Are there any car insurance companies that ignore credit reports?

July 3, 2017 · Posted in FAQ 
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Trombone asked:

I have recently fallen into hard credit rating times due to a recently failed business of mine. I need to shop around for new car insurance and other than the bad credit would normally get a great rate (no tickets, accidents, 30+, decent salary). I’ve heard mention of certain car insurance companies that will not pull your credit rating. Know of any?

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7 Responses to “Are there any car insurance companies that ignore credit reports?”

  1. it's only me on August 28th, 2009 1:22 pm

    It depends on your state. I live in WA and I believe that all companies order the score. Sometimes even with the bad score the rate isn’t so bad if you have a good driving record.I would try them all just to see. You have a bad score already, what do you have to lose? Good luck.

  2. Ken D on August 30th, 2009 9:55 am

    Insurance will only do a credit check if you are applying to pay by instalments, if you are paying in one go it does not matter what credit rating you have.

  3. mbrcatz on August 31st, 2009 8:07 pm

    If you live in CA or MA, credit score isn’t used.

    If you want a company like Leader Infinity to skip the credit score, they assume you have the lowest credit score, and you get the highest rates.

    In other words, skipping the score is NEVER going to give you a better rate than a score – as you’ll always get assigned the worst rate. So it’s kinda pointless.

  4. Julie R -Insurance Agent on September 3rd, 2009 2:07 pm

    There is a company based in Texas and California that underwrites 47 states.

    They do not run a credit report. I like there saying “What does credit have to do with driving? Nothing!”

    I put there contact info below.

  5. April H on September 5th, 2009 10:50 pm

    It varies from state to state. In California it is illegal for an insurance company to run credit.

    I know of only one company that does not run a credit report nationwide. They do not even ask for your ss#.

  6. Nick on September 6th, 2009 3:15 pm

    It depends on where you live and the companies all have different criteria for determining your rates. The best thing to do is just shop around and find a company that fits in your budget with the coverage you need.

    To get car insurance quotes from all the major providers all you need is your zip code and this link.

  7. Joy S on September 10th, 2009 1:58 am

    I agree with April.

    I have listed a company below that does not run a credit check.

    Good Luck :)

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