What credit score do you need to make the lowest down payment? In some cases, a lower credit score may require you to make a bigger down payment. To get an FHA loan, the minimum score for you to make a minimum down payment is 580.
The average borrower refinancing a conventional loan has a 728 credit score. These are both a far cry from the minimum 350 credit score. To put this in perspective, let’s look at the average FHA credit score for both a purchase and refinance.
Re: Conventional Loan Minimum Credit Score The absolute maximum for conventional is 50% right now with very strong compensating factors (like 740+ credit scores, large down payment over 20% down, lots of cash in reserves, etc.), so it’s more likely to be the general purpose 45% max.