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How can FICO score not change in 30 days?

When you have reduced your revolving credit utilization, inquiry dropped from 1 to 0, paid off two credit card balances to $0, increased CL on one CC from $2000 to $3000 with balance dropping from $700 to $600 in that period and it shows and changes show up on my FICO report, made all my Dec. Payments on time and paid more than minimum payments. EQ is supposed to be a snapshot of where you stand each day. I know my credit is better today than it was 30 days ago and yet EQ and MyFico says it isn't. I am totally lost. My credit score of 658 hasn't changed since Dec. 22, 2007. I am trying to improve my score to get home mortgage loan and I can't understand why it isn't moving up. Any advice or explanations?
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Madison wrote:
When you have reduced your revolving credit utilization, inquiry dropped from 1 to 0, paid off two credit card balances to $0, increased CL on one CC from $2000 to $3000 with balance dropping from $700 to $600 in that period and it shows and changes show up on my FICO report, made all my Dec. Payments on time and paid more than minimum payments. EQ is supposed to be a snapshot of where you stand each day. I know my credit is better today than it was 30 days ago and yet EQ and MyFico says it isn't. I am totally lost. My credit score of 658 hasn't changed since Dec. 22, 2007. I am trying to improve my score to get home mortgage loan and I can't understand why it isn't moving up. Any advice or explanations?



Madison, make sure that the changes that you describe are actually reporting as such. My EQ hasn't moved since I bought SW.
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Re: How can FICO score not change in 30 days?

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In my opinion:

SW may not always be a snap shot. You might have to wait 10-14 days longer from the day SW last reported, after the change on your CR for true score. However a Score Power is a current snapshot at the time you do it. Give it another 14 days and see if score reflects all the newer changes that were reported on your CR. I believe SW reports some things at different times.

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Re: How can FICO score not change in 30 days?

37 days and still no change in FICO score......ridiculous!! That was money well spent with MyFico.
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Madison wrote:
37 days and still no change in FICO score......ridiculous!! That was money well spent with MyFico.



Hey Madison, wait until after the end of the month. I called one of my creditors and they told me that they report the 1st of every month. It is not FICO's fault. The CRA must do their jobs and update. My CRs haven't been updated in nearly two months! I can hardly blame FICO or SW for that.

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Finally, after 38 days.....Got a new FICO score!!

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It went up 18 points from 658 to 676.....four more points to get above magic 680 to apply for mortgage. It has been a long row to hoe, EQ was 569 on May 30, 2007.


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Congratulations on the move. You'll get those four points in no time.
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Re: How can FICO score not change in 30 days?

Madison, I laugh with you, and not at you.  Impatience is a habitual thread amongst we FICO-holics!  I have gone through many days of looking for the immediate yellow brick broad that was, alas,  still being broadcast only in black and white.  Any FICO plan must assume that whatever you do today will not be posted and scored for three months from now.  If sooner, it is a blessing.  But any good plan will assume that the CCC and resulting CRA actions will be delayed one to three months from your actions.  Dat be a fak, jak!
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And yet, any derogatory info seems to be on a warp-speed track to posting! Human nature is slow to reward, quick to punish. Whenever $$ is involved, human nature seems to be displayed at it's most candid. Just my 2 cents worth- Vic
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And yet, any derogatory info seems to be on a warp-speed track to posting! Human nature is slow to reward, quick to punish. Whenever $$ is involved, human nature seems to be displayed at it's most candid. Just my 2 cents worth- Vic


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