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VA Loans and AU Reporting

I am considering asking a family member to add me as an AU on a Discover account strictly for revolving util purposes. I understand on conventional loans this is sometimes a problem, but would it make any difference for a VA loan assuming you otherwise qualified without the AU account?

I have multiple other (individual) tradelines, so it wouldn't be needed to show recent good payment history, etc.

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Re: VA Loans and AU Reporting

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Re: VA Loans and AU Reporting

VA is fine with that, they don't have any rules regarding authorized user accounts.  The lender you go with may have overlay guidelines, but if you have plenty of credit and the AU account isn't one of just a few accounts in good standing I doubt it'd even come up as an issue.  Even on conventional loans it usually isn't an issue.

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