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Car Insurance and Your Credit Score Rogers AR

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
121 W Township Ste14
Fayetteville, AR
Description
Safe Drivers Save up to 20% on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
1012 N Garland Ave
Fayetteville, AR
Description
Safe Drivers Save up to 20% on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Farmer's Insurance Group
(479) 273-3675
1401 Southeast Walton Boulevard
Rogers, AR
 
Vernon E. Ingram Agency
(479) 636-2524
212 N 34th St
Rogers, AR
 
Farmers Insurance Group
(479) 878-2557
303 North 3rd Street
Rogers, AR
 
Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
1814 N Crossover Rd
Fayetteville, AR
Description
Safe Drivers Save up to 20% on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Bauer- Alan F - State Farm Insurance Agent
(479) 631-7797
19th & Walnut Street
Rogers, AR
 
Buzz Levine Agency
(479) 636-7633
211 N 3rd St
Rogers, AR
 
Bob Wright Jr Ins Agcy Inc - State Farm Insurance Agent
(479) 636-2028
403 North 2nd Street
Rogers, AR
 
Roger Clark Ins Agcy Inc - State Farm Insurance Agent
(479) 636-3663
220 South 4th Street
Rogers, AR
 

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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