Credit
March 25, 2016

Best Credit Cards with Free Credit Scores

Written By Jack Ryder
Last updated September 4, 2019

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Want your credit score but don’t want to have to pay for it? Luckily, several credit card companies are now including your credit score on your monthly billing statement as an added credit card perk to make it easier for you to see any changes in your credit. This also makes it easier to see if there are any dramatic changes in your credit score that could signal identity theft or fraud.

The credit scores that the credit card companies are using are FICO credit scores, the gold standard of credit scores that lenders use to determine your credit worthiness. This is different from the credit scores you get from paid services or even free services like Credit Karma, which usually only include one score from one of the credit bureaus, usually TransUnion.

If you aren’t happy with your credit score, you can go to the websites of the three credit bureaus to find out how to make fixes to your reports, or you can hire a credit repair company to help. Here is our list of the best credit repair reviews to help you out.

About the Author

Jack Ryder

Jack Ryder has been working as a reporter and writer in the personal finance space for many years. He enjoys breaking down complicated finance information into easy-to-read articles, so his readers can better navigate their financial lives. He is currently the Editor of the Credit Repair and Debt Relief categories, although enjoys writing about all things finance. Jack has had articles appear in publications from the Huffington Post to Business Insider. You can contact Jack at jack@simplethriftyliving.com

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