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Credit.com

July 14, 2015 09:05 ET

Credit.com Unveils New Credit Comparison Tool

New Tool Allows Users to Compare Their Credit Scores to Different State and National Groups

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - July 14, 2015) - Credit.com, the leader in online credit education & advice, today announces an addition to its suite of tools designed to help consumers better understand and take control of their credit.

'Your Comparisons' was created to give consumers a view into how their credit scores stack up to a variety of credit score averages, providing them with a clear view into where they stand relative to others. The new feature is found in the free 'My Credit Report Card' dashboard, along with completely free access to credit data -- including credit scores, a clear breakdown of what the scores mean using letter grades and expert guidance.

"We go beyond telling consumers what their credit score is, we provide a frame of reference for where they stand relative to the nation, their state and their peers, really putting a credit score into context," said Ian Cohen, Credit.com's President and CEO. "This easy-to-navigate tool shows you how you stack up in five key areas. We tell you why you're ahead or behind and make recommendations on what you can do about your score and what you can accomplish with it."

This feature is currently available to all existing and new Credit.com members. Comparisons include:

  • Your credit score vs. the average American's credit score
  • The average for your state vs. your credit score
  • How your credit score stacks up against your age group
  • Your credit card debt compared to your peers
  • Total late payments compared to the average for your age group

Credit.com's 'Your Comparisons' was developed by a team of credit experts whose mission is to simplify credit for real consumers facing real challenges. Without context, a credit score is really just a number. This feature was designed to address a users' particular credit profile and help them achieve and sustain a solid credit reputation, potentially saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest over their lifetime.

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Credit.com is the only company of its kind to be founded and run by leading credit experts including journalists, authors and consumer advocates. The Company is committed to helping consumers understand and master the confusing world of credit and to improve their financial standing by recommending products and actions that are in their best interest. Only Credit.com provides consumers with a personalized view of their credit standing and an actionable plan to improve and maintain their credit -- all for free.

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