BE AWARE - DON'T CONFUSE YOUR CREDIT SCORE WITH "EDUCATIONAL" SCORES.

WHY DOES TRANSUNION SAY MY CREDIT SCORE IS 753 WHEN MY FICO SAYS MY TRANSUNION SCORE IS 692? I PULLED BOTH SCORES ON THE SAME DAY.
BOTH CREDIT REPORTS CONTAIN THE SAME INFORMATION. WHICH SCORE IS RIGHT, AND WHICH ONE ARE LENDERS GOING TO USE?


The reason you're seeing a discrepancy is because you purchased scores from two different scoring systems. The score you buy from TransUnion is their consumer version of your credit score, but it's not your credit score.

Many different websites sell different credit scores to consumers In fact, you may be surprised to know just how many different credit scores are sold to consumers - most of which are never used by lenders.

Just be sure to check your actual Credit score before applying for a loan - this is the best way for you to know what the lenders will base their terms on.

What does the difference in the two scores you pulled mean to you? Well, don't demand a lender's best rates based on your TransUnion credit score of 733! Your credit score of 689 is the score you should be basing your expectations on. Generally, a credit score above 720 will qualify you for good rates on most loans. To see how better scores translate to savings on home and auto loans

Before getting a loan for a major purchase, such as a home, you should check all three of your credit scores. Equifax, Experian and TransUnion data. scores - one from each major credit bureau - when evaluating your loan application.

At that point, don't try to save a few dollars by buying the cheapest credit score you can find. Knowing your credit scores can help you estimate what your monthly mortgage payments will look like and help you determine if you can truly afford a home.

We know credit scores can be confusing enough without having to figure out if you're buying a FICO score.

Many credit scores even try to mimic the FICO score range so they look very similar to FICO scores.

Remember that FICO scores always say "FICO" when describing the score. We hope this helps you make sense of your credit scoring options.

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