Why are utilities companies making inquiries on your credit?

Answer Utility companies, such as water, gas and electric, use an individual's credit score to see whether he has had unpaid utility bills in the past. This helps a company determine what an individual's ... Read More »

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What is the best way to see the top 100 "search" inquiries through Google and/or the other major companies?

The best way to see the top 100 "search" inquiries through Google, Yahoo, Ask, and Live Search all at the same time is to use Dogpile

Do credit inquiries affect credit score?

Credit inquiries you initiate by applying for credit cards or other loans will negatively affect your credit score, especially if you apply for multiple lines of credit over a short period of time.... Read More »

Do inquiries hurt your credit score?

Credit inquiries made by your credit card company to monitor your account, by creditors regarding "pre-approved" offers, by a prospective employer, by you to check your own credit report, or by mul... Read More »

How many points do inquiries have on a credit report?

The typical inquiry only dings a person's credit score by five or less points, according to the Fair Isaac Corporation. However, applications for several different lines of credit at once can do gr... Read More »