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How accurate is the FICO simulator?

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How accurate is the FICO simulator?

Anyone actually seen there #'s jump up by following suggestions on the simulator?

With DH's CCCU approval for a $500 TL simulator shows his score could possibly go from 589 to 639/669 ~ does that seem possible??

He's never had a credit card before.  I just can't fathom one little $500 TL increasing his EX FICO that much!   Would be GREAT if it really happens...

 

 

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Re: How accurate is the FICO simulator?

The EQ Fico simulator has been very accurate with each prediction for me so far. Havn't tried the one from MyFICO.
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Re: How accurate is the FICO simulator?



kims wrote:

Anyone actually seen there #'s jump up by following suggestions on the simulator?

With DH's CCCU approval for a $500 TL simulator shows his score could possibly go from 589 to 639/669 ~ does that seem possible??

He's never had a credit card before.  I just can't fathom one little $500 TL increasing his EX FICO that much!   Would be GREAT if it really happens...

 

 



I would think that because he's just getting his first CC, he's getting points for "type of credit".  By getting the card, he's "diversifying" his credit portfolio.
 
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As for how accurate the simulator is, I couldn't say for sure, but we keep our fingers and toes crossed!
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Re: How accurate is the FICO simulator?

Use the estimator as a guide only. Don't expect total accuracy.
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Re: How accurate is the FICO simulator?



Tuscani wrote:
Use the estimator as a guide only. Don't expect total accuracy.





Tuscani wrote:
Use the estimator as a guide only. Don't expect total accuracy.



Bottom of the range is most likely outcome. YMMV.
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