Hard inquiries stay on your credit report for two (2) years. They're used by lenders to track how often you're applying for credit during this period. The more applications, the more risk. As a result, each hard inquiry drops your score by 5-10 points. Fortunately, they only hurt your score for one year.
How long do hard inquiries last
Hard inquiries last on your credit report for two (2) years. Once you have too many, lenders will deny you for being too high of a risk. After one year (12 months), hard inquiries no longer affect your credit score. But lenders can still deny you for having too many (6 is usually considered too many).
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In some cases, we recommend speaking with a Credit Repair professional to analyze your credit report. It's so much less stress, hassle, and time to let professionals identify the reasons for your score drop.
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