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There are many reasons why your credit score may increase or decrease.
uses "Score Cards" which are used to group individual information on a credit report.
When accounts are placed on the Equifax Credit Report (TM), an individual "Score Card" is recorded.
Previously, you were in the best of a certain group. Your group may have been of higher risk to potential credit lenders. Once elements such as balances and entire accounts change on your credit report, you moved to a different comparison group, where you are now in a better overall group, but with lower than average standing.