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Extremely disappointed

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Extremely disappointed

I did a consolidation loan last month in an effort to gain control of some old, high interest CC's. Best buy, Sears, etc. I did the consolidation through prosper.com.

 

I was hoping that with the elimination of these debts, while also putting my utilization down to 9%, that I would see a dramatic score increase. I have some baddies that are over 4 years old, so I figured that my utilization was in large part keeping my scores down.

 

The result? A meager 10 point score increase. Myfico EQ went from 658 to 668. This included a CC debt reduction of $4,000 and utilization from about 70% down to 9%.

I really don't know what else I can do to increase my scores..............oh well, better up than down. lol

 

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Re: Extremely disappointed

Those baddies will fall off soon. Make sure you don't do any apps and you'll see an increase over a few months


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Re: Extremely disappointed


shasta wrote:

I did a consolidation loan last month in an effort to gain control of some old, high interest CC's. Best buy, Sears, etc. I did the consolidation through prosper.com.

 

I was hoping that with the elimination of these debts, while also putting my utilization down to 9%, that I would see a dramatic score increase. I have some baddies that are over 4 years old, so I figured that my utilization was in large part keeping my scores down.

 

The result? A meager 10 point score increase. Myfico EQ went from 658 to 668. This included a CC debt reduction of $4,000 and utilization from about 70% down to 9%.

I really don't know what else I can do to increase my scores..............oh well, better up than down. lol

 


Hey you went from "Not Good" to "Good" on the FICO scale so thats a good thing!!!

 




EQ FICO 548 3/3/16
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