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Ever wonder why there are so many different types of credit scores?

Billy Alt - Wednesday, November 08, 2017
BECAUSE IT’S BIG BUSINESS… Credit score formulas are highly complex and are closely guarded industry secrets, but they all do the same: predict the likelihood of you paying back a debtor on or ahead of time. FICO Score - There are 49 different FICO scores, each with different calculations. FICO scores range between 350 and 850, with 850 being a perfect credit score. All of the versions of the FICO score use your credit files from each of the major credit r ..

Removal of Civil Judgments and Tax Liens-will my score increase?

Billy Alt - Monday, June 26, 2017
With the Removal of Civil Judgements and Some Tax Liens, what will the credit reporting changes do to credit scores? Not as much as you would think. As you probably already know, the "Big 3 Credit Bureaus" are making required changes to the criteria used to report a tax lien and/or civil judgment. It is anticipated that already reporting tax liens and/or civil judgments that do not meet the new criteria will be removed from the 3 consumer credit reporting agenc ..

Your Credit Mix determines 10% of the FICO Score

Billy Alt - Friday, May 13, 2016
FICO FACTS from Billy Alt, President 700 Credit Repair- Your Credit Mix determines 10% of the FICO Score FICO Scores will consider your mix of credit cards, retail accounts, installment loans, finance company accounts and mortgage loans. It's not necessary to have one of each, and it's not a good idea to open credit accounts you don’t intend to use. The credit mix usually won’t be a key factor in determining ..

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