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Improving Your Credit Rating Fast

Jul 12, 2008
How do you show lenders, employers and landlords that you're trustworthy, able to manage money and fulfill your promises? Your credit score. This is your financial report card on how well you keep promises and better yet, it's indicator of your responsibilities and how you handle them.

Your credit score will have the most repercussions on your life. This can be positive or negative. From being approved for a mortgage to an auto loan. The higher your credit score gets, the easier it will be to obtain any material item at the best possible rates. When you have a high score banks will throw money at you and are willing to gamble on flexible repayment terms because you've shown you are worthy.

Not everyone shares this luck. Many have a below average or poor credit score, however, there are steps you can take to improve your credit worthiness.

The credit score is determined by the all positive and negative information or trademarks that appear on your report. Some of the information will weigh more than other data, so when working to raise your credit score you want to start with those negative areas having the most impact.

1. The first obvious thing that you can do to improve your credit score is make payments on time. Creditors report payments to the credit agencies either every 30 days or every quarter. Therefore, you can pretty much guarantee if your bills are paid on time, your score will rise within 3 months.

2. Next, you want to review your report to see if there is not false information on there. Perhaps, your creditor has placed a negative trademark saying you paid late when you didn't. You want to write to the credit agency denying this and asking that it be corrected. Now, if you have proof, this can happen much quicker and they'll have no other choice but to update favorably. Without proof will take longer to correct.

3. You want to consider a pre-paid credit card. Now, their terms are not favorable to consumers, however, if you have a strategy in mind, I recommend getting a pre paid credit card for this purpose. Pre paid creditors will update records with the credit agencies every month. If you are making payments on time, this will raise your score quickly. Now strategize; you don't want to create a bigger problem by taking on debt that you cannot pay. So this pre paid credit card should have a low limit and only be used with the strategy of spending enough for you to create good responsible habits.

4. If you have a savings account with a minimum of $500 saved up, ask for a personal loan with your savings account as collateral. A bank loan is the perfect choice of showing responsible payment habits and will give you a significant boost in your credit rating.

There is really no quick fix or tricks that will boost your credit rating. It takes time to undo what you took years to create. While most people become unmotivated by this information, others will look at it with enthusiasm knowing in a minimum of 3 months, your credit rating can move up some points and you can start on a path of material riches.
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