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Texas Auto Lenders that uses Experian or TU

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Texas Auto Lenders that uses Experian or TU

Hi I'm in the Houston area looking for an Auto Lender that pulls Experian or TransUnion Auto Scores because my Equifax auto score sucks. My Equifax Auto score is about 40 points lower than Both TU and Ex and I have no idea why.

NFCU gave me 9.29 interest for an EQ score of 614 when I checked my scores they apparently used the old FICO 5 score model because the new FICO 5 score model shows 640. My auto FICO for Ex is 679 and TU 688

Carvana quoted me 11.95% and CarMax quoted me 7.95% all based on EQ 640

Can some one give me any suggestions on how to find out this information before applying because I'm tired of being offered higher interest rates based on EQ.

Thanks!
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Re: Texas Auto Lenders that uses Experian or TU

I'm in Houston also. Ford Credit pulled Experian in 2011 and 2016. Toyota pulled TU and EQ in 2010. Hyundai Financial pulled Experian, dealer pulled Transunion in 2016.
I've been where you are trying to go and I don't wanna go back.
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Oh thank you so much for that information. I will be checking the pre-owned inventory of those dealerships near me in the morning. Hopefully this all goes well. Thanks Settleordelete!
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Re: Texas Auto Lenders that uses Experian or TU

In Houston also, MB Financial pulls Experian as of yesterday.

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San Antonio RBFCU uses TU and if you have an account with them they may pre-approve you with applying from time to time.

10/11/2019: FICO 841 EQ 838 TU 850 EX
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Re: Texas Auto Lenders that uses Experian or TU

Houston here also, Kia pulled both Transunion and Equifax, used the highest. 

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If you are a member or can become a member of Amoco Credit Union they use TU. Also TDECU will use TU as a backup score if it's better than EQ.

Current Score 10-2-19: TU: 806 EX: 788 EQ: 791
Goal Score: 800 Across the Board
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@JGGM wrote:

If you are a member or can become a member of Amoco Credit Union they use TU. Also TDECU will use TU as a backup score if it's better than EQ.


I am a member of Amoco.  I refi my wifes SUV with them in December 2018.  Great process.  However, they pulled Equifax and no other report when I used them in Dec.  

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Re: Texas Auto Lenders that uses Experian or TU

AMOCO around here (Houston/Galveston area) pull equifax as of yesterday
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