Now you can check your credit score daily.
Securely check your credit score at any time when you log into your Mobile App or Online Banking.
You can even see how factors like credit inquiries affect your score with our credit monitoring functionality. Best of all, there's no hard pull on your credit, so you can check your score as often as you'd like. Credit Sense is free for all TrailNorth members. We'll also provide you with tips on improving your score and send you special offers!
To activate and use this free service, click My Credit in the Mobile app mobile or online banking. If you are not already utilizing our Online Banking or Mobile App, click here to learn more.
How do you access this new feature?
- Mobile App: Access this feature either in the "Accounts" screen or the "More" menu.
- Online Banking: Log in to Online Banking and look for the box to the right of your Accounts called "My Credit Score".
FAQ - Credit Sense
Credit Sense is a comprehensive Credit Score program offered by TrailNorth, that helps you stay on top of your credit. You get your latest credit score and report, an understanding of key factors that impact the score, and can see the most up-to-date offers that can help reduce your interest costs. With this program, you always know where you stand with your credit and how TrailNorth can help save you money.
Credit Score also monitors your credit report daily and informs you by email if there are any big changes detected such as a new account being opened, a change in address or employment, a delinquency has been reported or an injury has been made. Monitoring helps users keep an eye out for identity theft.
Credit Sense Credit Report provides you all the information you would find on your credit file including a list of open loans, accounts, and credit inquiries. You will also be able to see details on your payment history, credit utilization, and public records that show up on your account. Like Credit Score, when you check your credit file, there will be no impact on your score.
No. Credit Sense is entirely free and no credit card information is required to register.
As long as you are a regular online banking and mobile user, your credit score will be updated every month and displayed in your online banking screen or mobile app. You can click “refresh score” as frequently as every day by navigating to the detailed Credit Sense site from within online banking or the mobile app.
Credit Sense pulls your credit profile from TransUnion, one of the three major credit reporting bureaus, and uses VantageScore 3.0, a credit scoring model developed collaboratively by the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. This model seeks to make score information more uniform between the three bureaus to provide consumers a better picture of their credit health.
There are three major credit-reporting bureaus—Equifax, Experian and Transunion—and two scoring models—FICO or VantageScore—that determine credit scores. Financial institutions use different bureaus, as well as their own scoring models. Over 200 factors of a credit report may be taken into account when calculating a score and each model may weigh credit factors differently, so no scoring model is completely identical. No matter what credit bureau or credit scoring model is used, consumers do fall into specific credit ranges: Excellent 781–850, Good 661-780, Fair 601-660, Unfavorable 501-600, Bad Below 500.
No, TrailNorth uses its own lending criteria for making loans.
No, Credit Sense is a free service to help you understand your credit health, how you make improvements in your score, and ways you can save money on your loans with TrailNorth.
Credit Sense uses bank-level encryption and security measures to keep your data safe and secure. Your personal information is never shared with or sold to a third party.
Credit Sense can help you manage your credit so when it comes time to borrow for a big-ticket purchase—like buying a home, car, or paying for college—you have a clear picture of your credit health and can qualify for the lowest possible interest rate. You’ll also see offers on how you can save money on your new and existing loans with TrailNorth.
Credit Sense makes its best effort to show you the most relevant information from your credit report. If you think that some of the information is wrong or inaccurate, we encourage you to take advantage of obtaining free credit reports from www.annualcreditreport.com, and then pursuing with each bureau individually. Each bureau has its own process for correcting inaccurate information but every user can “File a Dispute” by clicking on the “Dispute” link within their Credit Sense Credit Report. However, The Federal Trade Commission website offers step-by-step instructions on how to contact the bureaus and correct errors.
Based on your Credit Sense information, you may receive TrailNorth offers on products that may be of interest to you. In most cases, these offers may have lower interest rates than the products you already have. The educational articles, written by Jean Chatzky and the Credit Sense team, are designed to provide helpful tips on how you can manage credit and debt wisely.
No. Checking Credit Sense is a “soft inquiry”, which does not affect your credit score. Lenders use ‘hard inquiries’ to make decisions about your creditworthiness when you apply for loans.
Yes. Credit Sense will monitor and send email alerts when there’s been a change to your credit profile.
If you access the Credit Sense program through your online banking, you have to do nothing! Your email address will get updated automatically in Credit Sense when you update it in online banking. However, we always encourage you to inform your financial institution of any contact information updates.
Yes, Credit Sense is available for both mobile and tablet devices and is integrated inside our mobile application.