FICO reveals behaviors behind sterling credit scores
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Tight mortgage lending standards have dashed the hopes of many would-be homebuyers, but the developers of the most popular credit risk score today revealed some habits and behaviors of “high achievers” with FICO scores above 785.

More than 50 million people — about a quarter of all people with credit scores — are considered high achievers and tend to have “strikingly similar” credit habits regardless of background or life experience, San Jose, Calif.-based Fair Isaac Corp. said.

Some of these habits are fairly predictable: They keep low revolving balances relative to their available credit, don’t max out their credit cards, and consistently make payments on time.

But high achievers are not debt-free. They have an average of seven credit cards, including open and closed accounts, and carry balances…………… continues on

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