For most credit-scoring models, including VantageScore 3.0 and FICO, the highest credit score possible is 850.
We were able to speak to two Americans who belong to the exclusive FICO 850 Club: Brad Stevens of Austin, Texas, and John Ulzheimer of Atlanta.
Is it possible to get a 850 credit score?
A FICO® Score of 850 is well above the average credit score of 704. An 850 FICO® Score is nearly perfect. You still may be able to improve it a bit, but while it may be possible to achieve a higher numeric score, lenders are unlikely to see much difference between your score and those that are closer to 850.
Does anyone have a 900 credit score?
A credit score of 900 is either not possible or not very relevant. The number you should really focus on is 800. On the standard 300-850 range used by FICO and VantageScore, a credit score of 800+ is considered “perfect.” That’s because higher scores won’t really save you any money.
What percentage of the population has a credit score over 800?
As of April 2017, 20.7 percent of Americans have a FICO score above 800, according to data from FICO. This makes a record high percentage of people with credit scores over 800 and correlates directly to lower delinquency rates, meaning fewer people are falling behind on their credit and loan payments.
What is a perfect credit score 2019?
Commonly used FICO scores range from around 300 to 850. If you have a score of 700 or above, you’re at least in the “good” range, meaning you’re considered prime and will typically qualify for a loan.