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FICO Is About To Change Credit Scores. Here's Why It Matters

The firm says 40 million Americans' scores will drop by more than 20 points, and a similar number will rise.

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Roughly 40 million Americans are likely to see their credit scores drop by 20 points or more. An equal number should go up by as much. courtneyk/Getty Images hide caption

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FICO Is About To Change Credit Scores. Here's Why It Matters

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