Mississippi has the lowest average credit score at 681. The rest of the top 10 states with the highest average credit score are: Vermont (736), Wisconsin (735), New Hampshire (734), Washington (734), North Dakota (733), South Dakota (733), Massachusetts (732), Nebraska (731), and Oregon (731).
1. Mississippi—662. Mississippi has had the lowest credit score in America since July 2020.
Illinois, which still has the lowest credit rating of all U.S. states, has long paid among the highest penalties to borrow in the $4 trillion muni-bond market. That's partly due to its long-standing financial problems, such as $141 billion of unfunded pension liabilities.
A conventional loan requires a credit score of at least 620, but it's ideal to have a score of 740 or above, which could allow you to make a lower down payment, get a more attractive interest rate and save on private mortgage insurance.
S&P Global Ratings on Friday upgraded its Illinois bond rating — with the state now boasting upgrades from all three Wall Street credit rating agencies. S&P Global upgraded the state's rating on its general obligation bonds to BBB+ from BBB. The agency also upgraded Build Illinois sales tax bonds to A- from BBB+.
First of all, a 900 credit score isn't really possible. And just 1% of the population can achieve a credit score of 850, so there's a certain point where trying to get the highest possible credit score isn't realistic at all. Only a few credit score models have a credit score limit of 900 as is.
Highlights: Credit scores are three-digit numbers that show an important piece of your financial history. Credit scores help lenders decide whether to grant you credit. The average credit score in the United States is 698, based on VantageScore® data from February 2021.
A FICO® Score of 670 falls within a span of scores, from 670 to 739, that are categorized as Good. The average U.S. FICO® Score, 711, falls within the Good range.
FICO considers a credit score to be poor if it falls below 580. According to FICO, a person with a FICO score in that range is viewed as a credit risk.
A 714 FICO® Score is Good, but by raising your score into the Very Good range, you could qualify for lower interest rates and better borrowing terms. A great way to get started is to get your free credit report from Experian and check your credit score to find out the specific factors that impact your score the most.
Moody's Investors Service raised Illinois' rating on April 21 this year after giving the state its first upgrade in 20 years in July 2021. S&P's Friday upgrade came after it previously raised Illinois' rating one week after Moody's did in July 2021.
Junk bonds have a lower credit rating than investment-grade bonds, and therefore have to offer higher interest rates to attract investors. Junk bonds are generally rated BB[+] or lower by Standard & Poor's and Ba or lower by Moody's. The rating indicates the likelihood that the bond issuer will default on the debt.
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the recent upgrade of various credit ratings for New York State by Moody's Investors Service, including the upgrade of New York's issuer rating and ratings on general obligation, personal income tax revenue and sales tax revenue bonds, to Aa1 from Aa2.
It follows last month's decision by Moody's Investor Services to move New Jersey's credit rating from A3 to A2. That was the first overall upgrade the state had received since 2005, and the first from Moody's in more than 45 years.
In the fiscal year of 2021, California's state debt stood at about 143.73 billion U.S. dollars. By the fiscal year of 2027, this is expected to increase to about 188.54 billion U.S. dollars.
The credit scores and reports you see on Credit Karma should accurately reflect your credit information as reported by those bureaus. This means a couple of things: The scores we provide are actual credit scores pulled from two of the major consumer credit bureaus, not just estimates of your credit rating.
To purchase a $300K house, you may need to make between $50,000 and $74,500 a year. This is a rule of thumb, and the specific salary will vary depending on your credit score, debt-to-income ratio, the type of home loan, loan term, and mortgage rate.