New Credit Score Formula for 2008

Credit scores are determined using formulas designed to predict how likely a consumer will pay his or her bills. Fair Isaac is the leader having created the FICO credit-scoring formula. Fair Isaac has announced its formula will be revised this year. The new formula will deemphasize the effect of one late payment on your credit score on an otherwise unblemished record.

Fair Isaac states the company’s analysts pulled reports of 5 million consumers to see how their credit profiles fared over time. More information may be found in a recent issue of SmartMoney magazine.


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