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Understanding Your Credit Score and How it Changes

Credit scores play an important role in a consumer’s financial life. Financial institutions
use credit scoring models like VantageScore® along with other information to make
decisions on who to approve for a loan and what terms to offer. A higher credit score
increases the chances for approval for a new loan, a higher credit amount or a lower
interest rate.
Credit scores play an important role in a consumer’s financial life. Financial institutions use credit scoring models like VantageScore® along with other information to make decisions on who to approve for a loan and what terms to offer. A higher credit scoreincreases the chances for approval for a new loan, a higher credit amount or a lower interest rate. 

In this article, we provide insights on the key factors impacting a consumer’s VantageScore credit score and walk through some specific actions that can lead to changes in the score. We demonstrate how a score changes using some examples of consumer profiles, representing different levels of experience and histories with credit products.

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