If you thought it was hard to qualify for loans and obtain credit in 2010, wait until 2011, when lenders start using freshly updated, more rigorous versions of two popular credit-scoring systems.
Fair Isaac, creator of the widely used FICO score, recently rolled out an enhanced version of one of its key credit scores, the FICO 8 Mortgage Score. This new score may make it tougher for many consumers to secure home loans.
Meanwhile, another credit score growing in popularity, the VantageScore, is also undergoing significant modification and will be available to lenders starting in January 2011.
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For more on credit scoring and related topics, see these AOL Real Estate guides:
- Disputing Credit-Report Errors
- Maintaining a Stable Credit Score
- How to Get a Home Loan With Bad Credit
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