I had a question regarding Insurance and credit inquiries. I work in Commercial Insurance and was just talking to our Personal Lines Account Manager who said...
She was told by an Underwriter that credit checks for Personal Insurance is not a ding on your credit score because they are not a financial institution. Therefore having your credit checked to see if you are eligible for credits for your insurance does not remove points from your credit score.
Does anyone know for sure if this is correct??
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Re: Any Insurance Personal Lines People out there?
No insurance inquiry should not hurt you. they will (should) show on your report but they are listed under inquirys that only you can see. Since you are shopping for insurance and not applying for credit it should not inpact your score any. I am a personal lines insurance producer so I am asked this question all the time.