What Is A Good Credit Score?


What Is A Good Credit Score?

Published 8/10/09  (Modified 3/8/11)

What Is A Good Credit Score? By MoneyBlueBook

As a long time apartment renter for many years, I'm finally on the verge on purchasing my very first home. As such, I've been super keen on tracking my credit reports and credit scores closely in recent months to boost my attributes as a prospective mortgage loan seeker. For a while now, I've been spending a tremendous amount of time learning everything I can about home mortgages and figuring out how to position myself to ultimately qualify for the very best rate on a home mortgage���� loan. One of the most crucial pre-requisites I've discovered about interest rates for mortgages and personal loans in general - is the shear importance of having a clean credit report and a good credit score. Banks, credit unions, mortgage brokers, and even credit card issuers utilize credit reports and credit scores to ascertain the credit worthiness of loan applicants - mulling over everything from the number of timely on-time credit payments and the severity of late payments, to the age and number of active credit accounts. Such historical data is compiled and reviewed by the lender to determine the appropriate interest rate the lender must charge the loan applicant to compensate the lender for the level of credit risk that it must expend. Those applicants with banged up credit histories and low credit scores tend to get slapped with higher interest rate fees on their loan offers than those with stellar credit histories. Individuals who have decent credit reports with good credit scores to match almost invariably enjoy much

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Review of Citi Private Pass Rewards by Citi Card

Published 8/5/09  (Modified 1/14/14)

By MoneyBlueBook

As a big fan of the Citi Thank You rewards program offered by Citibank for its credit card customers, I thought I was pretty well honed on all of the user benefits and purchase rewards that Citi Card had to offer. However, there's a relatively less publicized reward program that current Citi credit card and Citi debit Mastercard members are entitled to that many are not aware of. The reward program is called Citi Private Pass. The Citi PrivatePass program itself is totally free to existing Citi Card customers to the extent that there are no extra monthly membership fees required to join. The only participation cost to you is when you actually decide to purchase reward tickets to desired events via the Citi Private Pass program. The tickets feature heavily discounted prices (or sometimes are even provided free courtesy of Citi Private Pass), but oftentimes you'll still have to pay a small portion out of pocket .

Unlike Citibank's well known and popular Citi ThankYou purchase incentive feature, which tends to focus on more tangible gift card and cash based rewards that you can accrue through daily card purchases, the Citi PrivatePass program is devoted almost exclusively to entertainment and experience based offers - providing its participants special access to free and cheap tickets to unique concerts, dining experiences, and popular sporting events. The Citi Private Pass program is not a separate card, but rather a rewards program already available to existing Citi Card customers.

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