Based in Washington D.C., WalletHub is owned by Evolution Finance, Inc. The company was the first ever to offer free credit scores and full credit reports that are updated on a daily basis. The WalletHub founder, Odysseas Papadimitriou, has more than 15 years of experience in the personal finance industry and is a highly sought after personal finance expert whose views are regularly quoted by leading publications.
Owned by Experian, one of the three major credit bureaus, CreditScore.com brings a lot to the table, including FICO scores, a well-designed website and mobile app, and strong educational resources. However, the company does not offer triple-bureau monitoring or scores and only refreshes reports once a month. We advise customers to make sure they know what they're signing up for before enrolling at CreditScore.com.
Quizzle offers a number of credit monitoring services, including free access to your Equifax credit report updated quarterly and debt-to-income reporting. However, the company only offers single-bureau credit reports and does not provide FICO scores.
WisePiggy was founded in 1999 and is an online personal finance company based in San Mateo, California. The company offers a quick and easy way to monitor how your money is working for you. The company also provides a secure method of financial monitoring, including a free credit score and a custom action plan to help you improve that score and find bigger savings opportunities.
Mint.com is owned and operated by Intuit, placing it in the same family of companies as TurboTax and QuickBooks. In addition to its well-known personal finance tools, Mint offers Mint Credit Score, a basic free credit monitoring service, along with the more robust Mint Credit Monitor, which costs $16.99 per month. This review dives into Mint's credit monitoring services to see how the company stacks up to the competition.
TransUnion, which is one of the three major credit unions, offers credit monitoring services that include identity theft protection, unlimited refreshes, and a sleek mobile app. However, the company only offers single-bureau reporting and uses the VantageScore credit scoring model.
GoFreeCredit.com is a 'white-labeled' credit monitor, which means its just a reseller of someone else's service. In this case, GoFreeCredit.com is a white-labeled version of TransUnion Credit Monitoring, which we've reviewed here. Generally speaking, we advise going directly to the source to obtain products and services rather than through affiliates like GoFreeCredit.com, but as always, we encourage users to do their own research.