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What is a FICO® Credit Score?
It's a three-digit number that summarizes the positive and negative information on your TransUnion credit report. FICO® Credit Scores are the most common credit scores used by lenders to quickly assess your credit risk, and it can influence everything from car loans to mortgages to credit cards.
Why do we provide your free
FICO® Credit Score?
Discover provides FICO® Credit Scores based on information from your TransUnion credit report on your statements and online so you can stay on top of your credit and avoid surprises. And providing it will never impact your credit score. Nearly all lenders in the U.S., including Discover, use a FICO® Credit Score among other information when they make their credit decisions. And they have for more than 20 years.
How the FICO® Credit Score is calculated.
Your FICO® Credit Score considers five categories of credit data from your TransUnion credit report that may vary in importance for different credit profiles. The percentages below are based on the five categories for the general population.
What your FICO® Credit Score score means to lenders.
Frequently Asked Questions
- 1. Does my FICO® Credit Score change every month?
- According to FICO, 83% of the population experiences changes to their FICO® Credit Score by up to 20 points month to month. Each time we provide your FICO® Credit Score, it's based on the information in your TransUnion credit report at that snapshot in time. As the information in your credit report changes, your FICO® Credit Score may also change and we provide it monthly so you can track it over time.
- 2. How often will my FICO® Credit Score be available?
- As an active cardmember, you may see your FICO® Credit Score on your monthly statement or online. Reasons why you may not see your FICO® Credit Score include: if you have a joint account; if you opt out; if you have key information that is mismatched or missing, as one example, an address change that has not been updated with Discover or TransUnion; if your credit history is too new; if your account status is abandoned, bankrupt, fraud, lost or stolen, closed, revoked, or charged off; if you have a foreign address; or if you have no account activity such as no purchase transactions, fees, interest, or payments for approximately 30 days.
- 3. Will receiving this affect my credit score?
- No. The FICO® Credit Score we provide will never impact your credit score.
- 4. Where can I find out more about my credit?
- It is a good practice to review your credit report from the three national credit bureaus; TransUnion, Equifax and Experian at least once a year and especially before making a large purchase, such as a house or car.
- Federal law allows you to get a free credit report annually from these three national credit bureaus that has set up a central website, a toll-free telephone number, and a mailing address through which you can order your free annual credit report(s):
Annual Credit Report Request Service
P.O. Box 105281
Atlanta, GA 30348-5281
- 5. Who uses FICO® Credit Scores?
- Anyone making a credit decision about you could look at your FICO® Credit Score. Whether it's for a home loan, car loan or credit card decision, FICO® Credit Scores are among the most commonly used pieces of information that lenders consider.
- 6. How does Discover use FICO® Credit Scores?
- Like most other lenders, Discover uses your FICO® Credit Score as one piece of information among many to help make a more informed credit decision about you.
- 7. Are you sharing this information?
- No. Discover is not sharing your FICO® Credit Score with anyone but you.
- 8. Can I stop receiving this?
- Yes. If you'd like us to stop providing your FICO® Credit Score, call 1-800-DISCOVER (1-800-347-2683). It may take up to two billing cycles to stop receiving your score.
- 9. I don't agree with my FICO® Credit Score or Key Factors.
Your FICO® Credit Score is based on information in your TransUnion credit report so it's important to make sure that report is accurate. Remember, your FICO® Credit Score reflects a general snapshot of your credit history at a specific point in time and can be influenced by Payment History, Amount Owed, Length of Credit History, New Credit Opened and Types of Credit. It can fluctuate month over month; however, if you believe there is an error, you can:
- 10. How do I improve my score?
- Your FICO® Credit Score considers both positive and negative information in your credit report. Good credit habits like always paying bills on time, managing your credit by keeping balances low and only opening new credit cards when you need them can all have a positive effect on your financial health, and in turn, your FICO® Credit Score.
- 11. Why is my FICO® Credit Score important to me?
- Nearly all lenders in the U.S., including Discover, use a FICO® Credit Score among other information when they make their credit decisions. And they have for over 20 years. Discover provides your FICO® Credit Score from TransUnion so you can stay on top of your credit and avoid surprises.
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*Your FICO® Credit Score is based on data from TransUnion and may be different from other credit scores. This information is intended for and provided to the Primary cardmembers only that have an available score and is provided on the statement for individual accounts and on Discover.com for individual and joint accounts. See FICO® Credit Score FAQ about the availability of your score. Discover and other lenders may use different inputs like a FICO® Credit Score, other credit scores and more information in credit decisions. This benefit may change or end in the future. FICO is a registered trademark of the Fair Isaac Corporation in the United States and other countries.
Discover Financial Services and Fair Isaac are not credit repair organizations as defined under federal or state law, including the Credit Repair Organizations Act. Discover Financial Services and Fair Isaac do not provide "credit repair" services or assistance regarding "rebuilding" or "improving" your credit record, credit history or credit rating.