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Experian Denies Consumers Access to Credit Scores


As of Valentine's Day, Fair Issac (the company behind FICO scores) will no longer receive love from Experian. The FICO website has allowed consumers to purchase their three scores from all three credit bureaus, and Experian's decision means you will only be able to buy your TransUnion and Equifax scores. It also means that banks will be making decisions based partially on a score that we can't see.

Tom Quinn, vice president for scoring at Fair Isaac, commented, "We are surprised that Experian made such a decision, particularly given what’s going on in the national economy and with consumers being concerned about their credit standing." While your Experian score won't be visible to you after Feb. 14, you can periodically check your credit report issued by the credit bureau to make sure there are no errors.

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