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  • Writer's pictureSubhan Tariq, Esq

Credit Score and Credit Report


A credit score is a numerical value that represents a person's creditworthiness. It is based on information from a person's credit report, which is a record of their credit history. Lenders use credit scores to determine how likely a person is to repay a loan. The higher a person's credit score, the more likely they are to be approved for a loan and the better the terms of the loan will be.

The most widely used credit score in the United States is the FICO score, which ranges from 300 to 850. A score of 700 or higher is generally considered good, while a score of 750 or higher is considered excellent, and a score below 600 is considered poor.

A credit report, on the other hand, is a detailed record of a person's credit history. It includes information about a person's credit accounts, such as credit cards, loans, and mortgages, as well as payment history and any outstanding debts. Credit reports also include personal information such as a consumer’s name, address, and social security number.

The three major credit reporting agencies in the United States are Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. These agencies collect information from a variety of sources, such as banks, credit card companies, and other lenders, to create a credit report.


A credit report is a detailed record of an individual's credit history. It includes information about credit accounts, such as credit cards, loans, and mortgages, as well as payment history and outstanding balances. The following is a list of the types of information that may be included on a credit report:

  1. Personal Information: This includes your name, address, date of birth, and Social Security number.

  2. Credit Accounts: Information about credit accounts you have, such as credit cards, loans, and mortgages. This includes the account number, credit limit or loan amount, and the account status (open or closed).

  3. Payment History: This includes information about your payments on credit accounts, such as whether payments were made on time or made late.

  4. Outstanding Balances: This includes the current balances on credit accounts, including the amount of credit used versus the amount of credit available.

  5. Credit Inquiries: This includes a record of companies that have requested your credit report.

  6. Public Records: This includes information about any bankruptcies, foreclosures, or liens that may be on your credit report.

The three major credit reporting agencies in the United States are Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. It is essential to check your credit report regularly to ensure that the information is accurate. If there are errors on your credit report, you can dispute them with a credit reporting agency and have them corrected. A good credit score and report are important for many things, like getting approved for loans, credit cards, and even rental agreements.

For more information, contact us at info@tariqlaw.com or submit a case review request for a free consultation at our firm.


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