02-06-2009 12:07 AM
I was trying to find some information to what my interest rate on my card should be, based on FICO score at Experian of 702. Anyone have any idea where I can find this information, or does someone know it by chance? I'd love to lower my APR if possible
02-06-2009 01:13 AM
02-06-2009 01:17 AM
Clean credit profile. I've held this card for a year with no late payments. No late payments on any cards. My total credit combined is about $6400. I have a student loan for $2600. My credit to debt is around 50%. It will drop once I get paid because I'll be paying my other card off. No checks in over a year.
Hope this helps.
02-06-2009 07:21 AM
here are the national averages
02-06-2009 09:48 AM
also, the suze orman fico kit available for purchase at myfico offers an evaluation of your APR's based on your current scores, etc. i was happy to find that according to the suze kit, i am currenty receiving fair rates from all lenders. apparently if it is determined that you are not receiving fair rates, advice for lowering aprs is offered.
in general i'd say explore with your lender if there is a lower rate available by calling cs or back doors, lower rates always seem more fair though you can try to determine what it is fair even while you request reductions.
for me, reductions have been granted incrementally, like cli's so be patient but persistent and check back with lenders periodically (about every 6 months or so) if you feel strongly that your rates are too high and you may carry balances. otherwise, with the recession underfoot, you may not want to ruffle feathers if you aren't paying interest anyway, at least until things cool down a bit.
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