before they apply for auto financing to get a vehicle. It's also widely known that to get the best deals like 0% financing and low lease rates, you have to have a good credit score. In the ever-cons[...] .. Read More.

What is Not Included in Your Credit Score

Most auto loan lenders use your FICO score as part of the application process to determine if you'll qualify for a car loan and if so, at what interest rate. While some auto lenders do use other credit scores like VantageScore, the FICO score is the most widely used. We've previously covered what your FICO score is made up of, but there are several items that consumers might think are part of the[...] .. Read More.

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