FICO Score vs Credit Score: What Is a FICO Score? – Bev O’Shea

FICO scores are one kind of credit score. The terms “credit score” and “FICO score” are often used interchangeably, but there are other brands of scores. The name derives from the Fair Isaac Corp., which introduced the FICO score in 1989. Credit scores are used by lenders and credit card issuers to help decide whether to…

Bev O’Shea writes for NerdWallet. Email: Twitter: @BeverlyOShea.

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