A credit score scale chart indicates the individual scores generated by different credit-scoring models, ranging from the highest to the lowest score possible. Scoring models are sophisticated computer software programs that crunch data on the financial reports of the borrower (including your income and other important data points) and generate a scoring model that calculates a credit score using the data in your credit reports. Credit score charts are available both in free online versions and paid versions.
As you read this article you may see a credit score chart displaying your credit history, which is based on the information contained in your credit report. The information found in your credit report will be compared to data contained in various credit scoring models. Credit scoring models are designed to help you get a better financial deal and a better credit rating.
Each of these credit scoring models will generate a different credit rating from the information found in your credit report and so each credit scoring model will result in a credit score chart. For this reason, the credit score chart for a person with the same profile and information as the one who has requested the credit analysis is very different to the chart generated for another person who has had a different credit profile and different information in his credit report.
The information found on your credit report, or credit report as it is called in the United States and UK, will include personal information such as your name and address; as well as accounts open, current balance and outstanding balances if any; and previous and current addresses where you have lived and the details of any loans or mortgages you have held. These details are compiled into a credit report by the major credit bureaus. The information contained in the credit report is regularly reviewed to check for accuracy and to ensure that the information provided is correct. Your credit rating is calculated based on the information contained in the credit report and this is the basis of the credit rating of that person.
Credit score charts can be used to check your credit rating against the information contained in your credit reports. They will help you make an informed decision when buying a property, getting a car loan, arranging finance, or applying for employment. You can use them to check if your score is accurate and provide necessary information when shopping around for insurance policies.
It is not compulsory to obtain a credit report from a credit bureau once a year. However, it is necessary to keep a copy of all credit and debit statements and bills on file, so that you can verify the information contained in your credit reports when required. If you do not keep a credit report it is easy for others to get hold of the information contained in it and make false claims against your credit score or the debt you owe.
In addition, credit reports may contain other valuable information about you, such as the names of lenders or creditors who you have dealt with, the dates when you signed up for credit or other financial commitments, how long you have kept the accounts open and what your payment schedule was like. It also contains information on any accounts that were opened before you were 18 years old.
If there are errors in the information found in your credit reports then you can dispute these errors. When you contact the reporting agency about these errors, they must tell you what steps they are taking to correct the error and get the errors removed from your credit reports.