What to Know About Employment and Your Credit

It's well-known that your credit health can affect your ability to get a loan or a credit card, but you may be surprised to learn it could affect your job prospects as well. Federal law allows current and prospective employers to view a modified version of your credit report for employment purposes. That can include during the initial hiring process and prior to promotions.

Employers can't view your credit score, but they can see credit data that's informative of your ability to manage money and responsibility. According to the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), 31% of employers will run a credit or financial check on at least some candidates for employment.

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