Experian announced Monday that it will begin offering FICO credit scores through its direct-to-consumer products.

The FICO scores are being added as a companion offering to Experian's timelines, reports and identity fraud assistance, the Costa Mesa, Calif.-based credit bureau announced.

FICO scores are used in 90% of credit decisions, Experian said in the release.

"FICO Scores are used by lenders more than any other credit score, and we now offer them to our members as a complement to the Experian credit reports and other credit resources that are part of our consumer products," Guy Abramo, president of Experian consumer services, said.

FICO recently started using a new scoring model that changes the way medical debt is weighted and no longer factors in overdue payments that have since been made. 


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