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Improving your credit rating – what can you do?

business growthRepairing your credit history can take a great deal of time and there is no fast way to fix it. The best way to fix a poor credit score is to administer it dutifully over time.

Invest in a credit card

Although it may seem like a strange idea, investing in a credit card can actually help you to improve your credit score. However, in order to do this, you must be willing to pay it off in full each and every month.

One way to remember to do this is to set up a monthly direct debit payment.

Check your credit report

A credit score will typically begin with a credit report. Such a report is free and by requesting one, you’ll be able to learn of your past errors. Such errors may include later payments and forgotten accounts. Knowing where you’ve gone wrong in the past can help you to correct these errors in the future.

Set up payment reminders

Those with busy working and home lives will often forget to pay their bills, quite simply because they have too much going on in their lives. Setting up a payment reminder for every account you have is a great idea and also, a good way to improve your credit score.

By paying off every bill on time, you’ll be able to mend a poor credit rating.

Open a new account

Opening a new account and paying it off responsibly each month will show any future lenders that you are reliable when it comes to paying off debts and bills. This will help you to achieve the likes of an unsecured personal car loan, set up a phone contract or invest in a store card in the future.

Don’t simply close your accounts

Closing accounts you already have won’t make them go away and the only way to improve your credit score is to begin paying off these accounts surely and conscientiously. By doing so, you will slowly start to see your credit ratings rise.

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Andrew Wayland
Marketing Director at Everyday Loans
Andrew Wayland is a financial marketing expert and helped set up Everyday Loans back in 2006. Prior to his position as Head of Marketing for Everyday Loans he worked as the Head of Commercial Development for a tech start up and ran his own PR agency for around 5 years. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-wayland-9018074