We are excited to offer you a smarter way to manage your credit! You can now view your credit score right from our Online or Mobile banking! It costs nothing, and will provide you a better understanding of the information behind the score.
Get started now! All you have to do is log-in to Online or Mobile banking and click on Show My Score. Review and accept the terms and conditions, and you're all set. You'll be able to review your credit score immediately!
You will receive:
- Free credit score
- Free credit score monitoring
- Free credit card report card
- Access to resources with tips for increasing your credit score
Frequently Asked Questions
What is SavvyMoney Credit Score?
SavvyMoney is a comprehensive Credit Score program offered by your financial institution, 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 can see the most up to date offers that can help reduce your interest costs or lower your monthly payments. With this program, you always know where you stand with your credit and how your financial institution can help save you money.
What is SavvyMoney Credit Report?
SavvyMoney Credit Report provides you all the information you would find on your credit file including a list of current or previous loans, accounts and credit inquiries. You will also be able to see details on your payment history, credit utilization and public records that show up on your account. Like Credit Score, when you check your credit report, there will be no impact to your score.
Is there a fee?
No. SavvyMoney is entirely free, and no credit card information is required to register.
How often is my credit score updated?
As long as you regularly access digital banking, your credit score will be updated every 7-days and displayed within your online banking screen. You also have the ability to refresh your credit score and full credit report every 24-hours by clicking “Refresh Score” by navigating to the detailed Credit Score Dashboard from within digital banking.
How does the SavvyMoney Credit Score differ from other credit scoring offerings?
SavvyMoney 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.
Why do credit scores differ?
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 considered when calculating a score and each model may weigh credit factors differently, so no scoring model is completely identical but should directionally be similar.
Will Mutual 1st Federal use SavvyMoney Credit Score to make loan decisions?
No, Mutual 1st Federal Credit Union does not have access to your credit file unless you choose to share with them. However, if you would like to share your credit report with your financial institution or any trusted party, you can easily download your SavvyMoney credit report but navigating to the “Credit Report” tab and clicking “Download Report”.
How does SavvyMoney Credit Score keep my financial information secure?
SavvyMoney uses bank level encryption and security measures to keep your data safe and secure. Your personal information is never shared with or sold to a third party.
If Mutual 1st Federal doesn’t use SavvyMoney Credit Score to make loan decisions, why do we offer it?
SavvyMoney Credit Score can help you manage your credit so when it comes time to borrow for a big-ticket purchase—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 on your new and existing loans with Mutual 1st.
What if the information provided by SavvyMoney Credit Score appears to be wrong or inaccurate?
The SavvyMoney Credit Score 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 with each 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 SavvyMoney Credit Report. However, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website offers step-by-step instructions on how to contact the bureaus and correct errors.
Will accessing SavvyMoney Credit Score ‘ping’ my credit and potentially lower my credit score?
No. Checking SavvyMoney Credit Score is always a “soft inquiry”, which does not affect your credit score. Typically, lenders use ‘hard inquiries’ to make decisions about your credit worthiness when you apply for loans.
Does SavvyMoney offer credit report monitoring as well?
Yes. After you have enrolled in Credit Score for the first time, SavvyMoney will monitor and send email alerts when there’s been a change to your credit profile. When applicable, you can also find these monitoring alerts within your online or mobile banking account.
How do I change my email address or other personal information?
If you access SavvyMoney program through your online banking, you are all set and no further action is required from you! Your email address will get updated automatically in SavvyMoney when you update it within online or mobile banking. We always encourage you to inform your financial institution of any contact information updates.
Am I able to choose which emails I receive from SavvyMoney?
Yes, you can easily choose when SavvyMoney contacts you. Navigate to the “Resources” tab and then under “Profile Settings” you can choose which email notifications you receive. SavvyMoney sends out three types of emails: Credit Monitoring Alerts, General Messages and Monthly Notices. You will be automatically enrolled in all email communications and can easily unselect the specific email types you wish to not receive.
Can people use SavvyMoney on mobile devices?
Yes, SavvyMoney Credit Score and all other features are available on mobile and tablet devices and is integrated within our mobile banking app.