WalletHub Credit Reporting Review


Rating: 8.3 / 10 (Excellent)
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Washington DC-based WalletHub is a free financial services website owned by Evolution Finance, Inc. The company provides daily free credit scores and reports as well as credit building tools and advice. WalletHub's products feature personalized alerts and 24/7 credit monitoring. Since the services are free, WalletHub generates revenue by partnering with the credit card companies featured on its site.

How is WalletHub rated?

Breakdown

8/10
Credit Score & Reports
9/10
Monitoring & Tools
8/10
Plans and Pricing
8/10
Reputation & Support

Overall Rating: 8.3 / 10 (Excellent)

WalletHub is one of the better free credit reporting applications. The main differentiator here is the daily credit score and credit report. As far as we know, no other free credit reporting service does this. The company also does a really good job showing you in a clear, personalized, and easy to understand way exactly what factors are contributing to your credit score. However, when compared to applications like Mint which get into the minute transaction details of all your accounts, WalletHub is more general and big picture. Be that as it may, the company has an excellent reputation among users and its real time email, text, and mobile app alerts are particularly handy.

Credit Score & Reports

Credit Score & Reports - 8 / 10

WalletHub is the only online credit reporting service we are aware of that allows you to monitor changes to your score and report on a daily basis for free. Most services, especially free services, will update you monthly or quarterly. This is of particular interest to customers wanting to break down how their activities affect their credit in the most minute detail. WalletHub provides you with your TransUnion report, so if you want to monitor your Experian and Equifax score you'll have to look elsewhere. Additionally, as with so many online credit services, WalletHub uses the VantageScore model, not the official FICO score. Although many lenders are increasingly taking the VantageScore into account, the vast majority still use the official FICO score. This is why patrons of websites like WalletHub and Credit Karma are often surprised to discover the score they got from said website does not match the score used by whichever financial institution they are dealing with to get a loan, buy a car, etc.

Credit Bureaus Covered

Equifax
Experian
TransUnion
Access to Credit Scores
Yes
Access to Credit Reports
Yes

Monitoring & Tools

Monitoring & Tools - 9 / 10

WalletHub is a great, free tool for monitoring your credit report and credit score, and learning about personal finance overall. The company's credit analysis feature is a great way for customers to learn exactly what they need to do to improve their credit score. However, you will not have the ability to see what's happening within individual accounts. WalletHub also does not offer anything in the way of identity theft protection or dispute resolution, but this is common for free services. Finally, WalletHub's alerts are excellent for a free service, as they will notify you immediately of any change to your report via whichever method you select.
Credit Tools
Credit Analysis Calculator
Credit Change Alerts
Historical Score Tracking

WalletHub Plans & Pricing

Plans and Pricing - 8 / 10

WalletHub is a totally free service. You will not need to provide any payment information and the credit inquiries will not affect your score. However, as with similar sites, by signing up you agree that information on your creditworthiness will be passed on to WalletHub's advertisers. You will be offered financial products customized to your credit score and report. If you sign up for one of these products, WalletHub then gets paid.
Free Report Offered?
Yes

WalletHub Reputation & Support

Reputation & Support - 8 / 10

Although WalletHub has an A grade with the BBB, this is only based on one review. The company, however, has a generally favorable reputation across other review sites and a solid Trustpilot score. Since WalletHub is a genuinely free service (they ask for no credit card or for you to purchase anything) you can never be charged monthly or yearly subscription fees without your consent, a common scam with "free credit report" websites. Customers who praise WalletHub cite the free daily score, free online tools, and handy alerts through text, email, and mobile app.
Mobile App
Yes
Alert Methods
Text
Email
Mobile App

Customer Feedback

BBB Rating
A
Number of BBB Negative Reviews
1
Trust Pilot Rating
8.4 out of 10
Date Collected
2017-12-27

Contact & Additional Company Information

Year Founded
2015
Homepage URL
Headquarters Address
818 18th Street, Washington DC, 20006

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