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What will my FICO be?

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Re: What will my FICO be?

My TU shows Gl lates but not NN. I've been basically addicted to credit reporting and scores since last February. Nope. No collections. No Leins. No judgments. Yes, 30-day lates.

My rebuild is 1 year in and all but SL and one CC is new. So my oldest account is 22 years old but AAoA has dropped to 6.7 years with my rebuild. I have 20 new accounts in 12 months. I know what's holding my scores back and yes, the "old" lates are part of that.

I'm not saying they're holding my scores back 200 points. Not sure where you got that. I'm saying people seem to think that 2-3 year old lates "don't matter much" but they do.
11/2017: EX 704 | TU 720 | EQ 672 -- Starting (2/2016): 630 | 620 | 580 -- INQs: 17 | 26 | 28 (last 6 months: 5 | 2 | 6)
AMEX Delta: $10k, Marvel: $8k, Discover IT: $7.2k, AMEX BCE: $6k, Target MC: $5k, PayPal 2%: $8k, CO QS: $2.6k, Merrick: $1.6k, Barclay's NFL Rewards: $1k, CO BuyPower: $500. And a mix of well-loved store cards.
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Re: What will my FICO be?

Oh and utilization is 17%. Will be 3% at the end of the month. Still won't shoot up to 800. Lol
11/2017: EX 704 | TU 720 | EQ 672 -- Starting (2/2016): 630 | 620 | 580 -- INQs: 17 | 26 | 28 (last 6 months: 5 | 2 | 6)
AMEX Delta: $10k, Marvel: $8k, Discover IT: $7.2k, AMEX BCE: $6k, Target MC: $5k, PayPal 2%: $8k, CO QS: $2.6k, Merrick: $1.6k, Barclay's NFL Rewards: $1k, CO BuyPower: $500. And a mix of well-loved store cards.
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Re: What will my FICO be?


MrsCHX wrote:
My TU shows Gl lates but not NN. I've been basically addicted to credit reporting and scores since last February. Nope. No collections. No Leins. No judgments. Yes, 30-day lates.

My rebuild is 1 year in and all but SL and one CC is new. So my oldest account is 22 years old but AAoA has dropped to 6.7 years with my rebuild. I have 20 new accounts in 12 months. I know what's holding my scores back and yes, the "old" lates are part of that.

I'm not saying they're holding my scores back 200 points. Not sure where you got that. I'm saying people seem to think that 2-3 year old lates "don't matter much" but they do.

Hello!  Nice to hear back from you. 

 

What does "GI lates" mean or "NN"?

 

The reason I suggested you might be thinking that your lates were causing close to 200 points of damage is that you were sure they were the major thing holding your scores back.  In your followup post you say that they are part of what is holding your scores back, which is no doubt true.

 

Are all of your credit cards at < 29% individual utilization?  How many of your 20 credit cards have a positive balance?  (I am guessing that the 20 new accounts are all cards, though they may not all be.)


Do you have any open installment loans?  You mention student loans but those might be closed -- I couldn't tell for sure.  If you have no open installment accounts, or if you do but you do not have most of the open debt paid off, that can cause a scoring problem.

 

One factor that is hurting you is the percentage of your accounts that are new.  In your case, almost all your accounts are new.  This is a separate scoring factor from AAoA. 

 

Your profile is an unusual one: a vast number of credit cards opened in a very short time is the biggest standout I am hearing, though there may be attendant issues related to the CC balances.  It's conceivable that FICO views with some alarm that many credit cards opened in such a tiny space of time.  Because your profile is unusual it may be hard to conclude a lot from it.

 

But congrats on your hard work thus far, and certainly you are right that you'd only benefit if those lates could get removed.

 

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Re: What will my FICO be?

CGID makes some good points above with respect to so many new accounts in a short period of time.  The good news is that this "problem" can work itself out in a relatively short amount of time.  For my profile, "new accounts" following a spree lost their scoring impact in about 4 months.  This can vary from profile to profile, but most suggest recovery is usually realized around the 6 month mark but certainly no longer than 1 year.  It may sound like a while, but 1 year on the credit timeline is actually quite short when you consider more major negative items can harm you for 7-10 years.  I think if you sit tight and abstain from applying for new credit your scores will be in a nice place in 6-12 months tops.

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Where is the 200 points coming from?!  GL is Great Lakes, NN is Nelnet. I have 2 cards reporting a balance. Neither over 25%.

 

And again, I am not just looking at my report now. I am looking at it from where I was last year with those student loan lates and just a couple cards. Again, I know what is affecting my scores. I've seen it go up and down, monitoring weekly (actual fico 08) scores over the past 12 months.

 

So again I never said that I am *only* being held back by the SL lates. I am saying they DO count, even when they're 2-3 years old contrary to what popular belief seems to be. 

11/2017: EX 704 | TU 720 | EQ 672 -- Starting (2/2016): 630 | 620 | 580 -- INQs: 17 | 26 | 28 (last 6 months: 5 | 2 | 6)
AMEX Delta: $10k, Marvel: $8k, Discover IT: $7.2k, AMEX BCE: $6k, Target MC: $5k, PayPal 2%: $8k, CO QS: $2.6k, Merrick: $1.6k, Barclay's NFL Rewards: $1k, CO BuyPower: $500. And a mix of well-loved store cards.
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Re: What will my FICO be?

Hi MrsCHX! Thanks again for your thoughts

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200 points is how many points FICO is deducting from your score, since your scores are a bit below 650.  (One is a bit higher.).  The impression you gave at first was that the three lates were the major cause of your scoring problem. 

 

I do understand better now.  In your last post you emphasize that you know what is affecting your scores.  Hearing possible  alternative explanations from me may well be frustrating for you (since you already know) and I apologize and will back away from doing that. 

 

Everyone certainly does agree with you that three 30-day lates will affect a person's score, even when they are a few years old.  We agree that they do count.  The puzzle is always trying to assess whether for most profiles (perhaps not yours) they might have a substantially lower impact over time.

 

Thanks for your contribution to that ongoing question.  I certainly hear you.

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Re: What will my FICO be?


MrsCHX wrote:

Where is the 200 points coming from?!  GL is Great Lakes, NN is Nelnet. I have 2 cards reporting a balance. Neither over 25%.

 

And again, I am not just looking at my report now. I am looking at it from where I was last year with those student loan lates and just a couple cards. Again, I know what is affecting my scores. I've seen it go up and down, monitoring weekly (actual fico 08) scores over the past 12 months.

 

So again I never said that I am *only* being held back by the SL lates. I am saying they DO count, even when they're 2-3 years old contrary to what popular belief seems to be. 


30 day lates may matter, but ones that are 2 or 3 years old wouldn't be causing an otherwise perfect credit situation to be at 650.

 

To give a sense of perspective, my updated Experian score came in today.  Even with two IRS tax liens filed just under three years ago (March of 2014), two charge offs from 2012, a thirty day late in 2013, and current utlization at about 30%, my Exp score right now is 685...

 

The liens and chargeoffs are much greater issues than a handful of 30 days late from years back and still my score is 685...

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I'm actually surprised that I've been able to break through the 700 mark on Experian (701 EX, 678 EQ, 694 TU), just by bringing my utliization down below 30%.

I still have two charge offs from 2012 and two IRS tax liens from 2014 and yet my scores are back into the decent range, finally.  I guess this is evidence of the power of time as thee things, ugly as they are, age.  My direct debit installment begins end of March...so after three payments ,which will bring me to end of May, I will be able to apply for lien withdrawal...it will be really interesting at that point to see what my scores are with no liens and two chargeoffs from 4.5 to 5 years ago...

 

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Re: What will my FICO be?


MrsCHX wrote:

nycfico wrote:

LOTR wrote:

Well...I wouldn't dare to guess...but...

 

There is a 50+ point difference between my EX (no tax lien) and my EQ and TU (both still have tax lien) fico 8 scores. Those charge offs are still going to be anchors to your scores, I think.  I hope you break 700. Smiley Happy

 

I also have three 30-day lates from 2013. No other negatives though if that helps you to compare. 


Wow...so three 30 day lates from 2013 are in effect costing you 70 points, assuming no other issues?  I'm curious though what your utilization, credit mix, length of history and inquiries look like?


People seem to assume that there's very little impact once a late is xx years old. I am being held back by 3 lates (on student loans so across several SL accounts) from 2014 and it's a major hinderance. 


Old baddies have a bad effect on your score as long as they are there. I have 3 charge offs on my credit file that age off under FCRA within the next 90 days, That means they are all over 7 YEARS old. My score is in the (very) low 600's.

FICO 8 Scores
2/14/17,EFX - 614, 4 Derogs,TU - 621, 6 Derogs, EXP - 603, 3 Derogs 3/7/17, EFX - 579, TU - 595, EXP - 588, same Derogs 4/8/2017 EFX - 683, TU - 791, EXP - 605 All Chargeoffs removed from TU 5/8/17 EFX 750, TU 796, EXP 625 All chargeoffs removed from EFX 5/15/17 EFX 743; TU 794; EXP 715 6/1/17 EFX 762; TU 794; EXP715 8/15/17 EFX 762; TU 777; EXP 760
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Re: What will my FICO be?

I have to think you have other reasons why your score is in the very low 600's.

I have two charge offs more recent than yours (not even 5 years old yet) and two IRS tax liens filed in march of 2014 and yet my scores are between 684 and 701.
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