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Car Insurance and Your Credit Score Texarkana 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
4115 N Kings Hwy
Texarkana, TX
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SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
4303 Texas Blvd
Texarkana, TX
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SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Hill John D
(870) 774-3491
3515 Jefferson Avenue
Texarkana, AR
 
Oubre- Mark W - State Farm Insurance Agent
(870) 772-2388
1305 Arkansas Boulevard Ste 101
Texarkana, AR
 
New York Life Insurance CO
(870) 773-2396
514 North State Line Avenue
Texarkana, AR
 
Allstate - Brian Purtle
(866) 607-4854
3301 Richmond Rd
Texarkana, TX
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Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
151 W Commerce St
Ashdown, AR
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SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
(870) 773-2584
903 Arkansas Boulevard
Texarkana, AR
 
Rutledge Charles Tarleton
(870) 774-3491
3515 Jefferson Avenue
Texarkana, AR
 
Martin Richard Insurance
(870) 774-3491
3515 Jefferson Avenue
Texarkana, 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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