These quick tips will help increase your overall credit score..
First, never cancel a credit card that is more than two years old. Having a “seasoned” account – one that is more than two years old is a big plus for you. Next, consider increasing your maximum allowable credit limit. In other words, if you have a credit card that is close to its maximum balance, call the credit card company and ask them to increase the credit limit. The credit bureaus don’t like to see maxed out credit. Tell them you would like them to do this without pulling your credit. You should also spread out your balances among your cards. trying to keep the ratio between card balances and credit limit to 30% or less.
If you are considering buying a new home or refinancing, see if you need to do some work to get your credit score up to highest possible points. Since lower scores mean higher interest rates, even a few lost points on your credit score could cost you tens of thousands of dollars in additional interest payments.
One of our preferred reputable lenders can help you review your current credit situation. Don’t hesitate, improve the your credit score and to save hard earned money.