Credit Rating Improved in 30 Days

By: Mike Clover

Did you know you can improve your credit rating in 30 days? Most people don't know what to do to get their rating up quickly. There are some tricks you can do to your personal credit report to increase your credit score with ease. In this article I am going to discuss how you can do this within 30 days. Keep in mind while you are doing this process I am about to discuss make sure you are not charging up your credit cards, and make sure you are not late on any of your obligations that report to all 3 credit bureaus.

Paying down credit card debt
Since amount owed on debt that reports to credit bureaus accounts for 30% of your overall credit score, this is what we will attack first. This is the quickest way to increase your credit rating if you are about to make a purchase and need that credit score higher. If you have some money in savings, take that money and pay down any credit cards that are above 30% of your allowed credit limit. If you can pay them off, your credit rating will sky rocket. Let's assume you can't pay them off, make sure you pay down the credit cards that have the highest balance owed.

Increase your credit card limits
This is a little trick that I have done for myself. I have increased credit limits at times when I did not have the money to pay down my debt at the time. The trick is to get your credit card balances below the 30% allowed credit limit threshold. Typically when you do this you will see about a 20 to 30 point increase in your overall credit rating. I know it sounds crazy to increase your credit limit on credit cards to get your score up, but it will do the job.

Get a letter to delete collections from creditor
If you have not done a credit check lately go ahead and do so. Once you have got a copy of your credit report with all 3 credit scores, look at it and determine if you have anything that has gone to collection. Always start with the most recent collections and small balances owed first. Typically medical and apartment collections are the easiest to get removed from a credit report. The reason is the collection companies usually are more willing to give you a letter once paid or settled to remove any record from TranUnion, Equifax and Experian. Once you have paid in full or settled on debt, make sure the collection company gets you a letter to delete. After you receive this letter you send a copy of the letter to all three credit bureaus to remove any record of the collection. This process will increase your credit rating around 10 to 15 points, depending on how many collections you get a letter for.

Once you have gone through this entire process make you do a credit check to see where you stand after 60 days. The results will surprise you because you will have an increase in your overall credit rating.

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