A credit score is the way financial institutions, lenders and lien holders asses creditworthiness, and manage risk. FICO scores range from 300 to 850. There are about 10% of lenders who now use VantageScore, which range from 501 to 990.
It is best to monitor you credit report in order to keep your debt to income ratio low. “Be aware of the amount of debt you have compared to the amount of available credit.” “A history of paying your bills on time helps.”
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