3 Common Misconceptions That Needlessly Lower Credit Scores

RISMEDIA, February 3, 2011—People are having to make tough financial choices today, but many don’t have to wreck their credit scores if they know how the system works, according to credit expert Eddie Johansson, president of Credit Security Group.

“With the same amount of money, you can make decisions that kill your credit score or ones that keep your score—or at least give you the ability to rebuild your score quickly later,” he said. “Most people have wrong or little information about how the system works, and that’s a big reason scores go down when difficult decisions are made during a recession.”

Johansson advises major financial institutions and consumers on the FICO credit score model used by most lenders in deciding the borrower’s risk and interest rate. He described three common misconceptions that needlessly lower credit scores:


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