Business credit scores are important components in financial management for small businesses, enabling them to secure financing, obtain credit cards, and access trade credit at large suppliers. But credit scores remain underused and misunderstood by business owners, with only 38% aware of their current score. This perception gap means entrepreneurs are navigating financial waters with a blind spot regarding how their business behaviors influence credit availability and terms, potentially restricting their growth and access to capital.
This is a clarion call for banks to step into an advisory role. Financial institutions that bridge this knowledge gap can transform the borrowing experience and guide business owners to improve creditworthiness and broader financial opportunities. Banks that integrate credit monitoring and education within their authenticated online and mobile platforms can position themselves as strategic partners, crucial in deepening relationships and advancing the financial acumen and success of small-business clients.
Bank of America, Dun & Bradstreet, Experian, Equifax, FICO, TransUnion, VantageScore
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