Credit Score Article
How To Improve Your Credit Score
We all get reminders in the mail by the way of a bill to make our monthly payments. The monthly credit card statement will show our purchases over the last month. Make sure you review it to make sure there are no errors or information that is incorrect. If you are interested in obtaining more credit and apply for a higher limit and are denied, you may want to look at your credit score.
If you have no idea what your credit is, request a copy of your credit report and review it. Make sure all the information is correct. If there are errors you will want to contact the agency and let them know. They will then ask you to submit a letter asking for the information to be corrected and why.
Then check back in 30 days, to make sure the information has been corrected. If not, you will need to write them another letter. This may end up being an involved process because you usually have to write to them several times, before the information is corrected.
There are ways that you can improve your credit rating such as making your payments on time and keeping the balance on your credit cards low. You will need to work on improving your credit card, as there is no quick fix.
If you want to obtain more credit there are ways you can do this .It is best to request a higher limit on your current card rather than collecting more cards. You certainly can collect more cards, but you are still responsible for making those payments and it will not help your credit score.
Most likely the lower your credit score the higher the interest payment. You will end up paying more money. Also you may end up with a lot of credit cards with little to no balances on them which will not help you either. Creditors are looking for history of payments. If you use the card, they want to make sure you are making payments in a timely fashion and are meeting or exceeding the payment requested.
You may want to pay more than the minimum monthly requirement. The credit card company keeps track of your payments and will take note if you are able to pay more than the amount requested. This will demonstrate to them that you deserve more credit because you are choosing to pay more than you have to.
If you continually request an increase in your credit limit and keep getting denied you will need to inquire as to why and what you can do to improve your credit score. You may be surprised by the response as your creditor may have incorrect or outdated information.