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cfstr1
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How Soon?

How soon before an auto loan begins to add big points to your Fico score?
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Timothy
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Re: How Soon?



cfstr1 wrote:
How soon before an auto loan begins to add big points to your Fico score?





Is this your only Installment account?

Do you have a mortgage?

IMHO-
An Installment account will balance you "types of Credit"
Giving a boost.

Never- never be late-

Going to get hit by INQ, then the new account, and possibly avg account age.

It will really start helping after 6 months and helping more when the balance gets under 50%.
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cfstr1
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Re: How Soon?

I also have an installment loan with Bally's Total Fitness. No lates on any of the accounts. Just getting ready to hit the 6 month mark with my auto loan and woas wondering what type of increase I may see.
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fused
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Re: How Soon?

I wouldn't expect much!
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