A recent past due payment is more damaging than a missed or late payment from a year or more ago.
A recently past due payment can cause a drop of 90-150 points on a FICO score of 780 or higher.
Why did my credit score drop for no reason?
A drop of 15-20 points or more could be due to higher balances reported on one or more of your credit cards – or it could indicate fraud or something negative impacting your credit scores” adds Detweiler. When your credit score has taken a dive, it’s time to take a closer look and possibly take action.
How can my credit score dropped 100 points?
From a score in the upper 600s, a single late payment can lower a score by as much as 80 points, while a score in the high 700s can fall by more than 100 points. A newly maxed-out card can take up to 50 points off a high score, or a loss of 10-30 points from a lower score.
Why did my Equifax score drop?
One of your accounts has been sent to collections.
Similar to a late payment, the higher your credit score, the more points it could drop as a result of a collection. The amount you owe on the collection could also impact how significant of a drop your credit score experiences.
How many points does a default take off your credit score?
A missed payment on a bill or debt would lose you at least 80 points. A default is much worse, costing your score about 350 points. A CCJ will lose you about 250 points. For most CCJs, there will already be a debt with a default on your record, so this hit is in addition to the harm caused by the default.