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Episode 010 The Jennifer Palozzi Show | with Guest Equifax Expert Eric Poblete

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The One Where We Demystify Credit Scores with Eric Poblete

In this episode, host Jennifer delves into the complexities of credit scores, joining forces with credit expert Eric Poblete from Equifax Canada. With over three decades in sales and thirteen years at Equifax, Eric’s vast experience in the mortgage rental and housing sectors illuminates the inner workings of credit scores, debunking myths and laying out strategies for managing and improving credit health.

The conversation covers Equifax’s role within the financial ecosystem, common misconceptions about credit reports, the importance of maintaining a healthy credit score for better loan terms, and the profound impact of credit habits on long-term financial stability. Additionally, Eric discusses the nuances of hard versus soft inquiries, strategies for credit repair, and Equifax’s commitment to consumer data protection post-2017 U.S. data breach.

The episode aims to empower listeners with knowledge to navigate their credit journeys effectively, emphasizing financial literacy as a cornerstone of Equifax’s mission.

00:00 Welcome & Introduction

04:39 Debunking Common Credit Myths

09:40 How Credit Data is Collected and Reported

13:52 Key Factors Influencing Your Credit Score

17:15 Smart Credit Management Strategies

26:24 Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

30:45 Understanding Hard vs. Soft Credit Inquiries

36:01 Strategies for Improving Your Credit Score

44:18 Future Trends in Credit Reporting and Data Security

47:11 Guiding Teens Towards Responsible Credit Use

54:48 Recap and Final Thoughts on Credit Management

About our Guest:

Eric Poblete is a sales professional with over 30+ years experience working with all vertical markets. In the last 13 years Eric has worked with Equifax Canada with a focus on the mortgage, rental and housing industries. As the Equifax ambassador for the mortgage broker market, he has provided extensive support and education to all the varied stakeholders including brokers, lenders, underwriters, real estate agents, and insurers helping them to understand credit, compliance, financial trends and fraud directly and indirectly related to the mortgage market. 

About Equifax:

At Equifax (NYSE: EFX), we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics, and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping financial institutions, companies, employers, and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. Our unique blend of differentiated data, analytics, and cloud technology drives insights to power decisions to move people forward. Headquartered in Atlanta and supported by nearly 15,000 employees worldwide, Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit

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