cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

EQ vs TU/EX

tag
Xyta
Established Member

EQ vs TU/EX

It really seems like a poorly kept secret that EQ is the weaker performer among the three national bureaus. I mean, the fact that file splitting can even happen is wild to me, but it seems EQ's infrastructure is weakest. I'm not sure about everyone  else, but EQ's omissions on my report are so favorable to me that they're almost criminal. I wonder- why does anyone (lenders) still count them as reliable? If I were in charge of lending and consumer credit, an EQ report would be the last thing I'd trust. 

what do others think/what's your experience been? 

Message 1 of 4
3 REPLIES 3
CreditInspired
Community Leader
Super Contributor

Re: EQ vs TU/EX

Hi OP and Welcome to MyFICO

 

I don't know the answer but wanted to respond to bump your post up to the top. 


|| AmX Cash Magnet $40.5K || NFCU CashRewards $30K || Discover IT $24.7K || Macys $24.2K || NFCU CLOC $15K || NFCU Platinum $15K || CitiCostco $12.7K || Chase FU $12.7K || Apple Card $7K || BOA CashRewards $6K
Message 2 of 4
shalimarcat
Regular Contributor

Re: EQ vs TU/EX


@Xyta wrote:

It really seems like a poorly kept secret that EQ is the weaker performer among the three national bureaus. I mean, the fact that file splitting can even happen is wild to me, but it seems EQ's infrastructure is weakest. I'm not sure about everyone  else, but EQ's omissions on my report are so favorable to me that they're almost criminal. I wonder- why does anyone (lenders) still count them as reliable? If I were in charge of lending and consumer credit, an EQ report would be the last thing I'd trust. 

what do others think/what's your experience been? 


    I have been wondering that, too. For me, Equifax updates last, so the score is always the lowest.  I have never heard of file splitting, what is that?

Message 3 of 4
Phana24
Regular Contributor

Re: EQ vs TU/EX


@Xyta wrote:

It really seems like a poorly kept secret that EQ is the weaker performer among the three national bureaus. I mean, the fact that file splitting can even happen is wild to me, but it seems EQ's infrastructure is weakest. I'm not sure about everyone  else, but EQ's omissions on my report are so favorable to me that they're almost criminal. I wonder- why does anyone (lenders) still count them as reliable? If I were in charge of lending and consumer credit, an EQ report would be the last thing I'd trust. 

what do others think/what's your experience been? 


I am stunned that EQ is generally far more utilized than TU.  As you mentioned, I have little trust in EQ and watch them very closely.  I have also found that TU's CSRs are far superior to EQ.

Message 4 of 4
Advertiser Disclosure: The offers that appear on this site are from third party advertisers from whom FICO receives compensation.