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My score change should have gone up 10 points because the debt % dropped due to a 200% increase in limit. Does it take 60 days before CLI's are reflected against your scores. No inquiry was added for the CLI. I was looking forward to a "quick" score change. hehe. Probably anything quick is delayed intentionally by the scoring system. Not sure, any opinions?

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Re: I got a credit line increase posted to CR to offset ballance/limit. No change in score.



ilovepizza wrote:
My score change should have gone up 10 points because the debt % dropped due to a 200% increase in limit. Does it take 60 days before CLI's are reflected against your scores. No inquiry was added for the CLI. I was looking forward to a "quick" score change. hehe. Probably anything quick is delayed intentionally by the scoring system. Not sure, any opinions?


Where are you getting 10 pts from? You can't say some event will change your score an X number of pts. CLIs generally update within 30 days, or whenever the CCC reports again.
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Re: I got a credit line increase posted to CR to offset ballance/limit. No change in score.

I was playing with numbers on the "FICO® Score Simulator" that came with Score Power through Equifax. It reflected that if my UTL dropped between a specific percentage my score would go up by 10 points. BRB, I am pulling a fresh credit report right now.
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Re: I got a credit line increase posted to CR to offset ballance/limit. No change in score.



ilovepizza wrote:
I was playing with numbers on the "FICO® Score Simulator" that came with Score Power through Equifax.
The score simulator has a VERY tenuous relationship with reality
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Re: I got a credit line increase posted to CR to offset ballance/limit. No change in score.

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MidnightVoice wrote:
The score simulator has a VERY tenuous relationship with reality

I was using the simulator like a fact sheet with relations to percentages. So the only way to truly know if something effects my score is to do it and wait. I spent days calculating where my score would be if I paid off more of my debt. Is there any way other than paying off 10% each month and seeing how my score is reflected to be able to predict a score with out doing it?

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Re: I got a credit line increase posted to CR to offset ballance/limit. No change in score.

More or less.  The simulator (for me anyway) gives a very rough indication of what would happen in the best of all possible worlds.  The chances of it being spot on are similar to the chances of the Bills winning the next superbowl.  Smiley Very Happy
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Re: I got a credit line increase posted to CR to offset ballance/limit. No change in score.

Did you pull a new report? Was the simulator accurate?
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Re: I got a credit line increase posted to CR to offset ballance/limit. No change in score.

Am I also correct to assume that my percentages to effect scores might be different from my next store neighbor because of history, age of accounts, quan, and CL's?
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Re: I got a credit line increase posted to CR to offset ballance/limit. No change in score.



ilovepizza wrote:
Am I also correct to assume that my percentages to effect scores might be different from my next store neighbor because of history, age of accounts, quan, and CL's?


Of course.
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Re: I got a credit line increase posted to CR to offset ballance/limit. No change in score.



Tuscani wrote:
Did you pull a new report? Was the simulator accurate?





The simulation reflected my balance percentage with out the increase amount. Instead of paying off 3% of debt I got a % CLI to have the same effect. My balance before was over 40% and now it is below 37% to new higher limit.

Either it is not accurate, not taking my increase in to effect to prevent short term gain, or my percentages are different for my new total credit limit.

But I wonder why my Credit Monitoring did not even detect that I had an increase in CL? Shouldn't that fall under "Changes in account"? Right now, I am not sure my score is taking the CLI in to effect yet. I am calling Exuifax to find out why monitoring did not detect the CLI.
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