Why Did My Credit Score Drop 50 Points

Updated: 11th June, 2022
Ashley Astors
Verified Collections Expert

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Pulling your credit report is the first step to identifying why your score dropped 50 points.

You can identify all recent negative items that may have affected your score, leading to the drop. Remember that the most common reason for a 50 point drop is due to balance changes.

There are 6 main reasons why your Credit Score dropped.

  1. You spent more money with your credit cards.
  2. You missed a payment on one of your accounts.
  3. A negative mark appeared on your credit report.
  4. An old credit card account closed.
  5. You paid off loans (student, card, personal, etc).
  6. You recently applied for a new loan or card (and a hard inquiry appeared on your report).
  7. In all of these scenarios, the #1 way to find out which affected your score drop is by reviewing your report with a professional.

In all of these scenarios, the #1 way to find out which affected your score drop is by reviewing your report with a professional.

Why Did My Credit Score Go Up 50 Points?

A 50 point jump in your score is likely due to errors on your credit being successfully disputed and removed. While you can dispute mistakes yourself, it can be difficult and time-consuming. The fastest (& easiest) way to do it is with help from a credit professional like Credit Glory.

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