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Q&A: How often does Credit Karma update your credit score?

Updated on January 8, 2024

Question: How often does Credit Karma update your credit score?

Answer: Credit Karma typically updates your credit score and report information once a week. So, if you’re keeping a close eye on your score, you can expect to see changes or updates roughly every seven days. However, it’s essential to note that while Credit Karma updates weekly, the credit bureaus (like Equifax and TransUnion) might not always have new data for you every week. This means that even if you log in to Credit Karma weekly, you might not always see a change in your score or report.

Why’s that? Well, lenders and creditors don’t report to the credit bureaus every single day. They usually do it once a month or even less frequently. So, if none of your account information has changed since the last time Credit Karma pulled your data, your score and report might remain the same.

It’s also worth mentioning that Credit Karma uses the VantageScore 3.0 model, which might differ slightly from other scoring models like FICO. So, if you’re comparing scores from different sources, you might notice some discrepancies.

In any case, while it’s great to monitor your credit regularly, try not to stress over weekly fluctuations. Focus more on the long-term trends and factors impacting your score. And if you ever spot something fishy or off, it’s always a good idea to dig deeper.

Hope that clears things up! If you’ve got more burning questions, just shoot!

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