Fast Credit Repair Tips

By: Ryan

Many companies and programs are offering fast credit report tips, however they often come with a hefty price tag. There are many things the average consumer can do to make improvements without the help of a professional. If you have the time and a some organizational skills, and a do-it-yourself attitude, you can increase your credit score rather quickly. In some cases the results can be a couple days, but within 30 days significant improvements can be made.

The first step is to access a copy of your credit report and review it for errors. Seventy-five percent of credit reports include inaccurate information. One in four reports include errors that actually hurt you in a negative way, so pay particular attention to loans that you never took out, credit cards that should have been closed years ago, and late payments on accounts that you've always been on time for. If there is something as serious as a bankruptcy filing that does not belong to you, that is something that would take immediate priority, as you might be a victim of identity theft.

After you have reviewed your credit report there are two directions to go to implement fast credit repair strategies. The first is to figure out what is causing your credit score to be where it is and work on ways to change that. Once you determine the problem areas, then you can use fast credit repair tips to fix those areas. For example:
- Is your available credit to debt ratio high?
- Are there several indications of late payments?
- Is there a history of using credit?
- Have you been active with the accounts that are open?

The second thing to do is to dispute credit report errors that do exist on your credit report. By law, you are entitled to an accurate credit report, and the agency that supplies this documentation is required to respond to any concerns you bring up to them.

Because the credit agencies must be able to find conclusive evidence in order to support any negative information, it is entirely possible to have things you actually did removed from your report. For example, if there is a history of late payments on a credit card from 5 years ago, there's a good chance that the credit card company may not have any proof of those late payments on file. Therefore, by law, the credit reporting agency must remove the negative information from your report. As a result your credit score will instantly improve.

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