I pulled my TU expecting it to take a hit from the two new cards being added. But was pleasantly surprised to see the it had gone up 15 points. What would make that happen? One card was a Best Buy store card (370/3600) and the other was a Amex gold. Does having the Amex charge card help scoring? Also just to let any one know that gets a Best Buy card ask for cli on activation. They only gave me 600 more but i will take it. Thanks
I just picked up 43k in 3 new credit cards. It would be sweet if that happens to me too.
You may see a FICO increase when new cards begin to report if you:
1) Have a very low number of reporting revolving TL's (up to three or so), or
2) Carry revolving balances and thereby reduce your UTIL %.
Thanks... My utilization went from 9% down to 8%. Is that what did it a 1% change gave me 15 points?
That's part of the 15 points, but maybe not all. The rest could have been achieved by things aging.
Do you have any derog's on your CBR's?