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Take this quiz to test your knowledge about credit reports. It will reveal beneficial information. Do you keep track of your payment history? Do you know about the credit bureau? What does a clear point use to access reports? Do you keep track of your payment history? Anyone who is smart will take this quiz to become even smarter. Take the test to see what you know and what you need to know about credit reports!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The credit report is important because it provides a snapshot of the clients financial situation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The credit report is important because it provides a snapshot of the client's financial situation. This means that it contains information about the client's credit history, including their payment history, outstanding debts, and any delinquencies or bankruptcies. By reviewing the credit report, lenders and financial institutions can assess the client's creditworthiness and make informed decisions about lending money or extending credit. It also helps individuals to monitor their own financial health and identify any errors or fraudulent activity on their credit accounts.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is not calculated as part of the credit score:

    • A.

      Payment History

    • B.

      Type of credit used

    • C.

      Types of purchases

    • D.

      Amounts owed

    • E.

      Length of history

    • F.

      New Credit

    Correct Answer
    C. Types of purchases
    Explanation
    The credit score is a numerical representation of an individual's creditworthiness. It is used by lenders to assess the risk of lending money to a person. The factors that are typically considered when calculating a credit score include payment history, types of credit used, amounts owed, length of credit history, and new credit. However, the types of purchases made by an individual are not directly calculated as part of the credit score. This means that the specific items or services purchased do not impact the credit score, but rather the overall credit management and repayment behavior.

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  • 3. 

    When notating the credit bureau authorization, only one note needs to be input for a file that has an applicant and co-applicant.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When notating the credit bureau authorization, separate notes should be input for a file that has an applicant and a co-applicant. This is because each individual may have different information or circumstances that need to be recorded. By inputting separate notes, the credit bureau authorization can accurately reflect the details and actions taken for each individual involved in the application process.

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  • 4. 

    ClearPoint uses which credit bureau to access credit reports:

    • A.

      Equifax

    • B.

      Experian

    • C.

      TransUnion

    • D.

      CoreScore

    Correct Answer
    A. Equifax
    Explanation
    ClearPoint uses Equifax as the credit bureau to access credit reports. Equifax is one of the three major credit bureaus in the United States, along with Experian and TransUnion. These credit bureaus collect and maintain credit information on individuals and businesses, which is used by lenders and other entities to assess creditworthiness and make lending decisions. ClearPoint, as a credit counseling agency, would likely rely on Equifax's credit reports to provide accurate and up-to-date information to their clients regarding their credit history and standing.

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  • 5. 

    The Beacon score is used to determine the risk involved in extending credit.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Beacon score, also known as the FICO score, is a credit scoring system used by lenders to evaluate the creditworthiness of individuals. It takes into account various factors such as payment history, credit utilization, length of credit history, and types of credit used. By analyzing these factors, the Beacon score helps lenders assess the risk involved in extending credit to an individual. Therefore, the statement that the Beacon score is used to determine the risk involved in extending credit is true.

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  • 6. 

    Which piece of information is not available on a credit report:

    • A.

      Employment History

    • B.

      Liens

    • C.

      Inquiries

    • D.

      Checking account information

    Correct Answer
    D. Checking account information
    Explanation
    Checking account information is not typically included in a credit report. A credit report is a detailed summary of an individual's credit history and financial behavior, which is used by lenders to assess creditworthiness. It includes information such as credit accounts, payment history, outstanding debts, and public records like bankruptcies and liens. However, checking account information, such as the balance, transactions, or account history, is not considered relevant to a person's creditworthiness and is therefore not included in a credit report.

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  • 7. 

    The ECOA indicates who has responsibility for the account.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The ECOA, which stands for the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, is a federal law that prohibits credit discrimination based on factors such as race, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or receipt of public assistance. This law requires lenders to provide equal opportunity for all individuals to obtain credit. Therefore, it is true that the ECOA indicates who has responsibility for the account, as it ensures that lenders cannot discriminate against certain individuals when determining who is responsible for a credit account.

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  • 8. 

    ClearPoint refers clients to access their credit report from which website:

    • A.

      FREECREDITREPORT.COM

    • B.

      CREDIT123.COM

    • C.

      ANNUALCREDITREPORT.COM

    Correct Answer
    C. ANNUALCREDITREPORT.COM
    Explanation
    ClearPoint refers clients to access their credit report from the website ANNUALCREDITREPORT.COM. This website is the only one among the options provided that offers free credit reports to consumers once every 12 months, as mandated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. FreeCreditReport.com and Credit123.com are not known for providing free credit reports, and therefore, are not the correct options.

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  • 9. 

    When ClearPoint pulls a credit report it is considered a hard pull.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    ClearPoint pulling a credit report is not considered a hard pull. A hard pull occurs when a lender or creditor checks an individual's credit report for the purpose of making a lending decision. In this case, ClearPoint is likely pulling a credit report for informational purposes or to provide credit counseling services, which would not be considered a hard pull.

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  • 10. 

    It is mandatory to pull a credit report in order for a client to go through a counseling session.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Pulling a credit report is not mandatory for a client to go through a counseling session. While a credit report may be helpful in assessing a client's financial situation, it is not a requirement for the counseling session itself. The counseling session can still provide valuable guidance and support to the client without the need for a credit report.

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