Eastex's financials' goal is to help members achieve financial success while providing the best and most up-to-date financial resources. We’re excited to offer Credit Sense thru online banking – it allows you to check your credit score at any time, right from your phone or computer! The program is FREE and is a great resource to help you improve your credit score. Plus, we’ll provide you with tips on improving your score and send you special offers!
Credit Sense is available thru Online Banking!
Your credit score affects every aspect of your financial life - from loan rates to the cost of insurance. The better your score, the more you save. That’s why we’ve made it easier to monitor your credit score by offering 24/7 access to it for FREE thru online banking.
FREE Unlimited access to your credit score
FREE Monthly credit reports
FREE Daily credit alerts to help you monitor for fraud
FREE Tips for improving your score
FREE Opportunities to save
See the average credit score within in your zip code
Review how your credit score has changed over time
Initiate credit report disputes from the app
The information in your credit report affects several aspects of your life:
Lenders use your credit score to figure out how much interest you will pay
Insurance Providers use your credit score to determine your rate
Landlords use your credit score to assess your ability to pay rent
Employers use your credit score to aid in determining personal integrity and responsibility
Credit Sense is a comprehensive Credit Score program offered by Eastex Credit Union that helps you stay on top of your credit. You get your latest credit score and report, an understanding of key factors that impact the score, and see the most up to date offers that could help you save.
Credit Sense also monitors your credit report daily and informs you by email if there are any big changes detected such as; a new account being opened, change in address or employment, a delinquency has been reported or an inquiry has been made. Monitoring helps users keep an eye out for identity theft.
As long as you are a regular Eastex online banking user, your credit score will be updated every month and displayed in your online banking account. You can click “refresh score” as frequently as every day by navigating to the detailed Credit Sense site from within the online banking.
Credit Sense pulls your credit profile from TransUnion, one of the three major credit reporting bureaus, and uses VantageScore 3.0, a credit scoring model developed collaboratively by the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. This model seeks to make score information more uniform between the three bureaus to provide consumers a better picture of their credit health.
There are three major credit-reporting bureaus—Equifax, Experian and Transunion—and two scoring models—FICO or VantageScore—that determine credit scores. Financial institutions use different bureaus, as well as their own scoring models. Over 200 factors of a credit report may be taken into account when calculating a score and each model may weigh credit factors differently, so no scoring model is completely identical. No matter what credit bureau or credit scoring model is used, consumers do fall into specific credit ranges:
Credit Sense can help you manage and monitor your credit so when it comes time to borrow for big-ticket purchases—like buying a home, car, or paying for college—you have a clear picture of your credit health and can qualify for the lowest possible interest rate. You’ll also see offers on how you can save money with Eastex.
Credit Sense makes its best effort to show you the most relevant information from your credit report. If you think that some of the information is wrong or inaccurate, we encourage you to take advantage of obtaining free credit reports from www.annualcreditreport.com and then pursuing each credit bureau individually. Each bureau has its own process for correcting inaccurate information but every user can “File a Dispute” by clicking on the “Dispute” link within their Credit Sense Credit Report. However, the Federal Trade Commission website offers step-by-step instructions on how to contact the bureaus and correct errors.
If your Eastex CU Visa debit card has been lost/stolen or suspected of fraudulent activity, CANCEL YOUR CARD immediately. During business hours call 409-276-2525. After business hours call 1-888-263-3370.
*Annual Percentage Rate. Rates based are based on creditworthiness. Contact credit union for details.
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