Debt free people: Have no fear. You can prove you are creditworthy without a FICO score with eCredable.
Steve Ely joins us to share how the credit scoring landscape is changing.
Not only are more lenders leaving the traditional credit score algorithm behind but they are finding more consumers are credit worthy without it!
eCredable is a service that works WITH consumers to build their credit reports.
Once a history for things like rent, electric bills or paying car insurance has been established, eCredable comes in to provide a prospective lender, landlord, or mobile phone company a full and accurate credit rating.
You are rated with a letter grade, not a 3-digit number. An “A” grade means you are paying all your bills (and debts) on time. An “F” means you got some work to do.
What's wrong with traditional credit score lending
A traditional credit score, like a FICO score, evaluates you on the following:
- How much you borrow – even if you pay off a credit card every month
- How much credit you have left
- How long you have been borrowing money
- How often you miss a payment or are late
What is missing
Non-debt payments like insurance, utilities, or even rent – the things almost everyone has. It also never looks at your income or the wealth you have built up over time. Even your employment history is not used to evaluate how stable your income is.
In other words:
A traditional credit score is missing a LOT of information about you.
That is why SoFi stopped using FICO scores in their lending procedures (listen to the previous episode here).
eCredable changes credit score lending
You no longer need to borrow money to prove you are good for a rental, cell phone, or even a mortgage.
eCredable can prove your creditworthiness from the things you already pay regularly!
You will only pay when you want to prove you are creditworthy (average total cost between $90 – $120).
For a free account with eCredable: http://SteveStewart.me/eCredable (use Promo code SOS)
ALSO IN THIS EPISODE
Ex-IRS Agent tells us our personality style dictates how/when we take deductions.
Also, Tom Corley’s Rich Habits Test for Parents.
I scored a 14. Can you beat that?
Finally, I mentioned my wife's food blog, IfMyEyesCouldEat.com. You gotta see it to believe it!
OH, and I was a guest on the M.O.N.E.Y. Show with J. Money and Paula Pant