FICO Scores: The Only Ones That CountCredit scores drive many things in our current economy. Not only affecting loan approvals, they may also affect rates you pay on insurance, credit cards and the issuance of new credit of any kind.
Pay attention to your FICO scores; avoid FAKO scores. Only Fair Isaac Corporation scores are accepted by lenders to qualify for loans. Most online scores are what Eddie calls FAKO. They are not FICO scores. You will find FAKO scores at FreeCreditReport.com, Experian's Credit Plus score, Trans Union's TrueCreditScore and many others. If you don't see FICO next to the score, it is a FAKO. MyFICO.com is the only place to get FICO scores online.