"I got rebucketed and the 50 point drop pushed me into a subprime mortgage, costing me an extra $30,000 in interest over the next 15 years"
Rebucketing otherwise known as switching scorecards has more to do with being categorized by different content of your report than by different score. One of the most common examples used is that people with a bankruptcy on their reports are grouped on a different scorecard than people without bankrupcies. Also people with long credit histories have a different scorecard than say a college student applying for a first card. Look for rebucketing when something dramatic happens to change the content of your report. Also look for it when your oldest card or tradeline hits a certain age... say 4 years. Scorecards have been know as part of the model for a while. Here is an article from 2009:
So let me get this straight.....one climbs to the bucket with 726 peeps and is welcomed with a boot in the face?
In a good bucketing system, every score in a higher bucket would be higher than every score in a lower bucket. That doesn't contradict the idea of grading on a curve. In fact, a good curve requires it. I'm confident FICO will eventually work out the bugs and make the curve smooth and consistent.
So...these "buckets", is this the same as "tiers" or are tiers purely a function of score alone? Also, do lenders know that you are in group A or B, etc... and take that into account or again, only consider the score alone?
*Edit- I do realize other factors are taken into account by lenders, income, job history, etc...Just asking pertaining to the "buckets".
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