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Ways To Improve Your Credit Score: Part 3 of 4
« Read Part 2: The FICO Score formula, created by the Fair Isaac Corporation, is proprietary information, so it’s not unveiled to the public. But it’s not a complete secret. This article was written based on a variety of information found online. So, some of the values may be a bit different from what’s actually used, but they are reasonable guesses and will help you to get an idea of how the FICO score is calculated.
By knowing what’s factored into your FICO score, you are another step closer to knowing how to improve your credit score. And at the very least it’ll help you take measures to make sure it doesn’t get lower.
The basic formula provided by FICO is broken down into five parts and how much they weigh towards your score:
- Payment History – 35%
- Credit Utilization – 30%
- Length of Credit History – 15%
- Types of Credit Used – 10%
- Recent Search for Credit – 10%