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Car Insurance and Your Credit Score Bay City MI

Your credit score is used by car insurance companies to determine what you pay. It's important to know your score before you shop for insurance. It's easily possible that someone who has never had an accident and never filed a claim could pay up to three times as much for insurance as another similar customer with an identical vehicle โ€” because of differences in credit scores.

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PERO Agency
(989) 892-4801
200 South Madison Avenue
Bay City, MI
 
Farmers Insurance District Office
(989) 892-6867
1345 North Johnson Street Suite 102
Bay City, MI
 
Drzewicki- John J - State Farm Insurance Agent
(989) 893-3553
1104 South Madison Avenue
Bay City, MI
 
J P Hunt Ins Agcy Inc - State Farm Insurance Agent
(989) 686-7840
4359 Wilder Road
Bay City, MI
 
Nationwide Insurance & Financial Services
(989) 892-4801
200 South Madison Avenue
Bay City, MI
 
Jezak- Kerry S - State Farm Insurance Agent
(989) 895-5570
2307 Kosciuszko Avenue
Bay City, MI
 
Boon- Lawrence J - State Farm Insurance Agent
(989) 895-5536
815 Columbus Avenue
Bay City, MI
 
Mitin- David J - State Farm Insurance Agent
(989) 686-3711
3010 East Midland Road
Bay City, MI
 
Farm Bureau Membership Bay County
(989) 684-2772
2450 Midland Road
Bay City, MI
 

Car Insurance and Your Credit Score

Many car insurance companies now use your credit score to determine what you pay. Why? Because they say studies show that customers with poor credit histories are more likely to be in accidents and file claims. They claim that customers with bad scores are higher risks and it's only fair that those customers pay more for their policies.

Insurance regulations in many states now allow this practice, although regulatory administrators admit they don't understand the connection between credit scores and car accident claims.

It's easily possible that someone who has never had an accident and never filed a claim could pay up to three times as much for insurance as another similar customer with an identical vehicle โ€” because of differences in credit scores.

How does it work?
Insurance companies use a secret formula to calculate a customer's "insurance score" that is not quite the same as the more familiar FICO score from credit reporting agencies such as , Transunion, and Experian. Although the score itself may be different, the end result will nearly always be the same. If a customer has a poor FICO score, he'll almost certainly have a poor insurance score.

Companies such as Allstate charge poor-credit customers as much as three times the rate for customers with excellent credit. In fact, credit history is becoming one of the major factors, if not the major factor, in determining insurance rates.

Insurance companies want ...

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