Nice try to game the sysytem. If they report off cycle or earlier. It wont do the next update until the next months usual reporting date after statement cuts again. Getting updates twice a month they're not going to pay for.
morning everyone, so a typical statement balance(SB^) report is on the same day every month.. if i have an off-cycle report before or in between then. How do CRA’s see it? as a new statement balance? could i just spam off cycle reports throughout the month with 20-30%—>1-8.9% util throughout the month for a score boost over and over? if not over and over maybe once or twice a month?
thx for replies
Why not let balances just naturally report? I can see if there was something messed up reporting-wise where an off-cycle adjustment was warranted. Or, if you were applying for a big ticket item such as a vehicle, mortgage, etc., on the horizon.
A variety of lenders are very flexible with accommodating one-off customer requests, abusing the process or doing it over and over seems a bit over the top.
agreed, I think the topic went off course a bit here.. i wasn’t trying to imply i would abuse it. im trying to understand how its seen to CRA’s. I assume just like any other natural statement balance report?
Right. So for instance, if you request an off-cycle adjustment, the CRAs will 'force' report the updated information sent by the lender during the off-cycle timeframe. Then, the lender would just resume reporting the natural balance (if any) during your next statement cycle to the CRAs.
You can achieve the same thing by monitoring your statement close date and spending in that window. Before your statment closes, pay down your balance to the desired level (~8%). After the statment closes and the balance reports (usually the same date but not always) you can spend freely until you approach the next statement/report date.