JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Ally Financial will offer free FICO scores to customers. Discover already does so, and Citigroup has plans, too.
The law requires credit bureaus to show you your credit report for free -- but not your credit score. Here's a way to get around that for just a buck.
Specialty reports are one more way it seems that everyone is keeping tabs on you. They may hold the reason if you're denied insurance or an apartment.
Don't obsess about new credit. Avoid the issue altogether by checking for preapproved or prequalified credit.
Even the president isn't immune from credit card issues -- like having your card declined while on a date with the first lady.
Americans still have a long way to go to get the real credit improvement they should strive for.
Delinquent debt is rampant among Americans, a new report finds, and some consumers don't even know that they're behind in payments and hurting their credit.
Even if you're vigilant about paying bills, a delinquent debt could be dragging down your credit score. Here's what you should know.
Here are four ways you can increase your credit limits, and how each method can affect your credit score.
Mississippi has sued credit reporting giant Experian, alleging sweeping errors in the company's data and routine violations of consumer protection laws.
You don't have to pay your credit cards off to boost your credit score. But you do need to come up with a plan for paying down your credit card balances.
Too many identity theft horror stories feature young people making their first forays into credit and discovering heaps of bed debt in their names.
The top U.S. consumer watchdog says he has called and written the heads of big credit card companies to press them to offer free credit scores to customers.
Discover is already offering to include credit scores on the bills of all its customers, and now, FICO is negotiating with more credit card banks to provide the same service.
You know a late or missed payment will ding your credit score, but how much do a few points matter, really? A lot, it turns out.
The Better Business Bureau has a warning: Check your credit card statements for $9.84 charges. Gobs of them are popping up, and they usually mean criminals have your number.
Consumers may be concerned about their personal information following a massive security breach at Target, but few are taking steps to ensure their data is more secure.
If lenders and FICO start mining social media data to determine your credit score, you might want to think twice about becoming Facebook friends with everyone you meet.
It's a classic Catch 22. Your credit is bad because you need a job, and you can't get a job because your credit is bad. A host of advocacy groups want to fix that.
College students naturally focus on test scores and GPAs, but once you graduate, the one number that really counts is your credit score. And the impact starts immediately.