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Credit Monitoring

What is Credit Monitoring?

Credit monitoring is a service that monitors your credit report for any changes or suspicious activity. This service can alert you if there are any unauthorized inquiries or changes to your credit report, such as new accounts opened in your name or missed payments, which could indicate identity theft or fraud.

Credit monitoring can help you stay on top of your credit score and detect any errors on your credit report that could impact your ability to obtain credit or loans in the future. It is often offered as a subscription service by credit reporting agencies and other companies that specialize in credit monitoring and identity theft protection. Some credit monitoring services also provide additional features such as credit score tracking and identity theft insurance.

Why should business owners monitor their personal credit?

Business owners should monitor their personal credit for several reasons, including:

  1. Access to financing: Many small business owners rely on personal credit to obtain financing for their businesses. Lenders will often check the personal credit history of business owners before approving loans or lines of credit. 

  2. Protect against identity theft: Business owners are at risk of identity theft, just like anyone else. Monitoring their personal credit can help them detect any fraudulent activity on their credit report, such as unauthorized credit inquiries or new accounts opened in their name. 

  3. Maintain good credit habits: By monitoring their personal credit, business owners can see how their financial habits and decisions are impacting their credit score. They can use this information to make informed decisions about their personal finances and develop good credit habits, which can translate to better financial management for their business as well.

  4. Maintain credibility with partners and vendors: Business owners may need to work with partners or vendors who require a high level of financial credibility. Monitoring their personal credit and maintaining a good credit score can help business owners establish and maintain credibility with these partners and vendors.

Overall, monitoring personal credit is an important part of financial management for business owners, as it can help them make informed decisions about their personal finances and ensure that their credit history is healthy and accurate.

 

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Your credit scores can help determine if you qualify for a loan and what interest rates you receive. Actively monitoring your credit allows you to stay on top of changes to your credit report, including possible suspicious activity. Be confident by knowing your FICO® Scores – the scores used by 90% of top lenders.*
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