May 22 (Reuters) – When it comes to managing credit,
American women have a slight edge over men, according to a study
of credit reports by the credit report agency Experian Plc
Experian looked at 750,000 credit reports, a sample of what
it collected nationwide, and found that while women earn 23
percent less than men, they know how to handle debt.
May 13 (Reuters) – Credit scores were long something that
lenders got to see and consumers only found out about later.
Now, pretty much anyone can take a look at their credit scores
whenever they want to, but it’s not clear which of those scores
matter. And most scores that consumers see for free are not the
same ones bankers are using to weigh customer creditworthiness.
Consumers remain confused by credit scores, the Consumer
Federation of America reported on Monday. That is not
surprising: With dozens of scores on the market, it’s hard to
figure out which ones count and what they mean. “It can be very
confusing because there are just so many scores,” says Stephen
Brobeck, the federation’s executive director.