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Credit Score Changes for 2017

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Credit Score Changes for 2017

Hi all,

 

I found this article On Yahoo finance today

 

 

         .As part of its National Consumer Assistance Plan (the result of a settlement brokered with 31 state attorneys general back in 2015), Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are planning to significantly reduce the amount of tax-lien and civil-judgment information found in consumer credit files.

Details have yet to be finalized, but "there will be less of that type of data in credit reports moving forward," Stuart K. Pratt, president and CEO of the Consumer Data Industry Association, a trade association that represents the credit bureaus, confirmed to Credit.com. Testing is currently underway and a final plan regarding the information is expected to be implemented in July 2017.

 

If you go on Yahoo finace there is a lot more on the info.

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Credit Bureaus to reduce number of Public Records reported.

Here is a article on some upcoming changes.

 

 

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/biggest-change-credit-reports-years-113026540.html



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So if I read correctly, it only effects the latest versions of the scores the CRA's create themselves?  So this won't effect anybody's FICO, only the Vantage scores?

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Dalmus wrote:

So if I read correctly, it only effects the latest versions of the scores the CRA's create themselves?  So this won't effect anybody's FICO, only the Vantage scores?


What I read is that this will eliminate data from the report itself, regardless of scoring model.  So in theory that should improve things across ALL scoring models - Fico, Vantage, whatever

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TygerHawke wrote:

Dalmus wrote:

So if I read correctly, it only effects the latest versions of the scores the CRA's create themselves?  So this won't effect anybody's FICO, only the Vantage scores?


What I read is that this will eliminate data from the report itself, regardless of scoring model.  So in theory that should improve things across ALL scoring models - Fico, Vantage, whatever


It will potentially help those who have dirty files with tax liens holding their score down. A tax lien, if your file is otherwise clean, can be holding down score to the tune of 70 to 100 points. For those with clean files it has no scoring benefit. 

Fico 8: .......EQ 850 TU 850 EX 850 (3/2017)
Fico 9: .......EQ 850 TU 850 EX 850 (3/2017)
Fico 4 .....:. EQ 804 TU 823 EX 830 (3/2017) EX Fico 98: 839 (3/2017)
VS 3.0:...... EQ 832 TU 832 EX 832 (3/2017)
Fico 8 BC:. EQ 887 TU 899 EX 900 (3/2017)
CBIS: ........EQ LN Auto 940 EQ LN Home 870 TU Auto 902 TU Home 950 (4/2017)
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TygerHawke wrote:

Found it

 

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/biggest-change-credit-reports-years-113026540.html


I have some trouble taking an article like this seriously... when they manage to quote VantageScore changes, and talk about how that impacts FHA/VA/Conventional mortgages...  With specific numbers in each case.  It is absolutely meaningless to talk about 33.1% of consumers with a VantageScore of 601-620 bumping to 620-640, and because of that, qualifying for a mortgage. Pure drivel.

 

While these changes will certainly improve both VantageScore and FICO scoring for some people, the discussion of specific absolute numbers in that article is nonsense.

 

Also, not sure how much of a positive impact this will have anyway.  For mortgages, liens/judgements will get dug up anyway, even if they don't directly impact scores.  For other loans, I just see this change boosting the business of the smaller CRAs, as lenders seek out the information removed from the big three. (NCAP is just EX/EQ/TU, right?)

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I read the same article as well. I called Transunion and they confirmed that it is legit. The agent told me that they are still working on implementing its quidelines and that they will contact me when the tax liens are removed from my file. This is likely part of the reason Experian no longer uses private vendors to "verify" public record information. Experian permanately deleted my tax liens from their files earlier this year after the agent explained that they can no longer "verify" them. The Experian rep even made light of the verification process since anyone can look up the information that private vendors supposedly "verifiy."

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Thank you so much for posting.   I was googling more info and found this letter, it's interesting:

 

http://www.thenewspaper.com/rlc/docs/2016/creditletter.pdf

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