This article was released on March 14th in regards to the new credit scoring system they are putting in place.

CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTING COMPANIES INTRODUCE VantageScore(sm)
New Credit Scoring System to Benefit Consumers and Credit Grantors

Atlanta, Chicago and Costa Mesa, CA -- March 14, 2006 -- The nation's three consumer credit reporting companies - Equifax, Experian and TransUnion - today jointly announced the introduction of a new credit score designed to simplify and enhance the credit process for both consumers and credit grantors.


VantageScore(sm) is a direct result of market demand for a more consistent and objective approach to credit scoring methodology across all three national credit reporting companies. This approach is unprecedented in the marketplace.

 

The new VantageScore leverages the collective experience of the industry's leading experts on credit data, scoring and analytics. Under the new scoring system, credit score variance between credit reporting companies will be attributed to data differences within each of the three consumer credit files and not to the structure of the scoring model or data interpretation.

By combining cutting-edge, patent-pending analytic techniques with a highly intuitive scale for scoring, VantageScore will provide consumers and businesses with a highly predictive, consistent score that is easy to understand and apply. VantageScore uses score ranges from 501 to 990.

VantageScore is being independently marketed and sold separately through each of the three national credit reporting companies via licensing agreements with VantageScore Solutions, LLC. VantageScore is commercially available beginning today.

The full story can be read here:
http://www.equifax.com/corp/pressroom/pressreleases/2006/2006_03_14.shtml

To find out more information on your credit score you can visit any of these sites:

Equifax:
http://www.equifax.com

Transunion:
http://www.transunion.com

Experian:
http://www.experian.com