Want to know what Experian is reporting about your credit history? It's going to be a little more difficult now!
Experian has announced that this action is specific to their consumer business unit, and will not impact their relationship with lenders.
Fair Isaac has received notification from Experian of its decision to terminate the agreement which allows the distribution of Experian-based FICO® scores and reports from www.myFICO.com.
While it is our desire to continue informing consumers of FICO® scores from all three credit bureaus, FICO® scores from Experian will no longer be available to consumers. FICO® scores from Equifax and TransUnion continue to be available.
There are three myFICO® products which will be impacted by this change:
* FICO® Credit Complete: No longer available after February 13th, 2009.
* FICO® Standard: The single Experian FICO® score and report will no longer be available after February 13th, 2009. You will still be able to obtain FICO® scores and reports from Equifax and TransUnion.
* Suze Orman's FICO® Kit: The single Experian FICO® score and report will no longer be available after February 13th, 2009. You will still be able to obtain FICO® scores and reports from Equifax and TransUnion.
It is important to understand that the majority of lenders will continue to use FICO® scores based on Experian data to make creditworthiness decisions, but those FICO® scores based on Experian data will not be available via www.myFICO.com, nor any other public venue.
We sincerely regret any inconvenience this causes to our loyal customer base. For the affected services, we will provide a smooth and thoughtful transition. Please know we are committed to giving clear and continued communications on this issue.
For more details on this change, especially if you currently own any of the three products mentioned above, we have provided a thorough FAQ, which is found on the FICO® Forums page.
Here is a link to the FAQ