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Collision Ahead: How Low Credit Scores Can Impact Insurance Premiums

Drivers with low credit scores pay over S1,500 more for auto insurance, on average, than those with stellar scores, according to new research from The Zebra, a car insurance comparison website. A few states have banned insurance companies from using credit scores to make insurance decisions, but many states do use credit scores in their […]

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Paying Too Much For Your Car Loan? Check Your Credit Score

Think you’re paying too much for your car loan? Your credit score could be the culprit. The key factor affecting your car loan rate is your credit history, says Eileen Ambrose, writing for AARP Bulletin. “Consumers with excellent credit scores of 740 or higher receive the best rates for financial products,” says Bethy Hardeman, chief […]

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Getting A Handle On Your Credit Score

Karen Blumenthal wrote a good article in last weekend’s Wall Street Journal about changes afoot in the credit rating business that may give consumers more access and control over their credit scores. Take a look at the article for a good refresher course on the difference between credit ratings and credit scores, and why credit scores from different credit […]

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