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BK GONE CREDIT SCORE DROPPED

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BK GONE CREDIT SCORE DROPPED

Hi I had a BK removed August 2, 2007 so I pulled my report thinking that my score would have improved.  To my dismay, my score dropped 20 points.  I reviewed my prior report and there was no change other than the BK removal.  Any idea why this drop occured?
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Moderator Emeritus

Re: BK GONE CREDIT SCORE DROPPED

Welcome!
 
This is not uncommon.  It's called the "scorecard" "bucket" or "pool" problem.  People are not compared to everyone else equally in scoring.  Before you were in the group of people with a BK on their reports.  Just before your BK aged off, you were in the top of that group and scored higher than the people who had recently filed. But now you're in the next tier up, so you start closer to the bottom of that group.  The people there have had better credit for longer than you have.  The good news is that so long as you pay your bills on time, don't go crazy with inquiries, etc., you can keep improving your score.  Good luck!
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Bartender, bring another round of FICOtinis please!

9.4.2011: TU 805. EQ 815.
Established Member

Re: BK GONE CREDIT SCORE DROPPED

Thanks for the information.  It seems like I would have been better off with the BK remaining on my report.  Since the BK was so old, most lenders don't even consider it in their decision making.  Now I'm stuck with a lower FICO.  The credit scoring "game" is ridiculous.
Moderator Emeritus

Re: BK GONE CREDIT SCORE DROPPED

You're definitely better off being BK-less.
 
No worries, stick around and you'll learn how to play the game and win! 
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Bartender, bring another round of FICOtinis please!

9.4.2011: TU 805. EQ 815.
Frequent Contributor

Re: BK GONE CREDIT SCORE DROPPED

Dont worry. That drop should disappear very soon and the scores will rise steadily as you go.
Established Contributor

Re: BK GONE CREDIT SCORE DROPPED

I would imagine that you would be so excited to not be wearing the scarlet letters of BK anymore.  Sorry about the point loss but now you can really get a chance at starting over with no remnants of your fateful past.  Cheer up, it will get better, I still have til 2010 with mine.