What’s your Experian Credit Score? We wanted to see if there were any significant differences in the average Experian Credit Score in different UK cities – from a variety of locations.
The Experian Credit Score runs from 0-999, and usually a higher score means you’re seen as lower risk, which means you could be more likely to get a credit card, a loan or a mortgage, and at better rates too.
You may have seen some of our posters beside major roads, or if you’re in London, on tube platforms. If you have, I hope you saw your local area listed!
We looked at the average Experian Credit Score in ten of the largest local authority areas outside of London, based on Experian customers who joined between January and September 2016.
Edinburgh came out top, with an average score of 807, followed by Bristol on 780. Cardiff was next up with 737, closely followed by both Leeds and Glasgow with 735.
Manchester’s average Experian Credit Score was 721, while Birmingham’s was 719 and Liverpool 716, and finally Swansea had 707 and Bradford 706.
For comparison, we found that the UK average Experian Credit Score was 757*. Interestingly, London itself had an average Experian Credit Score of 780.**
What is the Experian Credit Score, and why is it useful?
It can be a useful thing to know when you are thinking of applying for credit – like a loan, credit card, mortgage, car finance…even a mobile phone contract.
Lenders will use your credit report information, combined with the other information you put on your credit application form, past information lenders already have plus any criteria of their own, to decide if they’d like to give you credit.
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*Average Experian Credit Score is based on Experian customers who joined between January-September 2016 living within listed Local Authority Areas. scores correct as of 10 October 2016.
**Average Experian Credit Score is based on Experian customers who joined between January-September 2016 living within Greater London Local Authority Areas. Scores correct as of 5 September 2016.
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