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What Is A Credit Rating ?

A credit rating is a published ranking based on detailed financial analysis by a credit bureau. It includes a person or entity's financial history as it relates to its ability to meet debt obligations. The highest or best rating is usually AAA, and the lowest or worst rating is a D. Banks use this information to decide whether to approve a loan or not. A published ranking, based on detailed financial analysis by a credit bureau, of one's financial history, specifically as it relates to one's ability to meet debt obligations. The highest rating is usually AAA, and the lowest is D. Lenders use this information to decide whether to approve a loan

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