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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gmail Users Have Higher Credit Scores than Yahoo Mail Users

Does your email address reveal something about your credit score? According to Credit Karma, an online credit checking service, it might.

The company has taken data from its users and split it up by email address, finding that Yahoo Mail users have the lowest credit scores of all. Bellsouth and Comcast users have the highest credit ratings, while GMail (Gmail) users rank third. MSN, Hotmail and AOL users take 4th, 5th and 6th position respectively.


Assuming the data is accurate (and the sample size is large enough – 20,000 credit scores), the more interesting question is why. Could it be because AOL, MSN and Yahoo email addresses are often linked to IM accounts, where the demographics skew younger? Do those who use their ISP-provided email address skew older? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

[via HN]