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mint.com - free EQ score?

Hi, all.  While on the hunt for free credit scores, I came across mint.com, which is offering free EQ scores.  Does anyone know the frequency in which the scores update?  What about the score type - FICO or VS 3.0?  Other?  Thanks.

Our Journey Click to read our storyOur Cards: Me:   Him:   Our Future Cards: USAA Limitless | AmEx BP | BJs Perks Elite | Chase Freedom | Sam's MC | Costco
05/17 - Me: 595EX 570EQ 602TU  Him: 740EX ???EQ ???TU  4/17 - Me:  558EX 546EQ 602TU 671TU surprisedHim: No CR/Score!
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Re: mint.com - free EQ score?

They just recently moved from every 3 or 4 months, to a monthly update, I've had them for years so that's a welcome benefit, if they can just get the bill due dates updated right they would be golden. As far as which version score, it's not a Fico 8 mines is showing almost 70 points lower than my EQ FIco 8m I took a look at my CK EQ score and it's close to that, which is the Vantage 3.0, give a take a few days on the actual dates each one was pulled last, I'll hedge funds and say that's a VS

Fico 8 starting scores 09/27/15 EQ: 646 TU: 622 EX: 668 5 collections 1 PR reporting across the board
Scores 06/30/16 EQ: 685 TU: 699 EX: 695 1 collection now reporting on EQ and EX and 1 PR on EQ
Current scores 11/4/2016 EQ 688 TU: 705 EX: 736 No collections no PR/Judgements Finally Clean
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stRealT wrote:

They just recently moved from every 3 or 4 months, to a monthly update, I've had them for years so that's a welcome benefit, if they can just get the bill due dates updated right they would be golden. As far as which version score, it's not a Fico 8 mines is showing almost 70 points lower than my EQ FIco 8m I took a look at my CK EQ score and it's close to that, which is the Vantage 3.0, give a take a few days on the actual dates each one was pulled last, I'll hedge funds and say that's a VS


If that's the case, then I'm sticking with CK, which already offers Vantage 3.0 EQ and TU scores.

Ch 7 BK discharged 12/14, well along in rebuilding credit. FICO 12/1/17:TU 663/EX 697/EQ 688 FICO 8 (Aug 2017) or 680 FICO 9 (Penfed Sep 2017), VS 3.0 12/1/17: TU 699/EX 687/EQ 693. $33.2K revolving credit as of 11/7/17; $951 Cap One secured Platinum MC, $2000 Apple FCU Platinum Visa, $3500 Amazon Prime Store Card, $3500 Walmart Store Card, $3500 Cap One Quicksilver MC, $4000 Care Credit, $4300 Overstock Store Card, $4500 Discover It, $7000 Penfed Power Cash Rewards Visa, $10k PenFed used car loan, $5k Navient student loan. In the garden again from 10/26/17 for at least the next 3 months unless I get a really really good preapproval.
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Good to know.  Thanks for the replies!

Our Journey Click to read our storyOur Cards: Me:   Him:   Our Future Cards: USAA Limitless | AmEx BP | BJs Perks Elite | Chase Freedom | Sam's MC | Costco
05/17 - Me: 595EX 570EQ 602TU  Him: 740EX ???EQ ???TU  4/17 - Me:  558EX 546EQ 602TU 671TU surprisedHim: No CR/Score!
Short Term Goals: Me: All 640+, Refi Auto Loan | Him: All 650+, Mortgage-Approved | US: New house before April 2018
Long Term Goals: Me: All 850, 2 low util HELOCs, 2 new cars | Him: All 800+, new truck & mtrcl, dental work | US: 1 low util HELOC

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It is not a VantageScore 3.0. Mint's score is about 70 points lower than my CK EQ score and about 80 points lower than my EQ FICO 8 score.
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I guess that opens that mystery again. Hm.  Thanks for sharing.

Our Journey Click to read our storyOur Cards: Me:   Him:   Our Future Cards: USAA Limitless | AmEx BP | BJs Perks Elite | Chase Freedom | Sam's MC | Costco
05/17 - Me: 595EX 570EQ 602TU  Him: 740EX ???EQ ???TU  4/17 - Me:  558EX 546EQ 602TU 671TU surprisedHim: No CR/Score!
Short Term Goals: Me: All 640+, Refi Auto Loan | Him: All 650+, Mortgage-Approved | US: New house before April 2018
Long Term Goals: Me: All 850, 2 low util HELOCs, 2 new cars | Him: All 800+, new truck & mtrcl, dental work | US: 1 low util HELOC

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Somebody posted on the forums a couple months ago about a cool smartphone app they discovered that gave you a free FICO 8 Classic drawn on Equifax data.  I think it was an app made by some kind of lender.  But I do remember you didn't have to actually get a loan -- you just had to sign up with that lender.  I guess the lender gets to hawk its loan products to you via the app, which you can simply not respond to.

 

Sorry that I can't remember any thing more.  Did anybody else see that post?

 

PS.  Citibank cards are a way to get a free FICO 8 Bankcard Enhanced score drawn on Equifax data.  You can get a free FICO mortgage score (EQ) if you open a bank account at DCU.

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I just googled Mint Credit Score and immediately found this:

 

https://credit.mint.com/

 

It includes this language:

 

The credit score provided under the offers described here use the Equifax Credit Score, which is a proprietary credit model developed by Equifax. The 3-bureau scores are each based on the Equifax Credit Score model, but calculated using the information in your Equifax, Experian and TransUnion credit files. The Equifax Credit Score is intended for your own educational use. It is also commercially available to third parties along with numerous other credit scores and models in the marketplace. Please keep in mind that third parties are likely to use a different credit score when evaluating your creditworthiness. Also, third parties will take into consideration items other than your credit score or information found in your credit file, such as your income.

 

Thus, not a FICO score or a Vantage score.  Just a propretary model that no lender uses.  "Educational" is code for "worthless."  Vantage scores are far more valuable.

 

Google knows everything.

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Hi guys @CreditGuyinDixie I found what you were referring to, thanks to Djgrolyos!



Djgrolyos wrote:

Lenny App-Free EQ FICO 8 Score Monthly
Djgrolyos Valued Contributor
Feb 16
In case anyone needs one-EQ has always been my one report I didn't have (since Citi hates me)
I have it on myFICO.com but I like to have others.

Anyway, not sure it Android has it but iOS has an app called lenny. It is a lending app where they give personal loans but only to members of CA. If you don't live in CA tho you can still join and get the free EQ fico 8 score every month and they say they are branching out to other states next month.

Anyway, it's nice to have another free option for a true EQ FICO 8 score.
FICO 8 Scores: TransUnion=795/Equifax=771/Experian=760 Recent Approval: U.S. Bank Premier Line Plus: $15k at P+7% Favorite Cards/Most Used: Discover It Card/U.S. Bank Cash+ Be Kind; Love Trumps Hate
Labels: FICO announcement FICO Score versions non-FICO credit scores



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I'm actually starting to think I should delete Mint from my iPhone. Not only is the EQ proprietary score (661 as of latest update) significantly off from both Vantage (691), FICO 8 (677) and FICO NextGen/Penfed (693), Mint is claiming that the Capital One payments that I made on time are overdue. Plus which, it uses a LOT of battery charge on my phone.

Ch 7 BK discharged 12/14, well along in rebuilding credit. FICO 12/1/17:TU 663/EX 697/EQ 688 FICO 8 (Aug 2017) or 680 FICO 9 (Penfed Sep 2017), VS 3.0 12/1/17: TU 699/EX 687/EQ 693. $33.2K revolving credit as of 11/7/17; $951 Cap One secured Platinum MC, $2000 Apple FCU Platinum Visa, $3500 Amazon Prime Store Card, $3500 Walmart Store Card, $3500 Cap One Quicksilver MC, $4000 Care Credit, $4300 Overstock Store Card, $4500 Discover It, $7000 Penfed Power Cash Rewards Visa, $10k PenFed used car loan, $5k Navient student loan. In the garden again from 10/26/17 for at least the next 3 months unless I get a really really good preapproval.
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