Here are ways that you can quickly increase your credit scores.
Ask for higher credit limits. When your credit limit goes up and your balance stays the same, it instantly lowers your overall credit utilization, which can improve your credit. If your income has gone up or you've added more years of positive credit experience, you have a decent shot at getting a higher limit.
Become an authorized user. If a relative or friend has a credit card account with a high credit limit and a good history of on-time payments, ask to be added as an authorized user. Doing so adds their account credentials to your credit reports, so its credit limit can help your utilization. You also benefit from their positive payment history. The account holder doesn’t have to let you use the card or even give you the account number for your credit to improve.
Make sure the account reports to all three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) to get the best effect; most credit cards do.
Get credit for rent and utility payments. Rent reporting services can add your on-time rent payments to your credit reports. Rent payments are not considered by every scoring model for instance Vantage Scores include them, but FICO 8 does not. Even so, if a would-be creditor looks at your reports, rent records will be there, and a long record of consistent payments can only help.
Experian Boost also can help, but in a more limited way. You link bank accounts to the free Boost service, which then scans for payments to streaming services and phone and utility bills. You choose which payments you want added to your Experian credit report. If a creditor pulls your FICO 8 using Experian data, you get the benefit of that additional payment history.
The Self Visa Credit Card is designed to help you build credit without a standard credit application process. Instead of having to get approved based on your credit score, you prove your creditworthiness by opening a Credit Builder Account with Self. This account, which reports to all three major credit bureaus, helps you build your credit while saving money for as little as $25 a month.
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