What is the credit score required for HELOC?

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    A FICO® Score of 680 or higher is recommended for a home equity line of credit (HELOC). A HELOC is a kind of second mortgage you can take out against the equity of your home. Equity is how much of the home you actually own: the amount you will receive after paying off your remaining mortgage as per the current market value of your home.
    Lenders usually let you borrow up to 80% of your home equity. You need to repay this loan through fixed installments. If you miss or fail to make these payments, you may end up with a foreclosure.

    There is no minimum set credit score you need to get approved for a HELOC. Some lenders may require a higher credit score. Some may even approve your loan with a score of less than 680. This depends on your income and cash reserves as well as currently owed debts. Your credit score is an important but not the only factor that decides your odds of approval for loans.

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