Question: Do Lenders Use FICO Score Or Credit Score?

What is the difference between your FICO score and your credit score?

What is the difference between the Equifax Credit Score™ and the FICO® Score? The Equifax Credit Score uses a numerical range of 280 to 850, where higher scores indicate lower credit risk. The FICO Score uses a numerical range of 300 to 850, where higher scores also indicate lower credit risk.

Do creditors use FICO score?

FICO® scores are the credit scores most lenders use to determine your credit risk and the interest rate you will be charged. You have three FICO® scores, one for each of the three credit bureaus – Experian, TransUnion and Equifax. Basically, the higher your FICO® scores the less you can expect to pay for your loan.

Why do lenders use FICO scores?

FICO Scores help lenders quickly, consistently and objectively evaluate potential borrowers’ credit risk. So when you apply for credit or a loan, there’s a very good chance your lender will use your FICO Scores to help them decide whether to approve you, and what terms and rates you qualify for.

Is your FICO score the same as your Equifax score?

Equifax. Like Experian, Equifax is a major credit-reporting bureau. The bureau uses similar criteria as FICO to calculate these scores, but as with Experian, the exact formula is not the same. However, a high Equifax credit score typically indicates a high FICO score.

What is considered a good FICO score?

One of the most well-known types of credit score are FICO® Scores, created by the Fair Isaac Corporation. FICO® Scores are used by many lenders, and often range from 300 to 850. A FICO® Score of 670 or above is considered a good credit score, while a score of 800 or above is considered exceptional.

Which FICO score do mortgage lenders use?

Here are the specific versions of the FICO formula used by mortgage lenders: Equifax Beacon 5.0. Experian/Fair Isaac Risk Model v2. TransUnion FICO Risk Score 04.

What FICO score does Quicken Loans use?

Type of loanMinimum FICO®Score
Conventional620
FHA loan requiring 3.5% down payment580
FHA loan requiring 10% down payment500 – Quicken Loans®requires a minimum score of 580 for an FHA loan.
VA loanNo minimum score. However, most lenders, including Quicken Loans, will require that your score be at least 620

What FICO score do you need to buy a house?

Typical minimum FICO scores by mortgage type:

FHA Loan – 580+ credit score (500-579 score is possible but unlikely) VA Loan – 620+ credit score (some lenders require 580) USDA Loan – 640+ credit score. FHA 203K Loan – 620+ credit score.

How far off is Credit Karma?

Why is CreditKarma so far off from the TransUnion reported score (this is not recent – it has been this way for at least 45 days). Same thing with Equifax – with Credit Karma – it shows as 620. With Equifax directly – it shows as 715.

What is the most accurate credit score?

Credit Bureau Scores

For example, Experian provides the PLUS score which ranges from 330 to 830. TransUnion’s TransRisk Score ranges from 100 to 900, and your Equifax Score ranges from 280 to 850. The PLUS score and Equifax Scores are recommended for educational purposes only and are not actually used by lenders.

Is Experian credit score accurate?

The Experian PLUS score is a more accurate reflection of a person’s real credit history because Experian uses a person’s actual credit history that it has on record when calculating the score. However, lenders don’t use the Experian Plus score, it’s used only to educated consumers.

Which FICO score do credit cards use?

Auto lenders, for instance, often use FICO® Auto Scores, an industry-specific FICO Score version that’s been tailored to their needs. Most credit card issuers, on the other hand, use FICO® Bankcard Scores or FICO® Score 8. It turns out that the most widely used FICO score is the FICO Score 8, according to Fair Isaac.