5 Biggest Misconceptions About Credit Score Debunked

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Bangalore: Nowadays to apply for a loan or credits it has become mandatory that you should have a high credit score. According to rating on your credit scores the insurance companies, cable companies and even utility providers will decide on the rates or deposit amounts that will be charged on you. But often it is seen that like many other important things in life, even the credit scores are often misunderstood. There are many myths about the credit card scores that are going around about what hurts or improves.

Let’s have a look at seven popular myths about credit scores and credit reports:

1. I cannot check my credit card report as it will hurt my credit card score

There is no harm in checking your personal credit report. Usually while you review your own credit report that is called as a “soft pull,” or “soft inquiry,” that will be seen on a personal credit report and in addition to that this will have no impact on your scores.  It is advisable that everyone should at least annually check their credit report.

When lenders or others check your credit card score then it is called as a “hard enquiry” and this can affect your credit card scores.  Sometimes hard inquiries are shown to other lenders in order to represent new debt that might not be shown on a credit report as an account. Thus hard inquiries can really affect your credit scores but soft enquires don’t.

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