Raise Credit Score in 30 Days

By: Ryan

If you are preparing to raise your credit score, there are certain strategies you can do to if your bad credit in as little as 30 days. In some instances you can raise you score 100 points or more within 72 hours. How you go about doing this depends on what your credit report currently looks like.

The first step to fixing your credit is to download a copy of your credit report from the Annual Credit Report website. If you are working to raise your credit score because you are planning on applying for an auto loan or mortgage in the near future, it is recommended to review your credit report from all three credit reporting agencies - Equifax, Trans Union and Experian. The information on all three of these reports will slightly vary.

If you currently have a below average credit score, some of the raise credit score strategies that you are recommended will have a greater impact than if you have a good credit score. For example, one quick fix is to reduce your credit-to-debt ratio. This is the total and individual amount of credit that has been extended to you, compared to how much you actually use. A credit card with a $5,000 credit limit with a $2,500 outstanding balance, for example, would equate to a 50 percent credit-to-debt ratio. Ideally you want to be below 30 percent or this will affect your credit score negatively.

If are currently maxing out your credit cards, then reducing this ratio just a bit could immediately improve your credit score by as much as 150 points, If, however, your credit-to-debt ratio is less than 40 percent, reducing this ratio will not have much of an impact. This will get you started, but there are plenty of raise credit score techniques that will allow you to significantly increase your credit within 30 days.

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