Do you have a Paydex Score?

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Do you have a Paydex Score?

Published By Credit Suite at October 30, 2015

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You probably have personal credit scores established, and you are probably familiar with your scores at Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union.

But do you have a Paydex business credit score yet?

The main credit score used in the business world is known as a Paydex score provided by Dun and Bradstreet.

This number assess a business’s lending risk much the same as a consumer credit score reflects a consumer’s individual credit risk.

The exact definition from Dunn & Bradstreet, or D&B is: The D&B PAYDEX® Score is D&B’s unique dollar-weighted numerical indicator of how a firm paid its bills over the past year, based on trade experiences reported to D&B by various vendors.

There are many BIG differences from a business Paydex credit score and an individual FICO credit score.

Consumer FICO credit scores range from 350-850.  The Paydex Score ranges from 0-100 with 100 being the highest score you can obtain.

Having a Paydex business score of 80 or higher is very good, as scores below 70 are very bad.

Individual credit scores are calculated based on a number of factors.  The Paydex score  is calculated based on only one single factor; whether a business makes prompt payments to its suppliers and creditors within the agreed upon terms of payment.

For example, prompt payments will produce a Paydex score of 80.  A 70 score reflects paying 15 days behind, 60 score is 22 days behind, a 30 score reflects paying 90 days behind, and a 20 Paydex reflects paying bills 120 days late.

If you own a business, your Paydex score is essential in establishing new credit and continuing to build credit limits exceeding $100,000.

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