Credit, an Evil Necessity

A Study in How to Increase Your Credit Score

A lot of people today are recent to the personal life of financial credit, and credit worthiness. The United States credit is determined by the FICO score, which is the Fair Isaac Corp score. The average credit score in the U.S. is 675 to 677. People with crucial scores above 700 bring very low interest rates, whereas those scores below six hundred cause the highest interest rates. In the U.S. the aggregate score can be between 300 and 800. Do you know where your number is at?

Credit, an Evil Necessity

The best way to have a high credit score is to have little credit and pay large amounts on it monthly. Notice that I did not say pay it off monthly. Most credit issuing corporations only report every three months. The best scores are those paid on time, with less than 50% of the available credit being used. The other common ways to keep a higher score is not to apply for a lot of credit. Every time you officially apply for credit you lose a point. The top ways to keep a high score are not to open new accounts since they may lower your score by as much as ten points at a time, Do not max your credit limits which may lower your score by as much as 70 points, pay on time, and pay more than the minimum amount needed. The average American can increase every open account by 3 points per month by paying on time, basically paying more than required, and having 60% or lower open credit on books.

To cause the best rates you want to stay above 700 FICO points. That is not always easy if you do not keep a tight track on your credit, open accounts, available balances, and how often you actually apply for credit. When it is critical time to repair your credit score, do not expect dramatic changes to take place overnight. You need to create slow changes and make them practices. It will take months to improve a bad FICO score.

Here are seven means to maximize your credit score. These seven methods are, openly talking to your lender to affect the best rates so you spend less up front, use the financial credit reporting system that uses FICO reporting which is Equifax. Experian and Transunion have their particular methods and formulas. 25% of all financial credit reports are inaccurate and you need to investigate your individual credit report often. Pay on time, and never be late with those payments. These late payments along with bankruptcies and foreclosures are going to be used as one third of your score. Pay down your balances as much as possible. The balances that you have again count as one third of your score. Keep your older accounts open since they count for fifteen percent of your overall score. Finally do not open new accounts if you can go without since it lowers your score and counts for ten percent of your overall score.

I have improved my credit worthiness score”FICO” by more than 100 points in the last 2 years. I have had to increase it steadily and deliberately to get the result that I definitely expected. I, at one point, was in a fortunate position to help different people secure mortgages, and it is amazing how poorly, we as Americans, go about preserving our credit.

I hope from this information, it helps some with an easy to pursue method and practices to increase their credit worthiness and scores without trying any bogus systems that are out there making wild promises.