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Why Oh Why Does Transunion Lag so Far Behind? And When Will It Improve?

Repairman
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Why Oh Why Does Transunion Lag so Far Behind? And When Will It Improve?

Over the past couple of months, I have watched both my Experian and Equifax scores shoot up significantly, and yet my Transunion score has only gained a small few points, and actually dropped, even more. There is now, an almost 50 point difference, in the negative, between my Transunion score and the others. It's driving me crazy!

 

A bit of history: I had 4 baddies on my report that I have been working through over the past several years. Tonight, I pulled all 3 bureau reports and examined them and discovered that ALL of my baddies have finally fallen off of all of my reports, with the exception of 1 baddie, still present ONLY on Transunion. It is a 120 day late from April 2014, on a closed account that I paid off completely back in June of 2014. The other bureaus have removed this delinquency already, but Transunion has not.

 

Am I right to assume that it should be removed by April of this year? Or would it be June of this year? 

 

I also have 5 recent inquiries on my report from the past year, and you guessed it, 4 of the 5 ONLY appear on Transunion, the 5th one ONLY appears on Equifax and none are on Experian. So my other files are basically immaculate, but Transunion is being held down, yes by the recent inquiries, but mostly by that delinquency from 7 years ago.

 

Why have the other bureaus blessed me with slightly early removals but Transunion insists on lingering behind? And how long will the inquiries continue to impact my score? Will they weigh me down for a full 2 years, or will the impact lessen any sooner?

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dunn2500
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Re: Why Oh Why Does Transunion Lag so Far Behind? And When Will It Improve?

mine is opposite......EQ and EX are behind

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LaHossBoss
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Re: Why Oh Why Does Transunion Lag so Far Behind? And When Will It Improve?


@Repairman wrote:

Over the past couple of months, I have watched both my Experian and Equifax scores shoot up significantly, and yet my Transunion score has only gained a small few points, and actually dropped, even more. There is now, an almost 50 point difference, in the negative, between my Transunion score and the others. It's driving me crazy!

 

A bit of history: I had 4 baddies on my report that I have been working through over the past several years. Tonight, I pulled all 3 bureau reports and examined them and discovered that ALL of my baddies have finally fallen off of all of my reports, with the exception of 1 baddie, still present ONLY on Transunion. It is a 120 day late from April 2014, on a closed account that I paid off completely back in June of 2014. The other bureaus have removed this delinquency already, but Transunion has not.

 

Am I right to assume that it should be removed by April of this year? Or would it be June of this year? 

 

I also have 5 recent inquiries on my report from the past year, and you guessed it, 4 of the 5 ONLY appear on Transunion, the 5th one ONLY appears on Equifax and none are on Experian. So my other files are basically immaculate, but Transunion is being held down, yes by the recent inquiries, but mostly by that delinquency from 7 years ago.

 

Why have the other bureaus blessed me with slightly early removals but Transunion insists on lingering behind? And how long will the inquiries continue to impact my score? Will they weigh me down for a full 2 years, or will the impact lessen any sooner?


TU has dropped lates thru 3/2014. Your 4/14 late should drop next month. Of course, worst case scenario would be April, but highly unlikely. It has nothing to do with which month you paid it off.

 

Each bureau drops lates differently.

 

EX drops entire strings of lates, which is very generous, but misleading as to what the other 2 bureaus do.

 

EQ does it's own thing. Sometines very early, sometimes right on the dot.

 

A 120d late hurts the entire 7 years and can definitely cause a 50 point difference.




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Repairman
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Re: Why Oh Why Does Transunion Lag so Far Behind? And When Will It Improve?


@LaHossBoss wrote:

@Repairman wrote:

Over the past couple of months, I have watched both my Experian and Equifax scores shoot up significantly, and yet my Transunion score has only gained a small few points, and actually dropped, even more. There is now, an almost 50 point difference, in the negative, between my Transunion score and the others. It's driving me crazy!

 

A bit of history: I had 4 baddies on my report that I have been working through over the past several years. Tonight, I pulled all 3 bureau reports and examined them and discovered that ALL of my baddies have finally fallen off of all of my reports, with the exception of 1 baddie, still present ONLY on Transunion. It is a 120 day late from April 2014, on a closed account that I paid off completely back in June of 2014. The other bureaus have removed this delinquency already, but Transunion has not.

 

Am I right to assume that it should be removed by April of this year? Or would it be June of this year? 

 

I also have 5 recent inquiries on my report from the past year, and you guessed it, 4 of the 5 ONLY appear on Transunion, the 5th one ONLY appears on Equifax and none are on Experian. So my other files are basically immaculate, but Transunion is being held down, yes by the recent inquiries, but mostly by that delinquency from 7 years ago.

 

Why have the other bureaus blessed me with slightly early removals but Transunion insists on lingering behind? And how long will the inquiries continue to impact my score? Will they weigh me down for a full 2 years, or will the impact lessen any sooner?


TU has dropped lates thru 3/2014. Your 4/14 late should drop next month. Of course, worst case scenario would be April, but highly unlikely. It has nothing to do with which month you paid it off.

 

Each bureau drops lates differently.

 

EX drops entire strings of lates, which is very generous, but misleading as to what the other 2 bureaus do.

 

EQ does it's own thing. Sometines very early, sometimes right on the dot.

 

A 120d late hurts the entire 7 years and can definitely cause a 50 point difference.


Thanks! That would be fantastic. How do you know Transunion dropped lates thru 3/14?

Message 4 of 36
LaHossBoss
Valued Contributor

Re: Why Oh Why Does Transunion Lag so Far Behind? And When Will It Improve?

@Repairman , also, inquiries ding your scores for 365 days. They remain on your CRs for 2 years ( 1st Sat of the 25 month (if I remember correctly lol) for EX - where they drop strings of lates, they have inquiries linger - sigh) and are still visibile to creditors and while they may not impact your score could possibly still be held against you when apping.




Starting Score: 2•20 | EQ 550 | TU 498 | EX 505
Current Score: 2•21 | EQ [F8 640] [F9 645] [EQ5 678] [VS3 651] | TU [F8 620] [F9 620] [TU4 683] [VS3 605] | EX [F8 612] [F9 651] [EX2 628] [VS3 589]
Goal Score: 670


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Message 5 of 36
LaHossBoss
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Re: Why Oh Why Does Transunion Lag so Far Behind? And When Will It Improve?


@Repairman wrote:

@LaHossBoss wrote:

@Repairman wrote:

Over the past couple of months, I have watched both my Experian and Equifax scores shoot up significantly, and yet my Transunion score has only gained a small few points, and actually dropped, even more. There is now, an almost 50 point difference, in the negative, between my Transunion score and the others. It's driving me crazy!

 

A bit of history: I had 4 baddies on my report that I have been working through over the past several years. Tonight, I pulled all 3 bureau reports and examined them and discovered that ALL of my baddies have finally fallen off of all of my reports, with the exception of 1 baddie, still present ONLY on Transunion. It is a 120 day late from April 2014, on a closed account that I paid off completely back in June of 2014. The other bureaus have removed this delinquency already, but Transunion has not.

 

Am I right to assume that it should be removed by April of this year? Or would it be June of this year? 

 

I also have 5 recent inquiries on my report from the past year, and you guessed it, 4 of the 5 ONLY appear on Transunion, the 5th one ONLY appears on Equifax and none are on Experian. So my other files are basically immaculate, but Transunion is being held down, yes by the recent inquiries, but mostly by that delinquency from 7 years ago.

 

Why have the other bureaus blessed me with slightly early removals but Transunion insists on lingering behind? And how long will the inquiries continue to impact my score? Will they weigh me down for a full 2 years, or will the impact lessen any sooner?


TU has dropped lates thru 3/2014. Your 4/14 late should drop next month. Of course, worst case scenario would be April, but highly unlikely. It has nothing to do with which month you paid it off.

 

Each bureau drops lates differently.

 

EX drops entire strings of lates, which is very generous, but misleading as to what the other 2 bureaus do.

 

EQ does it's own thing. Sometines very early, sometimes right on the dot.

 

A 120d late hurts the entire 7 years and can definitely cause a 50 point difference.


Thanks! That would be fantastic. How do you know Transunion dropped lates thru 3/14?


For me and my SO all lates have aged off thru 3/14 on TU. We have lots of baddies aging off, including lates. I have been working down over 300 lates (mostly from multiple student loans). I am down to 165.




Starting Score: 2•20 | EQ 550 | TU 498 | EX 505
Current Score: 2•21 | EQ [F8 640] [F9 645] [EQ5 678] [VS3 651] | TU [F8 620] [F9 620] [TU4 683] [VS3 605] | EX [F8 612] [F9 651] [EX2 628] [VS3 589]
Goal Score: 670


Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge

SO Starting Score: 2•20 | EQ 502 | TU 484 | EX 521
SO Current Score: 2•21 | EQ [F8 665] [F9 659] [EQ5 657] [VS3 655] | TU [F8 676] [F9 659] [TU4 644] [VS3 674] [VS4 658] | EX [F8 659] [F9 664] [EX2 640] [VS3 680]
Goal Score: 670 [X] TU


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Chandler455
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Re: Why Oh Why Does Transunion Lag so Far Behind? And When Will It Improve?

I can also confirm that trans union has deleted March, they must have done their house cleaning sometime throughout the month, Jan 1st it was still there for march. However I have gotten a lot of extra squeeze out of eq, they have been cleaning mine up 4 months early on theirs June is all I have left in general, eq does 3 months early

 

transunion is extremely frustrating, they have the best EE policy EXCEPT for lates

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Repairman
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Re: Why Oh Why Does Transunion Lag so Far Behind? And When Will It Improve?


@LaHossBoss wrote:

@Repairman wrote:

Over the past couple of months, I have watched both my Experian and Equifax scores shoot up significantly, and yet my Transunion score has only gained a small few points, and actually dropped, even more. There is now, an almost 50 point difference, in the negative, between my Transunion score and the others. It's driving me crazy!

 

A bit of history: I had 4 baddies on my report that I have been working through over the past several years. Tonight, I pulled all 3 bureau reports and examined them and discovered that ALL of my baddies have finally fallen off of all of my reports, with the exception of 1 baddie, still present ONLY on Transunion. It is a 120 day late from April 2014, on a closed account that I paid off completely back in June of 2014. The other bureaus have removed this delinquency already, but Transunion has not.

 

Am I right to assume that it should be removed by April of this year? Or would it be June of this year? 

 

I also have 5 recent inquiries on my report from the past year, and you guessed it, 4 of the 5 ONLY appear on Transunion, the 5th one ONLY appears on Equifax and none are on Experian. So my other files are basically immaculate, but Transunion is being held down, yes by the recent inquiries, but mostly by that delinquency from 7 years ago.

 

Why have the other bureaus blessed me with slightly early removals but Transunion insists on lingering behind? And how long will the inquiries continue to impact my score? Will they weigh me down for a full 2 years, or will the impact lessen any sooner?


TU has dropped lates thru 3/2014. Your 4/14 late should drop next month. Of course, worst case scenario would be April, but highly unlikely. It has nothing to do with which month you paid it off.

 

Each bureau drops lates differently.

 

EX drops entire strings of lates, which is very generous, but misleading as to what the other 2 bureaus do.

 

EQ does it's own thing. Sometines very early, sometimes right on the dot.

 

A 120d late hurts the entire 7 years and can definitely cause a 50 point difference.


What exactly does Experian drops entire strings of lates mean? 

Message 8 of 36
Chandler455
Frequent Contributor

Re: Why Oh Why Does Transunion Lag so Far Behind? And When Will It Improve?

It's experian, what it means is say you have a student loan or an auto loan, and you were late March April may June and July of 2014 consecutive lates are considered a "string" of lates by experian and delete all lates at once usually 3 months before 7 years from the first late in the string in contrast equifax and trans union treat each individual month as an individual delinquency and deletes them one by one by one equifax usually 3 months before 7 years and 1 month before 7 years for trans union 

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Message 9 of 36
Repairman
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Re: Why Oh Why Does Transunion Lag so Far Behind? And When Will It Improve?


@Chandler455 wrote:

It's experian, what it means is say you have a student loan or an auto loan, and you were late March April may June and July of 2014 consecutive lates are considered a "string" of lates by experian and delete all lates at once usually 3 months before 7 years from the first late in the string in contrast equifax and trans union treat each individual month as an individual delinquency and deletes them one by one by one equifax usually 3 months before 7 years and 1 month before 7 years for trans union 


Got it. Thanks for the info!

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