Re: Lenders see different scores than consumers do
08-08-2012 04:08 PM
Ok, I pulled my credit score today and it was through experian. It was a 626, I have been waiting to get approved for a loan so I figured I would inquire to see if I can get financing. The lender told me my score was a 502!!! 124 points different that is crazy. I asked why it was so different then when I pulled it a couple hours earlier of coarse he said the same thing about lenders seeing a different score then consumers. He said he had never seen this big of a difference before. Does anyone know why my score was 124 points different with the lender???? I understand I have work to do on my credit. I will be coming into some money in a few day and am planning on paying off the negative things on my credit. Also my paying on some of my credit cards to get the balance only around 30%. I am hoping by doing this that in 6 months my score will be high enough to apply for a mortgage. I just don't know how I will be able to tell since the lender is seeing 124 points differet then what I saw.
The score from Experian isn't a FICO score. It's a FAKO, either a PLUS or Vantage depending on how it was pulled, and mortgage lenders don't use it. Unfortunately as of 3-4 years ago, Experian blocked consumer access to your own EX FICO, though lenders can still get it for you. There are some CUs out there that offer it as well.