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Car Insurance and Your Credit Score Clovis NM

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
3620 N Prince St
Clovis, NM
Description
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Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Saul- Doug - State Farm Insurance Agent
(505) 762-4747
2120 Ross Street
Clovis, NM
 
Poynor Terry Insurance
(505) 762-6435
1220 North Prince Street
Clovis, NM
 
Jim O'Neill Insurance
(505) 763-8816
1021 Pile Street
Clovis, NM
 
Baker- Dennis W - State Farm Insurance Agent
(505) 762-3900
807 Lexington Road
Clovis, NM
 
Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
122 S Avenue A
Portales, NM
Description
Safe Drivers Save 45% or more on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Smith- Jamie M - State Farm Insurance Agent
(505) 769-3838
301 North Main Street
Clovis, NM
 
Abernathy Don - State Farm Insurance Agent
(505) 762-4524
2025 North Prince Street
Clovis, NM
 
Johnson- Darrel W
(505) 762-3334
521 N Main St
Clovis, NM
 
Grand Traders
(505) 769-1015
1600 W Grand Ave
Clovis, NM
 

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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