Available even if you are not an American Express customer. All for free.
We believe everyone should know their credit score and have the tools to understand it better. That's why we're giving you VantageScore® 3.0 by TransUnion, and the key factors that affect your score.
Sign up for MyCredit Guide at no charge to see your detailed TransUnion credit report, updated weekly upon log in, get alerts, and use the credit score simulator.
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Yes, American Express® MyCredit Guide is a free service that allows you to view your VantageScore credit score and TransUnion credit report for free, whether or not you are currently an American Express Card Member. Once you’ve enrolled you can access your free credit score and credit report at any time. MyCredit Guide also provides a Credit Score Simulator and Score Goals to help you build positive credit habits that support a healthy credit score.
No, American Express® MyCredit Guide is a free service that provides your VantageScrore credit score and Transunion credit report, whether you hold an American Express Card or not. If you’re an American Express Card Member, you can access MyCredit Guide by logging into your American Express online account. If you don’t have an American Express Card, you can enroll for a free MyCredit Guide account.
No, checking your credit score or credit report through American Express® MyCredit Guide will not impact or lower your credit score. Only "hard inquiries" of your credit report will have any potential impact against your credit score. Hard inquiries are most often made when you apply for a loan or line of credit, when a creditor or lender wants to review your credit score, credit report, or credit history. Pulling a free credit report or viewing your credit score with MyCredit Guide is a simple way for you to keep an eye on your credit history without triggering a hard inquiry, helping you monitor and correct any issues that might affect your credit report or credit score.
Yes, American Express® MyCredit Guide will work with devices such as smartphones and tablets. You can get all the MyCredit Guide features on your mobile device like: your free VantageScore, your free TransUnion credit report, free alerts regarding changes to your credit report and credit tools including our Score Goals and Credit Score Simulator. You can access American Express MyCredit Guide on a mobile device either through the Amex App, which is free and simple to use, or by visiting MyCredit Guide from Safari, Chrome or another web browser.
American Express® MyCredit Guide shares your free credit score using TransUnion's VantageScore 3.0. Your VantageScore is made up of six key factors: payment history (40%), depth of credit (21%), credit utilization (20%), current open balances (11%), recent credit (5%), and available credit (3%). Your VantageScore moves toward the high score of 850 with good credit behavior (such as making loan payments on time), and your VantageScore provides an indication to lenders and creditors of your creditworthiness, including your ability to pay future bills on time.
No, MyCredit Guide relies on “soft” credit inquires to view your TransUnion credit report. Your credit score will not be affected by any soft inquires on your credit report.
ID Monitoring keeps an eye on your personal information across a range of internet sites. MyCredit Guide will monitor for compromise or exposure of your personal information including First Name, Last Name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Email and Primary Address. If we detect that your information has been exposed or compromised, MyCredit Guide will provide alerts to inform you of the specific accounts exposed, description, and recommendations for actions you can take to help secure your data and identity.
*This score is provided for educational purpose. American Express and other lenders may use different credit scores and other information to make credit decisions.