Does a potential employer check your credit score?

Answer Some employers check your credit in conjunction with a background check. You are more likely to be subjected to a credit check if you apply for a job in the finance industry or apply for a job that... Read More »

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Can an employer see your credit score?

While employers can request a copy of your credit report with your permission as part of a background check, the credit report they receive from one of the three major reporting agencies will not ... Read More »

Does a job credit check lower your score?

Credit checks for employment are for information only and do not place an "inquiry" on your credit report. As such, they don't affect your credit score (too many inquiries can lower your score.)Sou... Read More »

Does your credit score go down every time you check it?

Checking your credit score (also known as your FICO score) does not affect it. Only credit inquiries that result from you applying for new credit, such as a credit card, car loan or mortgage, have ... Read More »

What does an employer consider as a bad credit score?

For FICO scores, anything below 620 is considered a bad credit score. FICO scores range from 300 to 850. For VantageScore, the range is from 501 to 990, with 990 being the best. Scores are given le... Read More »