05-12-2013 10:46 PM
So I had revolving accounts each month totaling 658.00 a month. Mostly credit cards and one personal loan. It did the simulator and it said to pay those off my score should jump up 20-30 points. IT FELL 14 POINTS! How can this happen? I really need help, I need a 680 and was almost there. I don't know what to do now. I have no balance except for my student loans and a mortgage loan. Nothing has changed since last month when I had the 674 except that I paid all my bills!!!!!!!!!
05-12-2013 10:53 PM
Welcome to the forums...
First, where did you pull your scores?
So, you paid all of your revolving credit down to $0 balances?
If so, that can cause a drop, FICO scoring likes to see a balance on atleast one card...1%-9%.
You have not had any inquiries?
No new lines of credit?
05-13-2013 07:19 AM
You said you paid off your revolving debt to zero correct? Your credit cards. Mortgage and student loans do not count as revolving credit. You need to keep your utilization between 1-10%. So if your util is zero now my guess that is your drop in score.