12-04-2013 05:33 AM
I might be in the wrong section (if so mods please move) but what is a vantage score and what is it used for? I know FICO and EQ, EX and TU but I see vantage on CK and am wondering WHY that score is sooooo much higher than any of my others? Is this a CK thing or do lenders actually use this? I searched the forum but no one has explained what it is .......at least from what I could find. Thanks!
12-04-2013 06:10 AM - edited 12-04-2013 06:13 AM
I know FICO and EQ, EX and TU but I see vantage on CK and am wondering WHY that score is sooooo much higher than any of my others?
Compare the scoring ranges.
I searched the forum but no one has explained what it is .......at least from what I could find. Thanks!
Keep in mind that the forum isn't the only resource out there. Granted, this is Wikipedia so the usual caveats apply:
CK also has its own page on the VantageScore:
12-04-2013 06:14 AM
I can't answer the question about whether any lenders actually use it, but the reason your Vantage Score on CK is higher than your other scores is because the scoring range is different. FICO scores are between 300 and 850, whereas Vantage Scores (according to CK) are between 501 and 990.
12-04-2013 05:00 PM - edited 12-04-2013 05:08 PM
There are now TWO different versions of Vantage Score:
If the score was generated using an earlier VantageScore model, it will range from 501 to 990.
If it was generated using the NEW VantageScore 3.0 model, it will range from 300 to 850—a numerical scale that is more commonly used by other credit scoring models, including FICO.
Credit.com will give your VantageScore 3.0 credit score, in addition to Credit.com's own "Experian National Equivalency Score."
12-05-2013 09:08 AM - edited 12-05-2013 09:09 AM
The Vantage scoring algoritms were developed jointly by the big-3 CRAs to compete with Fair Isaac.
One of theri asserted advantages, aside from whether they more risk predictive, is that they were marketed as providing a uniform scoring system used by each CRA, whereas FICO algorithms licensed to each CRA are different, based on their individual tailoring to the requrements of each customer.
While they are often referred to as FAKO scores, there is actually nothing fake about them. They claim to be better risk predictors than FICO scores.
They prefer to sell your their scores rather than pay a licensing fee to Fair Isaac for producing a score based on their algorithms.
However, the market speaks, and regardless of whehter they are more or less predictive, most creditors dont rely on them.
If your creditor uses Vantage scores, then certainly they will be more important to the consumer in that individual transaction.