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Thick/aged/filthy/high UT = 572 EX FICO8?

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Thick/aged/filthy/high UT = 572 EX FICO8?

I know someone that has a 572 EX FICO 8 score and their stats are as follows:

 

21 total accounts, 15 open/6 closed.  Many of the open ones are student loans.

 

AoOA = 12 years, 5 months

AAoA = 7 years, 6 months

AoYA = 1 year, 1 month

 

So, thick/aged wise, their file is in a good approaching great place.  Then we get on to the 2/3 of the FICO pie that matters most:

 

This person has 6 dirty accounts, 3 of which in January (this month) reported 90-120 days late... so basically majors that aren't aged at all.

 

Their overall utilization sits at 111% due to accounts being over their limits.  They also have balances on 2 revolving accounts that the creditors have closed on them, thus making them maxed out accounts by default.

 

Given the information above, a 572 score to me seems darn high, all things considered.  No doubt the age of accounts factors are helping a lot here, but to me those factors should more or less go out the window when you're talking someone at > 100% utilization with major negatives happening as we speak.  I can't really think of a how this person could really be any higher of risk than they already are, but 572 to me feels high for this profile. 

 

Just curious as to any thoughts on this.  I guess thick/aged does matter quite a bit when considering this profile, as on a thin/young file I'd assume you'd see scores just about as bad as you could get.

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Revelate
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Re: Thick/aged/filthy/high UT = 572 EX FICO8?

They are already deep subprime, with 12 years of historical information.

 

Why do you think they should be even further below?  Thin file with a collection and tax lien and a 60D late is not that much further underneath that FWIW.

 




        
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Anonymous
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Re: Thick/aged/filthy/high UT = 572 EX FICO8?

Nothing *in* collections is a big deal. One collection would probably drop them 60- 80 points further.

Being 90+ days late is very bad, but there's potentially worse beyond that and it's sort of good that the score reflects that there's still further to drop.
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Anonymous
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@Anonymous wrote:
Nothing *in* collections is a big deal. One collection would probably drop them 60- 80 points further.


I always thought that a major was a major, in that a 90/120 day late, collection or CO were all viewed/scored the same way.

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Anonymous
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Re: Thick/aged/filthy/high UT = 572 EX FICO8?


@Revelate wrote:

 

Why do you think they should be even further below? 

 


Because this profile to me seems like just about a risky as you can get.  90-120 day lates across multiple accounts all happening now, utilization on individual cards all > 95% and aggregate at 111% or so (5-figure debt, BTW, not that dollars necessarily matter).  It would just seem to me that if the bottom end score is in the low-mid 300's, this person should be maybe in the 400's.  I don't know, it's just a feeling.  I suppose when you're talking scores in that range, it doesn't really matter?  Maybe a 450 verses a 550 in terms of risk/lending is somewhat irrelevant, similar to the way a 750 and 850 are in many ways viewed similarly?

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Revelate
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Re: Thick/aged/filthy/high UT = 572 EX FICO8?


@Anonymous wrote:

@Anonymous wrote:
Nothing *in* collections is a big deal. One collection would probably drop them 60- 80 points further.


I always thought that a major was a major, in that a 90/120 day late, collection or CO were all viewed/scored the same way.


There's basically a difference between major in payment history, and then anything that counts on the record side which collections along with tax liens, BK's, and judgements seem to fall into.

 

Not sure why the difference and it may be moot from a scorecard perspective (there aren't that many dirty scorecards, though record + deliquency of any level might be one of the four on FICO 8, or maybe it's just a refactor of the collection/lien/etc scorecard) but there's some patterns in there which really aren't well teased out or even well estimated frankly.  Agreed with your point that it's hard to get worse than a tanking credit file which is what is happening from your description, but it's also why a FICO score is never ever the sole component from an underwriting perspective.

 

Actually if you look back at the anecdotal reports it's been shown you can get above 790 with an old late of various different degress, but nobody reaches that height with a collection or one of the worse records under FICO 8 which strongly correlates with the statement they're different scorecards.

 

They might not be different on FICO 04 and earlier, there were only 2 negative scorecards there IIRC which probably correspond to recent derog vs. not recent derog or similar.




        
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Thomas_Thumb
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Re: Thick/aged/filthy/high UT = 572 EX FICO8?

For those that want to see what's needed to drop below 400, CGID started a thread 2.5 years back titled something like "scoring a perfect Fico 300". You should be able to find it through a search. @jamie123 described his profile when he bottomed out at 350. Ok, found it - link pasted below.

https://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Understanding-FICO-Scoring/Scoring-a-perfect-300/m-p/4142829#M96948

 

Below is a link to a table on various published and real world score ranges for a variety of credit related scoring models.

https://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Understanding-FICO-Scoring/The-many-flavors-of-FICO-Editions-versio...

Fico 9: .......EQ 850 TU 850 EX 850
Fico 8: .......EQ 850 TU 850 EX 850
Fico 4 .....:. EQ 809 TU 823 EX 830 EX Fico 98: 842
Fico 8 BC:. EQ 892 TU 900 EX 900
Fico 8 AU:. EQ 887 TU 897 EX 899
Fico 4 BC:. EQ 826 TU 858, EX Fico 98 BC: 870
Fico 4 AU:. EQ 831 TU 872, EX Fico 98 AU: 861
VS 3.0:...... EQ 835 TU 835 EX 835
CBIS: ........EQ LN Auto 940 EQ LN Home 870 TU Auto 902 TU Home 950
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NRB525
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Re: Thick/aged/filthy/high UT = 572 EX FICO8?

First, closed accounts do not immediately report as maxed. What are the amounts owed on each, and the listed credit line when closed? The accounts are a debt, but they are separate from open accounts in overall utilization.

Does that change the calculations of overall utilization?

Second, with a long history of payments, that thickness of the age of the file prevents it from dropping terribly. That example at 350? Open the accounts, draw them fully and do not pay. You have to act fast in the full default to really drive down score. That is not the situation here. Paying on time for years gives you some score cred.
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
April 2022 EQ=811 TU=807 EX=805 - TU VS 3.0 765
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@NRB525 wrote:
First, closed accounts do not immediately report as maxed. What are the amounts owed on each, and the listed credit line when closed? The accounts are a debt, but they are separate from open accounts in overall utilization.


The 2 closed accounts have a $4600 balance on a $4000 limit and a $3300 balance on a $3000 limit.  All of the remaining open revolvers have similar balances with some just under their limit and the others just over.  The worst is a $1600 balance against a $1200 limit for something like 135% utilization.  The 2 closed accounts are both 120 days late currently and both are with Chase.  I don't know too much about how Chase handles such accounts, but I'd think by 180 days or so they'd likely get sent to collections?

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NRB525
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Re: Thick/aged/filthy/high UT = 572 EX FICO8?

Well for what it’s worth, when Chase closed my account with a balance, they left the limit at something like $16k and stopped balance chasing me on that account. But I never missed a payment on any account, so no bank was able to change terms on me. The APR that I had on each account ranged from fairly good to very good so that was a motivation to stay within terms. 

 

It sounds like our friend has ceased paying? What is the list of balances and student loan balances?

 

Does our friend have a plan for next steps? 

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
April 2022 EQ=811 TU=807 EX=805 - TU VS 3.0 765
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