credit score, employers, promotions, Gannett, Detroit Free Press

From: Greg Fisher [mailto:greg@creditscoring.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 6:52 AM
To: Jennifer Dixon, staff writer, Detroit Free Press, Gannett
Subject: credit score, employers, Gannett, Detroit Free Press

See this message and your response at http://blog.creditscoring.com/?p=2393.

You wrote, “They will likely take a hit to their credit score, which can affect jobs because some employers check credit scores before hiring or promoting workers.

Who is your source regarding credit score use by employers?


Greg Fisher
The Credit Scoring Site
creditscoring.com

PO Box 342
Dayton, Ohio  45409-0342

Gannett cites FICO as its source

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From: Susan Tompor, columnist, Detroit Free Press
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 11:10 AM
To: greg@creditscoring.com
Subject: RE: Credit scores fall, Detroit Free Press II

The source on this was FICO.

Thanks,

Susan


From: Greg Fisher
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 1:10 PM
To: Susan Tompor, columnist, Detroit Free Press
Subject: RE: Credit scores fall, Detroit Free Press, 25.5

What is the name of the person representing Fair Isaac who—or what document—is your source regarding the notion that 10 percent is the ideal proportion of balances to credit limits?

Fair Isaac claims that the percentage of consumers who have a FICO score under 600 is 23.8%, not 25.5.  25.5% is a figure that represents consumers who fall under 600 in FICO 8, a credit score model not accepted in the automated underwriting guidelines of the two government-sponsored housing enterprises, and not even provided to consumers by Fair Isaac.  What is the name of the person representing Fair Isaac who—or what document—is your source regarding the 25.5% statistic?

Where do you publish corrections or clarifications for errors of fact?

You failed to answer that question.  Do you refuse to answer it, or do you not know the answer?

Detroit Free Press on credit utilization ratio

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From: Greg Fisher
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
To: Susan Tompor, columnist, Detroit Free Press
Cc: Robin Pence, VP, corporate communications, Gannett Co., Inc.; Paul Anger, editor and publisher, Detroit Free Press
Subject: RE: Credit scores fall, Detroit Free Press II

Also, you wrote, “You’d want to use no more than 10% of your available credit for an ideal ratio.”

Who is your source regarding the ideal proportion of balances to credit limits?

Where do you publish corrections or clarifications for errors of fact?

See this message and your reply at http://blog.creditscoring.com/?tag=gannett.

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Gannett and the 25.5 percent under 600 FICO credit score statistic

From: Greg Fisher
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011
To: Susan Tompor, columnist, Detroit Free Press
Subject: Credit scores fall, Detroit Free Press

You wrote: “Consumer credit scores sank to new lows after the recession.  FICO disclosed that 25.5 percent of consumers – nearly 43.4 million people – had a credit score of 599 or below, which means they’re deemed poor risks and either won’t get loans or will pay very dearly for credit cards, car loans or mortgages.”

What is the name of the person who—or what document—is your source for that statistic?

See this message and your reply at http://blog.creditscoring.com/?tag=25-5-percent.


Greg Fisher
The Credit Scoring Site
creditscoring.com
PO Box 342
Dayton, Ohio  45409-0342

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