The most frequent reasons people prepay installment loans are:
-the interest rate is too high -they are in the mortgage or pre-mortgage process and need to get their ratios improved by lowering monthly payments -want to sell the item
Any loan will stay on your report for 10 years after you pay it off, so you maintain the good payment history for a while.
You should have one installment loan or mortgage loan on your CR to maximize your FICO.
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