From CNN Money…
Overall, the eight most common credit scores used by lenders and consumers range from as low as 150 to as high as 990, according to a new Credit Sesamediagramcreated by John Ulzheimer, president of consumer education at SmartCredit.com and a former manager at FICO.
The most commonly used FICO scores top out at 850. But the VantageScore the three major credit bureaus calculate together goes up to 990. And, of course, none of them start at 0; the minimum is usually near 300. Is that supposed to make us feel good?
Equifax, TransUnion and Experian all have their own individual scores, too, each with a slightly different range. So if you apply for credit and get denied or less than the best rate, check to see where the lender got their number. You may have just barely missed the cutoff.
Sign up for our free newsletter
Like this article? Sign up for our newsletter and we'll send you a regular digest of our newest stories, full of money saving tips and advice, free! We'll also email you a PDF of Stacy Johnson's '205 Ways to Save Money' as soon as you've subscribed. It's full of great tips that'll help you save a ton of extra cash. It doesn't cost a dime, so why wait? Click here to sign up now.