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Does checking my fico through this website hurt my credit?

Does checking my fico through this website hurt my credit? I plan on getting the FICO standard, but don't want something to appear on my record. Does anything? And if it does, does it influence my score negatively? (With any of the major credit report agencies?)
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Re: Does checking my fico through this website hurt my credit?

Hi Giles...and welcome to the forums.

 

No, checking your own credit does not affect FICO scoring. I believe when we check our own credit, it is shown as what is called a "soft pull" by whichever vendor we use on our credit reports. Our creditors don't see those inquiries.

 

The inquiries that creditors do see are the inquiries called "hard pulls" which we get when we apply for credit and the potential creditor pulls our credit report. Those types of inquiries can cause you a minor FICO ding, but they are necessary to get new credit. You just want to use them selectively and wisely.

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