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40pt drop in score with credit card purchase
In a matter of 2 weeks my fico score went up from 707 to 722 then down to 687. The only alert I got was for a increase in a Macy's card balance. Which was paid off on time. No late fees or payments. I don't get it. Why did I get hit with a 40pt hit?
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Re: 40pt drop in score with credit card purchase

It sounds like you didn't pay your Macy's bill before the statement came out. Therefore the account reported with a high balance and you lost points for utilization.


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Re: 40pt drop in score with credit card purchase
Oh shoot. Ok, that makes sense. But you think that's worth a 40pt drop?
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Re: 40pt drop in score with credit card purchase
That depends in how much of your total Util are you using on all of your CC's , and yes, its very possible.
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Re: 40pt drop in score with credit card purchase

You can see some significant changes due to util changes.

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