Check Your Credit Score for Free! ~ Hampton Roads Real Estate Ramblings

Check Your Credit Score for Free!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hello Hampton Roads,

Have you checked your credit score lately? Having good credit helps you get better interest rates for not only a mortgage if you are buying a home, but also for car loans, credit cards, and insurance.  If you know your score you'll have a better idea of where you stand when it comes to borrowing money and if you find that your score isn't where you need it to be, you can work to improve it!


Your credit scores come from the 3 credit rating bureaus which are Equifax, Experian and TransUnion and the higher the number, the better the credit risk you are for a lender.

There are several places where you can check your credit online for free and I also know of one credit card company that offers this service to their customers.  Check out these resources below:


  • Your credit card may even show you your score. For example, Discover card shows you your FICO score that is updated monthly and taken from your TransUnion report.  
  • CreditKarma.com is a site which will show you your score based on your TransUnion report
  • Credit Sesame shows you a your monthly score based on your Experian report and also allows for free credit monitoring.
  • Quizzle is a site that gives you your score based on your Equifax report.
  • WalletHub is a site that provides free credit reports and scores that are updated on a daily basis.



Thanks for Reading,

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