Credit Score Needs a Quick Increase

Credit Score Needs a Quick Increase

The fastest way to see a boost in your credit score

Hi Ross, I have a client who wants to close a couple of NEW credit card accounts for the purpose of adjusting their overall credit balance to credit limit ratio. Is that a good idea?

Don’t close the cards unless a lender insists. The quickest fix bar none is to ensure that all balances on her cards show zero on the credit report as quickly as possible.

To do that, ensure she pays them off at least three business days BEFORE the next statement date for each credit card – do not wait for the statements to come – then it’sroad to good credit too late.

And then make sure the balances stay zero till their statements arrive in the mail.

Rinse and repeat as long as is necessary.

You might be surprised how much of a boost this can give – usually only takes 4 to 6 weeks on average for the full benefit to be achieved.

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