How to Check a Client's Credit Score

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Checking clients' credit score can be done using either their social security number for an individual's credit score or their EIN number for a business's credit score. Find out if a client is paying bills on time with advice from a registered financial consultant in this free video on money management.

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This is financial advisor Patrick Munro and how to check a client's credit score. It's an important factor for many business people to consider. If you're going to check a credit score of a client, you must have their social security number. Or, if they're a business client you must have their EIN number for their business. And in that case you would be checking their Dun & Bradstreet, which is the business reporting credit bureau. Otherwise you'd be checking the three major agencies for the consumer side, which is Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. In that case you need a social security number. This is a great way to find out if your client is credit worthy and if the client is paying their bills on time and if they are responsible as a general client. In order for you to access these credit bureaus though, as a business person, you have to pay a fee to the reporting agency for each report or an annual fee if you choose. If you're a high volume user. This is Patrick Munro, financial advisor talking about how to check a client's credit score.


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