What Do Lenders Consider a Good Credit Score?

Credit Score Chart - From Poor Credit to Excellent Credit - MSI Credit Solutions

Credit scores are used to determine the amount of risk of lending money to a consumer. The lower a credit score is, the more likely it is a consumer will default on their loan.

Your scores impact your chances of approval, rates, deposits, and more. Your credit scores can also affect areas like employment as some companies also check credit scores as part of an employee background check. Do you know where your credit scores rank?

Credit Score Ranges

300-550: Poor Credit

  • Default rate of 75%
  • Most likely to incur annual fee on credit cards
  • Highest rates
  • Not likely to be approved for a loan at all

550-620: Subprime

  • Default rate of 50%
  • High rates
  • Avoid adding any new debt or late payments to your credit

620-680: Acceptable Credit

  • Default rate of 15-30%
  • Rates in this range may vary widely, but consumers have better chances for approval and better rates

680-740: Good Credit

  • Default rate of 5%
  • The median score in the U.S. is currently 723

740-850: Excellent Credit

  • Default rate of 2%
  • More likely to be offered rewards on credit cards
  • Lowest rates
  • Best chances for approval


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*The information in this article has been provided strictly for educational purposes.

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