The change would have a huge impact on the roughly 20% of Americans who report having medical debt.
Credit Karma started trending on Twitter when users realized their free credit scores aren't what lenders actually see.
That $600 payment may not go very far, but it's enough to boost your credit score if you follow these steps.
Despite financial challenges from the coronavirus pandemic, average credit scores actually went up in 2020.
Lots of other countries use credit scores, although each one does it a bit differently.
Step 1: Talk to your lender ASAP.
Credit limits are also being slashed as new credit card accounts fell by 65% during the pandemic.
An error by one student loan servicer caused borrowers' credit scores to drop.
Plus, what happens to your FICO score if you take out a loan, pay down your balance and more.
The hidden ratings can affect the level of customer service you receive.