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49 Point Increase Experian!

hojohn74
Established Member

49 Point Increase Experian!

I had been stuck at 684 for about 2 months now. I logged into my experian account today, and my score jumped to 733. I don't know why, but I'm excited!

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NRB525
Super Contributor

Re: 49 Point Increase Experian!


@hojohn74 wrote:

I had been stuck at 684 for about 2 months now. I logged into my experian account today, and my score jumped to 733. I don't know why, but I'm excited!


Congratulations!

Were there any negatives like late payments in your past, which may have reached the point that they aged off?

High Bal Jan 2009 $116k on $146k limits 80% Util.
Oct 2014 $46k on $127k 36% util EQ 722 TU 727 EX 727
April 2018 $18k on $344k 5% util EQ 806 TU 810 EX 812
Jan 2019 $7.6k on $360k EQ 832 TU 839 EX 831
March 2021 $33k on $312k EQ 796 TU 798 EX 801
May 2021 Paid all Installments and Mortgages, one new Mortgage EQ 761 TY 774 EX 777
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hojohn74
Established Member

Re: 49 Point Increase Experian!

No. I only have one negative and it is a charge off from a little over 3 years ago. I have had some balance increases, but my utilization has been under 10% for months. The only thing I can think of is that the first set of credit cards I got back in November or December have hit six months in age.

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NRB525
Super Contributor

Re: 49 Point Increase Experian!

How many cards did you have prior to the spree, and how many cards did you add, which just hit that 6 month mark?

High Bal Jan 2009 $116k on $146k limits 80% Util.
Oct 2014 $46k on $127k 36% util EQ 722 TU 727 EX 727
April 2018 $18k on $344k 5% util EQ 806 TU 810 EX 812
Jan 2019 $7.6k on $360k EQ 832 TU 839 EX 831
March 2021 $33k on $312k EQ 796 TU 798 EX 801
May 2021 Paid all Installments and Mortgages, one new Mortgage EQ 761 TY 774 EX 777
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hojohn74
Established Member

Re: 49 Point Increase Experian!

I didn't have any cards prior to November 2014. I had a car loan that was paid off in 2009. I have numerous student  loans from 2008-2013. I was approved for Walmart (500), Meijer (500), Amazon (600), and Capital One (300) in November and December 2014. My scores when I was approved for these cards were all in the low 600's. One dropped to 590 after this set of apps. I was successful in getting Enhanced Recovery off my credit reports in April, and all 3 scores jumped significantly. Transunion was the highest at 719 or so. My Experian was around 690 and Equifax 660. I was approved for a car loan at the beginning of May with a TU auto enhanced score was close to 740. My apr was approved at 2.25%. It has not reported yet though. After the loan inquiries, I apped for quite a few cards and my scores from the inquiries dropped by 10-20 points. Fast forward to now I have Meijer ($750) Walmart (5000), Walmart MC (1800), Amazon (6000), Capital One (1300), PNC Cash Rewards Visa (1000), Discover It (1500) Barclay Reward MC (2000), Lowes (15000), JcPenney (5000), Old Navy (2000), and VS (500). All the Synchrony cards have had large CLIs in the past month. The original cards from November and December 2014 are the ones that aged to six months. Not sure what else plays into scores besides utilization and history. This makes me so happy. My son, Husband, and daughter are all chronically ill and we lost everything in 2008 due to my husband and daughter getting sick a year apart. Never thought I would have credit again.

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getnthere70
Regular Contributor

Re: 49 Point Increase Experian!


@hojohn74 wrote:

I had been stuck at 684 for about 2 months now. I logged into my experian account today, and my score jumped to 733. I don't know why, but I'm excited!


WooHoo! Now you're firmly into the 700's.

 

I had a similar experience in the past couple days with Transunion, then Equifax did it too. I hope Experian follows suit.

 

Congratulations on your increase!

Starting Scores (01/01/15): EQ 571 TU 531 EX 543
Current Scores (06/22/17): EQ 689 TU 710 EX 702
Goal Score (by 01/01/18): 740+ across the board
Seedlings last planted on 05/31/17. Cultivating until 2018 (hopefully)
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Musiclover
Super Contributor

Re: 49 Point Increase Experian!

Great news!

 

 

 

In my wallet: Venture 15k; Barclay Ring 12.5k; Discover 10k; CareCredit 7.7k; Amazon Store Card 5k. QS 5k; Band of A Travel Rewards 3.5k; Bank of A Travel Rewards 3.5k; Bank of A Platinum Visa 2k; Barclay Apple Rewards 2k. Total Credit: 66,200. 7/2-FICO: EQ - 788; TU - 777; EX - 690; Utilization: 12%; GOAL: 780 across the board then 800 across the board. Inquiries: EQ: 5 TU: 6; EX 3; Chapter 13 seven years May, 2015. Reset my garden date to 6/27. Gardening until further notice.


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