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TilltedBrim
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Registered: ‎09-25-2011
Is there a cap on a FICO score with BK reporting?

Is there a cap on a FICO score with BK reporting?  What is the highest I can expect my score to get to after filing in 2006?  Thank you

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somotao
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Registered: ‎08-13-2011
Re: Is there a cap on a FICO score with BK reporting?

I have heard of those getting 720 or so with BK reporting on their credit report.


Starting Score: 500s
Current Score: EQ: 693myFICO(9/7/12), TU: 710myFICO(9/2/12), EX Plus:701(lp,4/16/12)
Goal Score: 700

Wallet: Discover IT $2000, Capital One Platinum $12000, Barclays Rewards $4700, Walmart $2600, Amazon Store Card $1250.
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TilltedBrim
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Registered: ‎09-25-2011
Huh.... That sucks.  When my utilization was at 5% a coup...

Huh.... That sucks.  When my utilization was at 5% a couple of months ago my TU score was 718 and my EQ was 704.  So if around 720 is the cap then I don't have much to look forward to.  

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fuzzybean
Posts: 302
Registered: ‎04-04-2012
Re: Huh.... That sucks. When my utilization was at 5% a coup...
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My husband's FICOs (that we paid for on myfico.com) were 722 (TU) and 716 (EQ) last month.  Our BK was discharged 12/07.

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somotao
Posts: 227
Registered: ‎08-13-2011
Re: Is there a cap on a FICO score with BK reporting?

From what I have learned, Fico scoring also places people in different scoring buckets/groups, these buckets use different scoring formulas and they vary by group. Unfortunately those of us who are in the BK bucket  have a maximum of where we can reach with our scores. A BK has a huge impact on our credit scores. If we are using tools from myfico like the score estrimators and focus on the "reasons for XXX Fico" message we receive, it is a little bit misleading because they are programmed as though we do not have a BK. Lets look on the bright side, wtih diligent work we can strive to get the best scores that are available to us in the BK bucket. Once the BK drops of our credit we will then be placed in a bucket of those who don't have BKs and we can see huge jumps on our credit scores.

 


Starting Score: 500s
Current Score: EQ: 693myFICO(9/7/12), TU: 710myFICO(9/2/12), EX Plus:701(lp,4/16/12)
Goal Score: 700

Wallet: Discover IT $2000, Capital One Platinum $12000, Barclays Rewards $4700, Walmart $2600, Amazon Store Card $1250.
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aussiesareforever
Posts: 740
Registered: ‎10-04-2010
Re: Is there a cap on a FICO score with BK reporting?

My TU score was about 730 in May. I haven't checked it in a while ( I got it after I was approved for my Barclay card) so I'm not sure where I am now. My BK was discharged in 2008

 

There are reports of people in the high 700s with a BK reporting. Just keep keeping on.

BK in 2008, after making very stupid financial decisions.

Barclay's Apple Financing Card ($6400) --- Capital One Quicksilver ($10,000)---GEMB CareCredit ($5700) --- AUFCU ($10000)--- Walmart ($5000)

FICO Scores: TU 735 EQ 709 EX 740 (Feb 2013, all pulled by lender)

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whipster
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎01-11-2009
Re: Is there a cap on a FICO score with BK reporting?

My TU is 723.

 

BK discharged 3 years almost to the day.

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chasmith
Posts: 1,062
Registered: ‎05-26-2010
Re: Is there a cap on a FICO score with BK reporting?

TU just pulled on MyFICO is 728, about the only thing I could improve would be to take inquires to zero and improve AAOA.

 

Mt BK is also coming up on three years from discharge.

BK7 Filed 8/11/2009 Discharged 11/23/2009. Purchased new home 4/11/2012
Starting Score:11/16/2009 EQ 566 11/16/2009 TU 538
Interim Score: 12/27/2012 EQ 683 09/17/2012 EX (lender) 670 1/01/2013 TU 701
Current Score: 11/06/2013 EQ 708 11/06/2013 EX 702 11/16/2013 702 11/06/2013 TU 729
Goal Score: EQ 740 EX 740 TU 740
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jnkp2001
Posts: 135
Registered: ‎01-04-2012
Re: Is there a cap on a FICO score with BK reporting?

I think the highest I've read was either 740 or 760.  I've also read anything over 760 is gravy,,,:smileywink:

FICO EQ: 633 8/15/12
lender pulled 11/3/12 EQ 661 TU 650 EX598
credit Karma 674 credit sesame: 663
B/K discharged 2/2006......closed 8/2012

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jeffrey930
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Registered: ‎12-05-2007
Re: Is there a cap on a FICO score with BK reporting?
TU 735 for me. BK discharge 2004