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REALLY?!!

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REALLY?!!

I just received an alert. My score has dropped 18 pts. Reason: You may be looking for new credit...**bleep**! I haven't applied for anything in months. I did open a new checking account, but that alerted on 9/14, and my score actually increased a few days later on the 18th. Can someone explain this to me.
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Moderator Emeritus

Re: REALLY?!!

Did they do a HP to open the checking account?   Where did you get the alert from? 

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Regular Contributor

Re: REALLY?!!

It was a sw alert for an inquiry, but that was over 2 wks ago
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Re: REALLY?!!

The reasons SW gives can't be relied upon.  Anything else change that you can see?  Utilization increase?


Starting Score: ~500 (12/01/2008)
Current Score: EQ 681 (04/05/13); TU 98 728 (01/06/12), TU 08? 760 (provided by Barclay 1/2/14), TU 04 728 (lender pull 01/12/12); EX 742 (lender pull 01/12/12)
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Regular Contributor

Re: REALLY?!!

Nothing that would on my credit report now. They update middle of month.
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Regular Contributor

Re: REALLY?!!

Both cards still under 10%. I don't understand.
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Regular Contributor

Re: REALLY?!!

Just checked my report, soft pull on 10/2. So why did it affect my score?
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Senior Contributor

Re: REALLY?!!


Azumi1 wrote:
Just checked my report, soft pull on 10/2. So why did it affect my score?

A soft pull would not have affected your score.

 

9 times out of 10, when someone posts something like this, there is some other change that they are not seeing.  You could also have been rebucketed (which is of course the myFICO cop out response when we can't figure out what happened).


Starting Score: ~500 (12/01/2008)
Current Score: EQ 681 (04/05/13); TU 98 728 (01/06/12), TU 08? 760 (provided by Barclay 1/2/14), TU 04 728 (lender pull 01/12/12); EX 742 (lender pull 01/12/12)
Goal Score: 720


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Moderator Emeritus

Re: REALLY?!!

I've used that before,  rebucketed, cause sometimes I just don't know!

Starting Score: 504
July 2013 score:
EQ FICO 819, TU08 778, EX "806 lender pull 07/26/2013
Goal Score: All Scores 760+, Newest goal 800+
Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge

Current scores after adding $81K in CLs and 2 new cars since July 2013
EQ:809 TU 777 EX 790 Now it's just garden time!

June 2017 update: All scores over 820, just pure gardening now.
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Regular Contributor

Re: REALLY?!!

I went over it, nothing has changed except the soft pull. That's bs when I've worked so hard to repair my credit and points are taken off just because...
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