That's very commendable of you to handle your daughter's financial problems that way. I used to be employed as a loan officer in finance, but things have changed so much in the last 20-30 years. I accomplished something very similar to her situation, but I started in the fair range on scoring. I raised mine 204 points in less than 9 months. Thanks for passing along this great advice and experience.
Tradelines can be used in situations where you have a few blemishes, such as late payments, foreclosures, collections. In these scenarios you will have to purchase several tradelines and enough time would have to pass to reduce the impact. It is always a great idea to know the credit requirements of your lender before you apply so that you do not end up wasting your time and money. If you talk to your lender and ask enough questions you will be able to find out what the requirements are and whether you will qualify or not.
You should look for their brand. You should be sure that their website has a lot of content. Look for their faces on the site. Look for direct contact information. Once you have a level of comfort, you should call them (don’t let them hide behind emails… get on the phone so you can use your judgment and evaluate their worthiness for your business).
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Once you have your credit reports, read through them completely. If you have a long credit history, your credit reports might be several pages long. Try not to get overwhelmed by all the information you're reading. It's a lot to digest, especially if you're checking your credit report for the first time. Take your time and review your credit report over several days if you need to.
There are a lot of companies as well as random people on the net especially Craigslist that offer tradeline services. Since tradelines are one of the easy ways to improve credit score, anyone who has discovered them has the ability to offer them. After all, it only takes access to someone with credit cards that have good history, limits, and perfect payment histories.
Credit Karma uses TransUnion for their credit scores. Since all scoring models are not the same, my score may have changed in different ways with the other two major credit bureaus, Equifax and Experian. I think it’s also important to stress that you can do exactly as I did to a “T,” but your score still may not change in the exact same manner. Everyone’s score is affected in different ways, even though you may be taking the exact same actions. Sound confusing? Don’t worry, it is. Here are some examples on how this can happen: