Re: More EX pulls after 2 AMEXs?
01-10-2013 08:33 AM
Did you only have one CC previously? If so, you might see a score increase from adding these accounts. Sometimes people see better scores once they get to 2-3 accounts.
Having higher overall credit limits will help you in terms of it being easier to keep your utilization low, but if you already had it at a low percentage, you won't see much benefit in that regard. Utilization is all about percentage, not absolute numbers.
If you only had one CC, you will probably also see a benefit because now you will be reporting a balance on 1/3 CCs as opposed to 1/1.
Starting Score: ~500 (12/01/2008)
Current Score: EQ 681 (04/05/13); TU 98 728 (01/06/12), TU 08? 760 (provided by Barclay 1/2/14), TU 04 728 (lender pull 01/12/12); EX 742 (lender pull 01/12/12)
Goal Score: 720
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