But I read somewhere more and more lenders are using Vantage scores, no? I'm considering a new auto purchase. I know many lenders use an Auto version of the score. I thought it was a Vantage Auto score, can't remember for sure. Do any sites provide auto scores instead of just general Vantage or Fico scores?
Some use the Vantage in conjunction with a Fico, only creditor that was known to use Vantage outright at times is Cap-1. This site will provide Auto Ficos.
VantageScore is often used as an indication of creditworthiness for credit card solicitations. However, Classic Fico 8 and Bankcard Enhanced Fico 8 are the primary versions used in final reviews/approvals for credit cards. In the last year Fico 9 has been making inroads.
It's hard to say why your score went down. However, assuming it is address change related, it should rebound fully within a billing cycle or two. [If you are planning to open a new checking account, your ChexSystems score, if you have one, will have dropped due to the address change and that can affect CS score for years]
VantageScore does not offer a "bankcard enhanced" version like Fico does.
VantageScore does have a significant user base in the rental industry.
My scores changed for seemingly no reason as well. Except mine went up 12 points, so I'm not really complaining.