As much as we like to talk about how bad credit can happen to anyone, the truth of it is that for the most part bad credit happens to people who are already poor.
If you stop for a second and think about all the ways in which poor people are taken advantage of, from everything to high interest rates to those scam payday loan places, you start to realize that the deck is truly stacked against those who arent making near six figures a year.
So it isnt much of a surprise that insurance companies raise their rates based not on the individuals driving record, but their credit history. This is perfectly absurd. A person could have a spotless driving record with no tickets or accidents, yet will still pay astronomical rates if he happens to have come into money troubles.
This is profoundly unfair. A persons insurance rates should be based on his or her performance behind the wheel above every other factor.
Read this article from Kansas City for more information.