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Car Insurance and Your Credit Score Great Falls 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
300 River DR N Ste 6
Great Falls, MT
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Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
1201 10th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
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Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Arrotta-Bryant Insurance Agency
(406) 452-6408
105 Smelter Avenue Northeast
Great Falls, MT
 
Farmers Insurance Group
(406) 453-1953
1101 Avenue Centre Northwest
Great Falls, MT
 
State Farm Insurance Companies
(406) 452-3881
26 Cub Drive
Great Falls, MT
 
Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
2817 10th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
Description
Safe Drivers Save 45% or more on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Hamilton- Aaron L - State Farm Insurance Agent
(406) 761-7601
1900 4th Street Northeast Ste 4
Great Falls, MT
 
Nationwide Insurance Claims
(406) 761-5666
109 24th Street Southwest
Great Falls, MT
 
Farmers Insurance
(406) 216-5959
1801 3rd Street Northwest
Great Falls, MT
 
Radovich- Michael D
(406) 727-9311
222 15th St S
Great Falls, 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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