07-09-2007 08:16 PM
07-09-2007 08:35 PM
With that info, you should have a successful dispute and the lates deleted. That along with lowering your util% on your CCs will vastly improve your scores. Util below 50% will help a little, util below 30% even better, util at 1-9% max FICO points. Not only is Amex BK unfriendly, they don't like high debt revolvers who make small monthly payments. With your current util, it will be difficult for you to get approved for a new CC.
Niki9 wrote:HSBC said that I was never late. In fact they sent me my payment history today. They told me to dispute w/CRA.Do you have any suggestions for cards? I need to get my credit score up and the problem is that I am maxed on 3 of 5 cards. 1 card is paid off and I don't want transfer any balance to it. It is an Applied Bank card.. formerly Cross Country bank and I can't wait to close it. (They have charge me so many fees) It was the only card I could get after BK.I guess I need to get utilization much lower but don't want to risk the declined inq.