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Credit Inquiries and FICO Scores

Can credit inquiries hurt FICO scores? The short answer is yes. Racking up large numbers of inquiries can lower your score. The FICO models consider them significant because extensive behavioral research has shown that consumers who are seeking new credit accounts are riskier and more prone to defaults. Statistically, people with six or more inquiries on their credit reports can be up to eight ...

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