When you apply for a mortgage, ask your lender if it's using the new FICO Mortgage Score.
It could give you a better shot at a mortgage or home equity loan, especially if you are a non-traditional credit consumer .
The new FICO Mortgage Score considers a shift in consumer credit behavior and is 7.5 percent more predictive of how a borrower will handle a mortgage than the old FICO Score, according to analysis by CEB TowerGroup, a research and advisory firm.
The research reveals if more lenders switch to the new score, more consumers could qualify for home loans, at less risk to lenders.
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