•    I then added her to 3 of my credit cards as an authorized user. I choose the oldest with high credit limits.(I did not give her the cards to use-only added her as an authorized user for my own protection) BEFORE being added as an authorized user be SURE you know the credit history and habits of the owner of the account. If there is a late payment on their account this will be reflected on YOUR credit history! 

11. Pay your bills twice a month. Using too much of your credit limit at any given moment doesn’t look good. Suppose your limit is $3,000 and a month’s worth of havoc (car repair, doctor bills, plane ticket for kid to get to college) means you’ve charged up $2,900. Sure, you plan to pay in full by the 18th of the month – but until then it looks like you’re maxing out yet another card.
To avoid a late or missing payment each month, enroll in automatic payment with your service provider. Some service providers, such as student loan lenders, provide a financial incentive when you enroll in auto pay. For example, you may be eligible for a 0.25% interest rate deduction with your student loan lender when you enroll in automatic payments. If you have a choice to enroll in auto pay with your bank or directly your service provider, choose your service provider to ensure that your payment arrives on time each month.

Credit scoring involves complex calculations, and the more you know about how credit reports and credit scores work, the more you can take control of your own credit. In addition to knowing the most important factors considered in credit scoring, it can be helpful to know a few other facts about credit reports and credit scores. These components tend to be the most important:


No one can legally remove accurate and timely negative information from a credit report. You can ask for an investigation —at no charge to you — of information in your file that you dispute as inaccurate or incomplete. Some people hire a company to investigate for them, but anything a credit repair company can do legally, you can do for yourself at little or no cost. By law:

You may be wondering, what do they base these scores off of? It’s an important thing to answer since it could help you identify why your credit scores aren’t as high as you assumed they’d be. As outlined in Credit for Canadians, “Credit scoring involves assigning a value, usually points, to different factors that will be used to predict the likelihood of you paying your loan back as agreed.” And loan can mean any type of credit, such as a line of credit, credit card, mortgage, car loan, etc.
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Either way, you should always remove any errors or outdated information from your credit report — regardless of the actual effect on your score — as soon as you discover them. A clean credit report can give you peace of mind the next time you apply for a loan; you’ll know that an inaccurate credit score isn’t holding you back from qualifying for a better interest rate, saving you time and money in the long run.
Can you give me advice? I would like to buy a house the beginning of 2019. I got my chp 7 bk discharged in 2016. I only have a credit card and my car loan both have not had any late payment on. How do I boost my credit? Right now I am currently at 479, and I know I need to have at least 580 to qualify for some home loans. What can I do to achieve my goal of boosting my credit score?
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Let’s say Jason and Betsy both increased their credit line by $500. Jason’s balance was at zero, so he now has $1,000 in open credit that’s not being used. Betsy’s credit line was maxed out at $500, so the new credit line increase only gives her $500 in available credit. So, they both performed the same action, but will have very different outcomes.
Keep balances low: Aim to use 35% or less of your credit line to avoid lenders’ ire. (Of course, if you want to get on our Foolish good side, we’d love to see your debt levels at 0% after every billing cycle.) Before any major loan application process (mortgage, auto loan, etc.), get serious about paying down your debt. In this instance, usage of 10% or less is ideal. To keep balances low, postpone big purchases, keep card use to a minimum, and pay down as much debt as possible.
Pay your bills on time: delinquent payments, even if only a few days late, and collections can have a significantly negative impact on your FICO Scores. Use payment reminders through your banks' online portals if they offer the option. Consider enrolling in automatic payments through your credit card and loan providers to have payments automatically debited from your bank account.
The trade line will also contain particular account milestones, such as the date the credit was extended, the credit limit, the payment history, all levels of delinquency if any missed payments have occurred, and the total amount owed as of the last report. If a consumer closes an account, that account will typically remain on his or her credit report as a trade line for seven years, though in some cases they can go away sooner.
I have had my identity stolen and when I became aware of this I was almost 7,000.00 in DEBT, so after getting many letters from the credit card companies that I did not apply for these cards and my information was stolen.  Along with a Police Report I  typed many letters and got the cards  removed from my credit report But, As this happened I watched my credit score go DOWN VERY QUICKLY, I was shocked I was the victim and my credit score just kept going down, down, down. Now I have POOR credit I did obtain 3 credit cards and always pay the card off monthly, Does this help me by paying them off every month or not?? But just a note KEEP YOUR INFORMATION THAT IS PRIVATE, PRIVATE IN A SAFE!! THE PERSON WHO DID THIS WAS MY X PARTNER OF 17 YEARS.    
Improving your credit score can take time but the sooner you address the factors affecting your credit, the faster your score will increase. You can increase your scores by taking the necessary steps, like paying bills on time, keeping your credit utilization ratio low, and paying down debt. It can also be a good idea to keep unused credit cards open and only apply for new credit accounts when necessary. Finally, you might want to make sure your credit reports don’t contain any inaccuracies that can potentially hurt your scores.
I would disagree with this option, as a credit analyst its my job to investigate credit and determine customer eligibility for loans etc... typically creditors do not look for a card thats been used 1 time for $15 then never used again this kind of credit is disregarded and or not taken seriously. When we look to approve a consumer we look at several factors and what that makes a large impact is how they make their payments, the balance currently on all their revolving and installments and the history of payments. if you only charge a tiny amount and pay it off its going to show no history and therefore not be a heavy influence. in fact if you can handle it it is good to sometimes charge the card near max but then pay it off super fast. yes this well temp drop score however. it will show creditor your applying for that you can handle larger amounts and that you pay them down good and fast. 
Each of the 3 credit bureaus produces their own, separate credit report and their own separate credit score. That means one bureau’s report or score may not look like another’s report or score, especially since some creditors may report information to one or more bureaus at different times. This is why you have to contact all three credit bureaus when you are repairing your credit.
In Canada, credit scores range from anywhere between 300 (for those who are just getting started and are building their credit from the ground up) to 900 points, which is the highest credit score that can be attained. That said, anything over a score of 650 should qualify borrowers for typical loans, while a score under this mark will likely make it more difficult to get approved for a loan.
If there is inaccurate information on either of your reports, it could inadvertently lower your credit scores. So make sure all the information is correct. But if you see a mistake or something that isn’t up-to-date, first contact the lender to dispute it and get them to fix the reporting error to the bureau. If that doesn’t work, contact the bureau directly.
Following these tips will not only save you money but also teach you the valuable skills necessary to maintain a good credit score in your future. If you have bad credit, don’t give up on credit entirely. Instead, be responsible and stay educated about your accounts and scores so you can successfully handle your own finances and find a credit repair plan that works well for your situation.
It doesn’t cost anything to dispute mistakes or outdated items on your credit report. Both the credit reporting company and the information provider (the person, company, or organization that provides information about you to a credit reporting company) are responsible for correcting inaccurate or incomplete information in your report. To take advantage of all your rights, contact both the credit reporting company and the information provider.
If Jane has a history of perfect payments, but forgot to pay her bill one month, her score won’t be affected in nearly the same manner as Megan, who has a long string of late payments on her report. In fact, due to Jane’s great payment record, she may even be able to call up her credit card issuer and explain what happened to see if they will consider not reporting a late payment to the credit bureaus. Megan, on the other hand, won’t likely able to get that removed no matter how hard she tries, given her historical patterns.

If you've already used up your free credit reports for this year, you can order your credit reports directly from the credit bureaus for a fee. The bureaus all offer a three-in-one credit report that lists all three of your credit reports side-by-side. The three-in-one credit report costs more than a single credit report, but less than the combined price of purchasing your three individual credit reports.


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You may be wondering, what do they base these scores off of? It’s an important thing to answer since it could help you identify why your credit scores aren’t as high as you assumed they’d be. As outlined in Credit for Canadians, “Credit scoring involves assigning a value, usually points, to different factors that will be used to predict the likelihood of you paying your loan back as agreed.” And loan can mean any type of credit, such as a line of credit, credit card, mortgage, car loan, etc.

Get an unsecured or secured credit card if you have bad credit or a limited credit history. A new credit card reporting to the major credit bureaus can help build or rebuild credit history. Never max out new or old credit accounts. Make small monthly charges and pay them off on time or in full each month. Credit scores will increase as long as you keep the balance 10% or less of the available credit limit.

Hello, although I am 30+ I am fairly new to credit with scores of 731 695 and 703. since I waited so long to start utilizing credit I am now faced with denials due to lack of credit history. out of the 3 credit cards I have one being secured I have no negative reporting and have a utilization of 15%. I am asking what tradeline price is needed not to increase my score but to establish a seasoned record of some sort. 4 inquiries max if i can recall and a few store cards that were recieved through preapproved offers.
•    I then added her to 3 of my credit cards as an authorized user. I choose the oldest with high credit limits.(I did not give her the cards to use-only added her as an authorized user for my own protection) BEFORE being added as an authorized user be SURE you know the credit history and habits of the owner of the account. If there is a late payment on their account this will be reflected on YOUR credit history!
I don’t understand specifically what you’re asking, but I’ll try to answer. We don’t need your information, the banks do. In order to have you added as an authorized user, the banks will require the name, date of birth and social of the to-be authorized user (that is, you). In addition, we request legitimate copies of this information because consumers (not us) try to pull shenanigans, for example, giving us fake social security numbers. When that happens, it puts us at risk, our card holders at risk and other clients (like you, potentially) at risk by being associated with fraud. So, we vet our clients so as to protect them. Excuse me to suggest that you have it backwards, because if a company is not doing those things, they are suspect.

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While Borrowell and Credit Karma are great for providing a free credit rating but the scores they provide can be different than the scores the bank will pull. There is a roughly 50 point difference between my Credit Karma and Borrowell scores and the score provided to me by Transunion. It’s great for general info but it’s not exact. As well, you can get a free credit report, once a year, from both Transunion and Equifax. If you order a free report from Transunion in January then you can get another free report from Equifax in July and then order another one from Transunion again in January.
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Scoring models consider how much you owe and across how many different accounts. If you have debt across a large number of accounts, it may be beneficial to pay off some of the accounts, if you can. Paying down your debt is the goal of many who've accrued debt in the past, but even after you pay the balance down to zero, consider keeping that account open. Keeping paid-off accounts open can be a plus in your overall credit mix since they're aged accounts in good (paid-off) standing. You may also consider debt consolidation.
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To avoid a late or missing payment each month, enroll in automatic payment with your service provider. Some service providers, such as student loan lenders, provide a financial incentive when you enroll in auto pay. For example, you may be eligible for a 0.25% interest rate deduction with your student loan lender when you enroll in automatic payments. If you have a choice to enroll in auto pay with your bank or directly your service provider, choose your service provider to ensure that your payment arrives on time each month. 

You're the best. My mom added me as an authorized user to a couple of her cards (when I was 12, and she never even told me about it), but they're at 99% utilization and have late payments! I'm still in the process of trying to get myself removed from those, and getting those accounts completely removed from my credit report, not just listed as closed accounts. 
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