Who looks at your credit score?

Everyone knows that mortgage lenders and car dealerships / lenders look at your credit score. It’s their way of deciding if they should lend you money, and if so, at what rate and terms.

The better your score, the lower the interest rate and the longer the repayment period.

But who else is looking?

Telephone companies and satellite Television providers are two of them. And why? Because they’re providing a monthly service and want to know if they can count on you to pay that monthly bill. I know – they can simply discontinue service if you don’t pay up, but the paperwork costs them money and they’d rather not deal with it. In addition, some of these companies invest in free equipment at the outset of your service, counting on your monthly payments to return that investment.

If you simply stop paying after just a few months, they’re out the cost of that equipment as well as the cost of processing paperwork.

Insurance companies are next. Using statistics gathered over the years, insurance companies have come to believe that customers with high credit scores are not only more likely to pay their insurance premiums in a timely manner, they’re less likely to file claims.

Is this because those people with high credit scores are more responsible in all facets of their daily lives? Or could they be fostering a belief that people with poor credit scores are more apt to file bogus claims? I don’t know the answer to that, but since so many people do file insurance claims that have no bearing on the truth, it could be that they have some statistical information to indicate that they are.

Finally, there are your future employers. With the high cost of training employees, employers want to hire correctly and avoid turnover. So they’re looking at things they never did before.

For instance, you’ve probably read stories about prospective employers Googling applicants’ names to learn more personal information about them. Many’s the foolhardy person who has lost out on a position of responsibility because a prospective employer either saw a foolish video on U-tube or read blog posts indicating that the person they were considering is a bad choice. In other cases, past employers have refused to give referrals because of “bad-mouthing” they received on an employee’s blog.

It’s no wonder that they check your credit report to determine your levels of personal responsibility. Managing your money well really is a sign of responsible behavior – and that’s a trait that every employer wants to see in every employee.

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One Response to “Who looks at your credit score?”

  1. Richard Jacobs says:

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