Is it possible to quickly ( 72 hrs ) Increase your Credit Score ?

By Trevor Weir

Apparently there is a way to increase your credit score and it is probably not what you think it is. When asked this question randomly at a college, most students reported that the way to increase you credit score was to pay off your bills every month and on time. Some home owners said that the way to do so was to pay your mortgage on time and try to remove bad references from your credit records.

So, the question is, Can the credit card score be improved and most people would answer simply pay your bills on time and there should be nothing to worry about. Everyone it seems has an opinion on this. Some said that constantly asking the credit agency to respond to specified issues in your report within a period of time specified by law could or might result in the credit agency making a mistake and the issue in question being cleared - largely based on a technicality. Enough people mentioned this tactic, so it appears that as unorthodox as this method may seem, there may be some validity in some jurisdictions.

The underlying thought process that most people have when confronted with this question is pay your bills on time and your credit rating will be great. But is this really true? We are going to call this myth number 1. So, let's look at myth number 1. Loan institutions love people who pay off their bills on time every month. Ok, so I see huge bank profit in that model, right? If this were truly the case, how would a loan institution make any money? ha ha Loan institutions love people who maintain a balance that they can get charged interest on. And that's the truth.

Ok, Question number 2. Big borrowers who are simply big borrowers are simply loved by the banks. Is this really true ? If this were the case, people who couldn't repay loans would get huge amounts of credit and constantly end up in repayment problems. Anyway, if I am wrong on this one, I would be the second in the line chasing you to the nearest bank for a mega loan. I have had my eye on some New York Prime Property for a while now. But this isn't true is it? So perhaps this is not the answer either.

Perhaps the answer lies somewhere in between. Loan institutions love clients who pay something on their bills each month ( preferably just the interest and a little more ) and whom appear to have the ongoing ability to manage/to pay down on the debt load. I.e. Fifty thousand in available personal credit, 22,000 used already.

The keyword phrase "ongoing ability to pay " is why some older retired persons with otherwise good credit may sometimes have difficulty refinancing longer term loans. Existing verifiable income is one of the underlying basis for credit that requires repayment. I think pension checks are income but for some reason lenders don't rate those quite so highly.

So from what we have seen here, the best Candidate is not just someone who has no defaults on their credit rating, such a person may get to 650 on the credit score but may not be able to get a credit score of 800 or more. It is expected that most people who have been working on improving their credit scores will have few defaults though not many. So the key issue for those looking to increase their credit scores from 600 to 800 leans more towards something else.

That something else is the debt ratio. The key issue for getting credit card ratings above 6-700 is the debt/credit ratio.

The absolute best candidate is someone with a credit to debt ratio which is not only low, meaning they have room to increase it, but someone who also has shown the long term ability to handle an ongoing balance - note that means not necessarily paying it off every month. Watch the video and learn not only what the bank wants to see, but how you can in the next few days influence positively your credit score. Once you understand the math, you are golden. - 31382

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