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Consumers could boost credit scores by adding telecommunications and utility bill payments to credit file

Experian Boost pilot revealed two-thirds of consumers saw an improvement to their FICO Score In a game-changing move that many expect will significantly improve financial inclusion for millions of Americans, Experian today launched Experian Boost, a first-of-its-kind financial tool. Experian Boost, which is available at no cost to all credit active adults in the United States, empowers consumers to add positive payment ...

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Raising a ‘Fair’ Credit Score to ‘Very Good’ Could Save Over $45,000

A study released today on the impact of raising a ‘fair’ credit score to ‘very good’ found that consumers could save over $45,000. LendingTree researchers analyzed anonymized loan request and average loan balance data from LendingTree users to see how a lower credit score can increase borrowing costs for the average American with a fair versus excellent credit score. The analysts compared the ...

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‘Fair’ credit rating can cost home buyers an extra $21,000 in mortgage costs

Homebuyers with a lower credit score pay thousands of dollars more for the same home than a buyer with an excellent credit score. A new report finds that nationally, a borrower with an “excellent” credit score could get a mortgage with a 4.50 percent Annual Percentage Rate. A similar borrower with a “fair” credit score could get a 5.10 percent rate. ...

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Moody’s Downgrades Pennsylvania

With Harrisburg already bankrupt and Scranton on the verge, Moody’s has decided to downgrade the state’s credit rating from Aa1 to Aa2. Citing unfunded pension liabilities, high debt and slow to moderate growth the rating agency also changed it’s outlook for Pennsylvania from negative to stable. On the upside, Moody’s says that the Government has improved with “two consecutive timely ...

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