When refinancing or applying for a new mortgage, getting a tri-merge credit report is simple.
A tri-merge credit report is a combination of reports from all three credit bureaus. When applying for a mortgage, a single credit report is not sufficient, a tri-merge credit report is required. Mortgage lenders evaluate the three credit scores and use the score which ranks in the middle as your final credit score.
Each time your credit is checked a record is added to your credit report. If there are too many checks on your credit in a short period of time your score may be negatively impacted. At a minimum, the credit checks will be displayed to all subsequent creditors, who may be more cautious if they see too many credit checks.
Credit scores range from about 375 to 900. A score of 700 or above is normally required for the lowest interest rates available. 620-699 for average interest rates. And 500-619 for B&C loan programs.
For more information about ordering a tri-merge credit report, please contact us.
If you have a problem with your credit report and need to deal with the bureaus directly, or simply want to do more research on credit, below is the contact info for the three credit bureaus:
Equifax Credit Information Services, Inc
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374
955 American Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 888 397 3742
Post Office Box 2000
Chester, PA 19022