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808state
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎05-03-2012

Credit Optics Score??

Can anyone give me more info on a"Creidit optics" score? DW apped for and was denied an Alaska Airlines CC. The letter said her Credit Optics score was 484, range of 1-1000. Her EQ on myFici is 683.

Any input?
Anyone know other banks using this scoring?
TU 722 | EQ 779 | Alaska Airlines Visa 5k | NFCU Cash Rewards Signature Visa 12.5k | Foreclosure in 2006
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crunching_numbers
Posts: 1,093
Registered: ‎02-15-2012

Re: Credit Optics Score??

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The Alaska Airlines card is issued by Bank of America.  I think it is a Signature only card, which might mean qualifying for a $5K CL as well.


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Current Score: 748 TU(12/12), 783 TU98 , 813 TU08 FICO, 744 EQ FICO , 735 EX(9/12), 794 EX08 FICO, 809 EX08 bankcard FICO
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android01
Posts: 1,205
Registered: ‎09-22-2009

Re: Credit Optics Score??

Here you go.

 

http://www.idanalytics.com/solutions/enterprise/credit-risk/ID-analytics-credit-optics/

 

It appears to be an additional layer of scrutiny on top of traditional credit scores and reports.

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808state
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎05-03-2012

Re: Credit Optics Score??

I know it is a BofA card, but I have never heard of the optics score. The sig card is $5k min Cl, but they have lower tier cards as well
TU 722 | EQ 779 | Alaska Airlines Visa 5k | NFCU Cash Rewards Signature Visa 12.5k | Foreclosure in 2006
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808state
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎05-03-2012

Re: Credit Optics Score??

Does anyone know of other companies using this score vs FICO?
TU 722 | EQ 779 | Alaska Airlines Visa 5k | NFCU Cash Rewards Signature Visa 12.5k | Foreclosure in 2006
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Crashem
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Registered: ‎01-26-2012

Re: Credit Optics Score??

No way they just use this score. It is used on top of fico
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android01
Posts: 1,205
Registered: ‎09-22-2009

Re: Credit Optics Score??


Crashem wrote:
No way they just use this score. It is used on top of fico

Correct.  It is not used as a replacement for a FICO score, it is an additional program on top of FICO, most likely weighing certain factors more heavily, or placing more emphasis on certain trends.

 

"ID Analytics® Credit Optics™ improves traditional credit decisioning by gleaning real time insight from information not typically analyzed when calculating a traditional credit score — information related to an individual's stability. When used in combination with legacy credit scores, this unique, third dimension enhances credit decisions by delivering an incremental perspective of risk. Credit Optics is proven to eliminate up to 25 percent of credit losses, without reducing the number of accounts booked."

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llecs
Posts: 32,880
Registered: ‎08-04-2007

Re: Credit Optics Score??

I'd venture and say that it also includes stuff that FICO does not like income, residency (e.g. rent vs. buy), DTI, employment history, etc.

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Chris123nTx
Posts: 471
Registered: ‎05-11-2007

Re: Credit Optics Score??

If you really read this companies website, well for me anyway, i came away with the impression that this is one scary company. They remind me of the work that SAIC does in relationship tracking of persons of interest to the governement (supossed terrorists and everyone they know, talk to, email, etc) this company is doing the same thing it looks like Especially their databases of your ip addresses, and your known relationships. I mean, i would really like to see just how deep they go in that. A real time mapping of my relationships with other people is something that would make even george orwell turn in his grave. Or maybe i just have a tad more paronioia than most.
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Byoda
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Registered: ‎07-16-2012

Re: Credit Optics Score??

FIA Credit Services uses it. I ran into this problem applying for a card at Regions Bank.

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