There could definitely be differences that we don’t know about. That’s another reason why I love this group, we get an opportunity to discover figure them out sometimes. Let me ask you a question, do you have any accounts that are on EQ but that are not on the others? Or the reverse?
Yes, I have a collection account on EQ that should be removed any day now. Other than that, everything is the same.
I read the response from Cindy as “there are not many points available for setting up an AU”. So why bother?
Instead of pursuing the idea that AU is magically adding many points to users accounts, perhaps it is time to stop, and start gathering data points. The AZEO method is similarly dangled to new members as an “optimization” method when for FICO 8 it is really just low utilization. Maybe AU is similarly not a benefit.
It seems most of the people we see trying for AU are rebuilding, and thus in dirty files. Others are new to credit, and experiencing rapid changes on thin files. Are any of those files quiet enough that the benefit of adding the AU is able to be isolated?
Sigh, I don't normally disagree with you and I know you put the FICO 8 qualification in there, but AZEO is not FUD.
1/18 revolvers, 3/20 accounts EX FICO 2 = 777.
2/18 revolvers, 4/20 accounts EX FICO 2 = 770.
3/18 revolvers, 5/20 accounts EX FICO 2 = 765.
4/18 revolvers, 6/20 accounts EX FICO 2 = 764.
Sure, FICO 8 is *much* more forgiving in that it hasn't moved at all and might not for me until 9/18 revolvers on my old data for Experian, but the fact is when it's matters absolutely optimize... 12 points is half a mortgage tier, and I'd argue that FICO 8 scores really aren't that important.
You as an experienced member who like me has an absurd number of accounts anyway, can understand that it doesn't matter if the lenders aren't looking at your report/score anyway, and also that your own scores are above the fold so some small blemishes don't matter; however, the beauty of AZEO is that it's simple and works for literally everyone when it comes to FICO optimization strategy.
Don't discount it just because you don't need it, especially for members who find this forum who in 99.x% of the cases don't have your credit profile.