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Any Insurance Personal Lines People out there?

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Any Insurance Personal Lines People out there?

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??
Mortgage Lenders Mid-Score 778 I AM A HOMEOWNER!!!!! 30 Year 5% Fixed Rate, closed on 3/18/09
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Senior Contributor

Re: Any Insurance Personal Lines People out there?

Hi mel. I can say from experience over this past year, that the inquiries that the insurance companies pull does not show up on your EXP, TU, or EQ CR's.

I shopped for both homeowner's insurance and auto insurance this past year, and have seen nothing show up.

Hope that helps.
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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.
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Re: Any Insurance Personal Lines People out there?

Insurance shows as a soft hit only on the credit report.............
TransUnion 679 Equifax 665 Experian 688 Fico 09-07-09
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