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Car Insurance and Your Credit Score Gaffney SC

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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Shelby, NC
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Littlejohn Bonner Insurance Agency Inc
(864) 489-5717
406 Wall Street
Gaffney, SC
 
Terry L White Ins Agency Inc
(864) 487-4987
209 E Frederick St
Gaffney, SC
 
Wesley E. Dixon Insurance Agency- Inc.
(864) 585-2409
858 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC
 
Harry D. Martin Inc.
(864) 839-2078
107 W Cherokee St
Blacksburg, SC
 
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126 South Blackstock Rd
Spartanburg, SC
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Macdowell Insurance Agency
(864) 489-2131
106 West Frederick Street
Gaffney, SC
 
H B Kelly Jr Ins Agency Inc - State Farm Insurance Agent
(864) 487-7537
1363 West Floyd Baker Boulevard
Gaffney, SC
 
Hodges- Rupert E - State Farm Insurance Agent
(864) 585-9130
191 Fernwood Drive
Spartanburg, SC
 
Horace Mann Insurance
(864) 585-4102
800 South Pine Street
Spartanburg, SC
 

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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