I have better credit scores than I originally thought (681 Trans - pulled today, 725 Equifax - pulled 3/8/13). One of the biggest items bringing my scores down is the lack of revolving credit history. I have no credit cards, never have.
Every site I've used suggests at least having a credit card in order to improve my score/have better success acquiring a mortgage in a few years.
I applied for a Best Buy card and received a declined notice in the mail. They claim their pull on 3/10/13 resulted in a 323 score from Transunion.
Do you think they just looked up the incorrect SSN? I'm not sure what to do - I'm hesitate to apply for any additional cards if there's no chance of approval.
Both scores referenced above were pulled here, on MyFico.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Great to know! Freaked my out for a second.
Any good major CC's I can open that utilized Experian as a benchmark?
It's kind of BS that they're utilize 'internal scores. How am I supposed to keep tabs on that?
Probably some kind of credit card enhanced FICO they use internally. Probably won't get a major with no CC history but you could look into a Cap One for Newcomers or use a local credit union.
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