Re: Direct Consolidat
ion Impact on lines of credit?
01-05-2013 12:07 AM
Consolidating your loans will cause your current trade lines to be marked as paid, possibly with a note saying they were transferred, consolidated or refinanced (I have all 3 on my reports, seems to vary by original lender and CRA). Then, a new account will be opened, with a open date that matches when your consolidation loan was processed.
It won't impact your average age of accounts much because the old accounts will remain on your report around 10 years. Overall, you may see a few points of movement in your score, but in the long-term, it will have no real impact.
Oh really? I thought that the different CRAs count things differently, and that for some AAoA only includes your current open accounts.. Great if that isn't true!
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