Experian releases new credit score for non-preferred borrowers

The ranks of thin file consumers continue to grow in this country. According to Experian, these consumers now represent 25% of the total US population. These are people with five or fewer items in their traditional credit history. Clarity Services is a credit bureau covering this unprivileged population (you can …

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This could be a surprise winner from the airline industry’s sellout

Airline stocks have been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has halted global travel and left carriers scrambling to cut costs by canceling flights and grounding planes. It also has a ripple effect on businesses that serve airlines, including aerospace suppliers, aircraft manufacturers, and leasing companies that buy planes and …

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Can you get a business credit card without a company?

Business credit cards offer unique benefits that you can’t always get with personal credit cards, including larger sign-up bonuses and specialized reward categories. But are you eligible if you work for yourself as an independent contractor or freelancer, or have the occasional side gig? In the majority of cases, the …

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15 Coolest Retro Motels To Visit In America

It’s hard to deny the appeal of staying in luxury hotels while traveling. Being on vacation feels like we owe you crisp linens and impeccable service in trendy neighborhoods. But decadence doesn’t come cheap. It’s all about accessibility these days, even for Instagram influencers. Charm and personality go far beyond …

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Calvin Klein, owner of Tommy Hilfiger can ‘pack and hold’ inventory until next spring

It makes very little sense to fill closed stores with inventory. that’s why PVH Corp. (HVP -2.96% )the parent company of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, says it may “pack and hold” some of its spring and summer inventory. The move would allow the apparel maker to sell its wares …

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Five Credit Myths Busted: We Reveal the True Cost of Bad Credit

Borrowers with bad credit reports lose thousands of pounds when applying for loans and cards because they end up with worse rates and terms than those with better records, research shows. According to TotallyMoney and Moneycomms, the true cost of a bad credit score shows up in the best offers …

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1 in 3 credit card holders are unaware of this essential benefit

Image source: Getty Images Recent credit card research from BankRate suggests that many US credit cardholders are not taking full advantage of what their cards offer them. In the video segment below, The Motley Fool analysts Nathan Hamilton and Michael Douglass discuss this lucrative and overlooked credit card benefit and …

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Millennials check their credit scores more than most on social media

Image source: Getty Images Here is some potentially encouraging news. Here is some potentially encouraging news. Your credit score isn’t just a random number assigned to you: it’s a measure of your borrowing reliability. This is important, because the higher your score, the easier it becomes to get a new …

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What you need to know about zero percent car loans

A zero percent loan is often advertised as one of the best deals you can get when buying a new car. You will sometimes hear people call such funding “free money”. It’s not exactly that, but it’s as close as it gets. And these loans aren’t available to everyone: you …

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Buy a car from a rental lot with an option to buy

Too often we come across people with bad credit who have not been able to meet the requirements for a subprime auto loan. However, being denied a car loan does not change the fact that these consumers still need a vehicle. When this happens, these buyers often turn to leasing …

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