Please note: Our
San Francisco branch is temporarily closed due to flooding. We apologize for
any inconvenience. The SF branch ATM remains operational. You may also visit
our closest branch in Palo Alto at 490 California Ave. or do your banking
through Tech CU’s Virtual Branch by clicking on the "Make an Appointment" button below. Tech CU’s Online Banking and Mobile Banking app are also
available and all our ATMs are operational. If you have any questions, please
don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (800) 553-0880.
The FICO score is calculated in a mathematical equation based solely on information in your credit file maintained by the credit reporting agencies. This mathematical formula was devised by Fair, Isaac and Company – hence the name, FICO. While a credit report is your detailed financial history, the FICO score, like a snapshot, represents your creditworthiness as a number at any given time.
FICO scores range from 300 to 850; a higher score indicates a lower credit risk. Although knowing your actual score can help you make realistic financial decisions, it is more important to understand the key factors affecting your score. The FICO score evaluates five main categories of information:
Since your credit score is a crucial factor in determining the amount, rate and terms you qualify for, it’s advised that you check your credit report periodically for accuracy.
You can order a credit report or find out more about credit scores by contacting any of the three main credit reporting agencies:Equifax (1-800-525-6285), Experian (1-888-397-3742) TransUnion (1-800-680-7289). Ordering your credit report directly from these agencies does not affect your credit score.