- For example: Consumer says: "What happens if I pay down my Visa account or provide proof that I was never late on my mortgage?"
Clicking Order on the What-If row will open a new window allowing you to edit specific account information fields.
- Note: The What-If Simulator defaults to an Immediate time frame, meaning that any changes you make will be done using our Rapid Update service.
Example 1: Simulating a Balance Change on an Account
For this example we will be using a GEMB Credit Card account.
- Click inside the Balance field, and type a new balance (e.g. Zero). Press Enter and the Forcast credit score is updated automatically at the top of the page.
- The What-if Simulator also allows you to simulate other actions. You can Close an account, change the account's Payment Method. and even Delete an account to forcast possible scoring changes.
- Note: Do NOT click the Delete this record box unless you have proof that the account does not belong to the consumer and
should be deleted from the credit file permanently.
If you would like to try a different sequence of actions, you can click the Start Over button at anytime to begin again.
Your Actions are recorded on the right hand side of the screen, in the sequence performed:
- Remember: Every action modifies the results of a previous action. Removing actions or performing them in a different order may produce different results.
Example 2: Creating a New Credit Account
Clicking on the Open a New Account button will allow you to simulate the effect that opening a new credit account may have on the applicant's score:
- Opening a new credit account will change the timeframe from Immediate to in 1 month. since new accounts typically take at least one month to be reported:
- If you have an urgent timeframe for results Follow the actions recommended exactly and request a Rapid Update. with the assistance of Avantus personnel.
- If you have NO immediate timeframe and can wait at least a month to see results, follow the actions recommended precisely and wait for the credit bureaus to update the borrower's file electronically at the end of every month. The score will always change over time as information is updated, added, or deleted.
If you have questions about our credit score improvement tool CreditXpert, or any of our mortgage credit products and services, feel free to give us a call at 800-243-0120.