This map shows Americans’ average credit score in every state

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Minnesota residents can brag about more than their 10,000 lakes — they typically have the country’s best credit scores too. As in previous years, the midwestern state has America’s highest average credit score, according to Experian.

Those living in Minnesota have an average score of 713, which falls into the “good” range of scores between 670 to 739, according to Experian. The company’s annual State of Credit report and state ranking is based on Vantage Scores, which range from 300 to 850. South Dakota, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts round out the top five states with the highest average credit scores for 2018.

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RevolutionCredit wants to change the way credit scores are calculated

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RevolutionCredit is using online finance crash courses to help lenders better determine a person’s creditworthiness.

Could a better credit score may soon be just be a few mouse clicks away? The current system of determining a person’s creditworthiness is “inadequate and insufficient” and is costing both consumers and creditors, said Zaydoon Munir, founder and CEO of RevolutionCredit.

 

 

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Going beyond credit scores, predicting personal behavior

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What is your Medication Adherence Score?  Fair Isaac Co. thinks it knows what it is.  They are the company that created the FICO credit score and they are branching out into new territory.  Fair Isaac Co. is assembling disparate data in an effort to better understand a range of human behaviors.

 

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43 Million American’s Credit Scores Now a Poor Risk for Lenders

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A quarter of Americans have a credit score below 599.

Credit scores of millions of Americans are sinking to new lows.  Figures provided by FICO Inc. show that 25.5 percent of consumers — nearly 43.4 million people — now have a credit score of 599 or below, marking them as poor risks for lenders. It’s unlikely they will be able to get credit cards, auto loans or mortgages under the tighter lending standards banks now use.

 

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