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Car Insurance and Your Credit Score Billings MT

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.

Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
2860 Old Hardin RD
Billings, MT
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Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
1603 Alderson Ave
Billings, MT
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Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

McElvain- Michael R
(406) 248-1213
1233 N 27th St
Billings, MT
 
New York Life Insurance Company - Agents- Gardner Joshoa
(406) 255-6317
401 North 31st Street Suite 800
Billings, MT
 
New York Life Insurance Company - Agents- Miller Anthony
(406) 255-6322
401 North 31st Street Suite 800
Billings, MT
 
Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
3202 Henesta Dr
Billings, MT
Description
Safe Drivers Save 45% or more on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
520 Wicks Ln
Billings, MT
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Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Swanson Roybal & Leavitt Insurance Agency
(406) 252-4104
101 Grand Avenue
Billings, MT
 
New York Life Insurance Company
(406) 255-6310
401 North 31st Street Suite 800
Billings, MT
 
Jeff Boyd Ins Agency Inc - State Farm Insurance Agent
(406) 656-6771
2323 Broadwater Avenue
Billings, MT
 

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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