Tag Archive: Credit Score

Credit Score Influence of High Utilization on One Single Card and Statement Balance on Many Cards



Recently I conduct a small test about credit scores focusing on the two following points: It is often said that credit scores will be reduced if your many credit cards all have statement balance. Is it true? If the answer is yes, how much influence is it? How much influence should High Utilization Ratio of one single card make? The…
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How Do Charge Cards Affect Utilization and Credit Score?

Will the Charge Card be calculated into Balance? How does Charge Card calculate the credit limit? Will Charge Card affect the Credit Score? This is a very very common issue, but different people hold different ideas, it’s hard to reach a consensus. In this post, we will have a look on that. We all know that Amex issued some good Charge…
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New Student Special: Introduction to FICO Credit Score Model

In the previous post we showed the general concepts of credit score and credit history and specifically mentioned that FICO credit score was most authentic important to you. This post is going to figure out how is FICO credit score calculated. Overview The most widely used FICO model is FICO 8 in which the percentages of the credit score are listed blow:…
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New Student Special: Brief Introduction to Credit Score and Credit Report

It’s a commonplace but a unavoidable topic. I tried to help you digest the most important concepts through this post. The specific questions about credit score calculation will be answered at the next article! Briefly, it is: Credit Score = Credit Report + Score Calculation Model Credit report is, haha, a snitch recorded by the banker on your credit history….
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Does Credit Limit Increase Needs a Hard Pull (2015.6 Updated)

Credit Limit Increase (CLI) can make normal spending more smoothly, and by indirectly decreasing the utilization, you might improve your credit score because of this. Some banks, however, pull the credit report from one of the credit bureaus when you request a CLI, it’s called Hard Pull (HP), which is somewhat harmful to your credit history. So it’s necessary to figure out which…
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