"Credit score" is the generic term, like "facial tissue."
FICO is the specific brand name, like Kleenex.
And as cheddar said, FICO's are the ones that get used. The rest are what we call FAKO's, wonderfully misleading and confusing.
Whoa-my-fico... I like that! Hope that was a good "whoa."
* Credit is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master. * Who's the boss --you or your credit? FICO's: EQ 781 - TU 793 - EX 779 (from PSECU) - Done credit hunting; having fun with credit gardening. - EQ 590 on 5/14/2007