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Posts: 24
Registered: ‎10-16-2007

3CRA's Popularity

Is it me or Experian seems to be the reporting agency that most lenders seem to look at followed by EQ and TU. It seems that everywhere i have searched for credit they have told me that they pull EX. I don't particularly care which CRA they pull from since my scores are within 10-20 points from each other but on the inquiry scales i have more inquiries in EX than i do TU and EQ. i guess i just have to look for lenders that use the other too and give EX a break. i only have 5 on EX and 1 on EQ 1 in TU. 3 of the 5 were mortgage related so i need to get them out of there since prices in this area are astronomical and im jumping off of the mortgage hunt.
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Posts: 16,323
Registered: ‎03-12-2007

Re: 3CRA's Popularity

A lot of this depends on where you live, but I have noticed EX being utilized more and more around the entire country. I'm in Hawaii and EQ was king for years, now it's EX. My guess in Hawaii is:
EX pulled 60-70% of the time
EQ pulled 30-35%
TU pulled < 10%
Credit Profile -
FICO 08 Scores (08-15-2014): EQ 820, EX 817, TU 814
All three scores were 850. Lost points for not having an open installment TL. So, BE WARNED!!!!!
Credit History: 26+ years ~ AAoA: 12 years ~ Util: 1% ~ Inqs: EX 1 (Amex 07-15-2014)

Credit Cards -
Amex BCP 25K ~ Amex Clear 25K ~ Amex Platinum NPSL ~ Chase Freedom Visa 19.3K ~ CITI Dividend World Mastercard 20.3K ~ FIA Fidelity Investments Platinum Plus Visa 40K ~ A Gold Visa with my local bank 10K
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Posts: 7,975
Registered: ‎12-19-2007

Re: 3CRA's Popularity

Hawaii? I'm jealous. It's about 35 degrees and raining here right now.
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