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Why is my EQ score so low, compared to the other two?

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Why is my EQ score so low, compared to the other two?

EQ is 629, I got this from a CLI denial from Citi in Feb.

 

EX is 692, and TU is 687 Walmart FICO. March scores here.

 

I just find it strange that it's so low compared to the others, when the others are very similar in scores? I don't know how many INQs are on EQ but its probably between the range of 6 and 8.

Rebuilding...been out of the game for a minute. Now, after suffering I'm back with greater wisdom. Scores: Currently @ around 6 teens to 20's, across all three EQ,TU, EX
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Re: Why is my EQ score so low, compared to the other two?

The score you recived from Citi may be an in-house score of their own from an EQ report.



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Re: Why is my EQ score so low, compared to the other two?

Possibly; or you may have something negative reporting on EQ that is not reported on the other two. Have you obtained your free reports yet?

You can get your free reports from annualcreditreport.com and scan the report for collections or other information which may be hurting your score.

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Re: Why is my EQ score so low, compared to the other two?

 


webhopper wrote:
Possibly; or you may have something negative reporting on EQ that is not reported on the other two. Have you obtained your free reports yet?

You can get your free reports from annualcreditreport.com and scan the report for collections or other information which may be hurting your score.

I pulled it once already in January. I think I had 4 INQs at the time, nothing derogoratory on the report. I'm also thinking that it might be CITI's in house score. Otherwise, I just have no idea as to why it's so low. Hopefully, my DCU membership comes in this week and I'll get their score to verify.

Rebuilding...been out of the game for a minute. Now, after suffering I'm back with greater wisdom. Scores: Currently @ around 6 teens to 20's, across all three EQ,TU, EX
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Senior Contributor

Re: Why is my EQ score so low, compared to the other two?

Looks like you recently obtained several cards/CLIs.  If the lenders pulled mostly from EQ, that might be part of the reason.

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Established Contributor

Re: Why is my EQ score so low, compared to the other two?

My EQ Fico is the lowest also, but I do have 3 very recent inquiries on it that's less than 6 months old.


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Frequent Contributor

Re: Why is my EQ score so low, compared to the other two?

Possibly, but I would think they're evenly distrubuted. I could be wrong though, oh well time can only tell. Thanks for the responses guys.

Rebuilding...been out of the game for a minute. Now, after suffering I'm back with greater wisdom. Scores: Currently @ around 6 teens to 20's, across all three EQ,TU, EX
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Valued Contributor

Re: Why is my EQ score so low, compared to the other two?

They are actually very rarely evenly distributed. Which report is pulled is highly dependent on geography, and so I have found many of the large lenders pull the same report. My app spree resulted in all 3 lenders pulling EX.

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Regular Contributor

Re: Why is my EQ score so low, compared to the other two?

My EQ is 40 points lower than TU or EX and the EQ looks better in my opinion, very clean.  I dont understand the vast difference either.

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Why is my EQ score so low, compared to the other two?

My EQ is way low too. According to myfico its 534. My TU on 3/5 was 600(I think it has gone up though because my creditkarma score went up about 40pts since then to 591). And last I checked my EX was around 580.
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