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Registered: ‎08-29-2012
Credit score jumped up 100 points in one month?

In September, Trans stated that my husband's credit score was 610. Fast forward to today and it's now 720.


What in the world could have given us a 100+ credit boost? We did purchase a used vehicle and currently paying on a car loan in September but I figured that would lower the credit not boost it. We also maxed our only CC that has a $500 CL with a $500 purchase but PIF a week later ( I wanted to see if doing this would get cap1's attention and boost our limit).


Any explanation? Not upset just curious. Would love to see it jump more!

Wallet: Capital One Platinum - $2000, Amazon - $3000, Walmart - $3000, Discover It - $1000, Chase Freedom - $3000
Current Score: TU98: 678 - 2/2012, Walmart TU - 672 2/2013, Equifax 713 - 1/2013
Goal Score: 700 for all three.
GC Challenge: App free since 1/2013. No more apps! 2015 for mortgage!