Thank you. I thought my scores were better than they are and I contacted a mortgage lender who said my scores were much lower than I thought. He said to pay off all negative open accounts. Most are medical bills. He also said that even with a car loan and a secured card and Fingerhut it is not enough trade lines. He suggested I open another secured card. Use one for gas and the other for fun/groceries. He said charge no more than 30% on each only if there is the money present to pay it off when I get home that day. If so, pay all but $5 immediately. He said that plus the debt should help within a few months to raise my score in addition to keeping the existing items current. My husband has a tax lien so I promptly made arrangements for that and have applied for and was approved for a second secured card as well. I just have to wait until payday to fund it and then will work to pay off these debts and build my score. Hoping for some big results in six months.
The starting point is to request your credit report and check it for errors. If there are any errors, dispute them and have them rectified. Following this, you should ensure you pay your bills on time as this is the most important factor impacting your score. Lower your credit usage across the board so your credit utilization is decreased. If you can stay disciplined with credit, increase your credit limit and the variety of credit, gradually.
Even if the bank underwriter chose to violate the law and ignore the existence of the AU tradelines in your credit report, it is nearly impossible for them to physically change your credit score. Obviously, nearly every loan approval is based on the credit score. Therefore, you should still be in a good position to receive a loan approval. Just be sure the rest of your application meets the underwriting requirements (income, job history, etc).
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The total amount charged to you will depend on how many items on your credit report(s) you choose to have us correct or have investigated. CRA charges you after an item is deleted/corrected. This payment covers all of the work fully and completely rendered as described in Paragraph 1, CRA's Scope of Services, and section titled "pay for results", "Optional credit services" and "Identity Protection" are due at the completion of each deletion/correction or Optional service completed.
Step 2: Tell the creditor or other information provider, in writing, that you dispute an item. Include copies (NOT originals) of documents that support your position. Many providers specify an address for disputes. If the provider reports the item to a consumer reporting company, it must include a notice of your dispute. And if the information is found to be inaccurate, the provider may not report it again.
We don’t provide lists, because that is putting our sales goals above your credit goals. If anyone is giving you a list, that’s what they’re doing: putting their sales goals above your credit goals. We’ve written about tradelines lists previously. Speaking of goals, you should try our new tradeline and credit analysis tool, which will help you determine if tradelines are right for you. Also, if you have a CPN, we can’t and won’t work with you 🙁 So, hope that was helpful information.
If your credit score truly falls on the low side, bear in mind that time is on your side, as long as you use that time to your advantage. If you do have a history of late payments, you need to turn that trend around and start making sure your bills are paid on time. Sign up for online payments, make a note in your calendar, and keep close track of your bank account savings and spending. In short, do what you need to do to get those monthly bills paid on time. Once you do this for several months, you'll start seeing an improvement in your credit score.
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"I then added her to 3 of my credit cards as an authorized user. I choose the oldest with high credit limits.(I did not give her the cards to use-only added her as an authorized user for my own protection) BEFORE being added as an authorized user be SURE you know the credit history and habits of the owner of the account. If there is a late payment on their account this will be reflected on YOUR credit history!"
We used Boost My Score to help our clients in our company to help improve their credit. The improvement they were able to accomplish were outstanding. Not only were they able to qualify for higher loans for a better house but also get them a lower interest rate. We would absolutely recommend them for anyone looking to increase their scores within a short period of time.
How fast you’re able to increase your credit score depends on why it’s the number that it currently is. For instance, if you’re just starting to build credit after not having any at all, you can raise your credit score rather quickly by just using credit and making payments on time and in full every month. As you add more credit cards and don’t use them – or only make small charges with them – your total debt compared to the amount of available credit lowers, thereby increasing your credit score.
What can and DOES change is whether you have a collector pursuing you for the debt. If you are talking about a dormant account that has been in collections and has finally been left alone with no collections activity for a few years, messing with it can be problematic from the point of view that the collections people will start pestering you again to see if they can get money and if the SOL isn't up, they can start reporting on it again which can affect your score or they could even file suit if your state SOL isn't up.

Concentrate on performance factors: Payment punctuality and credit use levels account for 65% of the scoring equation. That’s why, even if you change nothing else, being an on-time, low-spending Goody Two-shoes for a while will do wonders for your reputation. The blow to your score for any 30- or 60-day late payments in the past year will begin to diminish after you mail the cheque and rectify your wrong. Recovering from a 90-day late payment (a ding that can be as damaging to your score as bankruptcy) will take longer. But it will fade to black eventually, particularly if your more recent payment habits are pristine.
You can get your credit report from each of the three major reporting agencies—Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion—for free once a year at annualcreditreport.com. But credit reports don’t include your actual credit score—you usually have to pay for those. However, I recently joined Credit Karma, at creditkarma.com, where you can actually get it for free!
First, the basics: A key component of your score is your credit-utilization ratio—the amount you owe on your credit cards as a proportion of your card limits. Utilization is calculated for individual cards and in the aggregate for all your card accounts. The lower your utilization ratio, the better. According to FICO, consumers with scores of 800 or higher (standard FICO and VantageScore credit scores range from 300 to 850) use an average 7% of their credit limits.
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