How to Order Your 3 Bureau Smart Credit Report
At LSI Credit Solutions, we use the 3 Bureau Smart Credit Report to determine the best plan of action for our clients.
The Smart Credit Report will display your credit score with TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax without a hard inquiry on your history.
Smart Credit will also show your:
Auto Score (auto lenders use to better determine your lending risk)
Insurance Score (most insurance companies use this score when looking at your credit and determine your rates)
Hiring Risk Index (used by 49% of employers in the United States)
Get a full detailed 3 Bureaus report WITHOUT a hard inquiry, and send it TO our advisors to review!
What’s the Difference Between a Hard & Soft Inquiry?
A credit inquiry is a request to see your credit report. Credit scoring systems can consider whether you have applied for credit recently by looking at inquiries on your credit report. Sometimes applying for a lot of credit in a short amount of time can have a negative effect on a credit score; however, not every inquiry is counted towards credit scoring. Inquiries fall into two categories: hard and soft.
What is a hard inquiry?
Hard inquiries are typically inquiries by lenders after you apply for credit such as an auto loan, personal loan or credit card. Lenders and other third parties can see hard inquiries on your credit report. If you get a lot of these inquiries it may have a negative impact on your credit score because credit scoring models can look at how recently and how frequently you apply for credit. Most people seem to believe hard inquiries stay and hurt your scores for a long time. The truth is, after about 90-120 days, the negative impact on you scores from those inquiries is almost minimal.
What is a soft inquiry?
Soft inquiries are reviews of your credit report that do not impact or change your credit score. They are only visible to you and do not appear on credit reports pulled by lenders, employers or other third parties. Soft inquiries include inquiries by lenders who are monitoring an existing account, looking at credit reports to make “pre-screened” credit offers or using credit reports to pre-qualify individuals for credit offers.
We recommend avoiding any unnecessary hard inquiries and direct our clients to Smart Credit to obtain the most accurate, up to date 3-bureau credit report that will show how the automotive scores, insurance score and even your hiring risk score.