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Re: installment loan


pizzadude wrote:

BCF wrote:

pizzadude wrote:

 

Can you share some additional information about your credit profile ?   Any negatives or derogatory accounts ?    What is your average age of accounts ( AAoA ) ?


no negative. oldest account 20 month. AAoA 14 month. FICOs are between 740 and 750


Looks like you are in great shape with your FICO® scores, honestly I don't think that you need to do anything right now other than let your accounts age with positive payment history.

if your planning on building a relationship with a cu then yes an installment loan would help you for relationship purposes but if the sole purpose is to score boost it wouldnt be worth it. if your trying to be borderline 800's on the score it might take several years of paying your bills on time for that to happen

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Re: installment loan

BCF, So glad you asked the question. I got a CD that can start at 1k up to 5k. It is .44% of the amount/payments .it shows as an installment loan. Let me explain.. For example: you can put 44 dollars a month into a savings account (CD)..at 2 years the funds are available to you and it shows up on your credit report as an installment loan. I went with 2k (88 a month) it shows positive (green) on my report as an $2000 installment loan and boosted my score 17 points immediately. I have just started paying on it so as long as I keep my payments on time it will continue to increase my score. I am curious how much my score will increases once I atually start payments. I have only found one bank that does it but you may want to ask around. I love the fact that I have savings while improving my credit at the same time. If you want the information I will pm it to you. Good luck.
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Message 12 of 19
Regular Contributor

Re: installment loan

Can you give me the name of that bank. I have never heard of CD that reports to credit bureaus.

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Moderator

Re: installment loan


BCF wrote:

Can you give me the name of that bank. I have never heard of CD that reports to credit bureaus.


Sounds funny.  May be more to it.

 

Anyway since I fall firmly in the camp of getting installment loans on a report for just about anyone, I simply did a secured CD loan with USAA.  Effective interest rate of 2%.

 

Likewise I got a decent boost, though I had an auto loan hit around hte same time too.  With your scores, YMMV, wouldn't be surprised if it's a short-term negative but longer term it'd be nothing but goodness if you don't have an auto or mortgage loan (or other installment loan) already on there.

 

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Message 14 of 19
Established Contributor

Re: installment loan

It sounds like any local bank may offer this..never the less I sent the info to you.
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Re: installment loan

If you can get a CD-secured loan, then it might be worth it.

Otherwise, you might as well get a credit card with an annual fee.

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Message 16 of 19
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Re: installment loan

I earn intest off my CD and do not pay fees plus I save $$ while improving my credit score
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Message 17 of 19
Moderator Emeritus

Re: installment loan

I did this in 2007 through chase bank. It paved the way for a mortgage in 2008. My chase banker recommended this. He also got me a freedom card with a small limit.

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Message 18 of 19
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Re: installment loan

Just received a email that my score has increased to 644 from 554. I have removed several negative items from my report, I have been added as an AU on one card (30 points) and have now been paying for 1 month on my CD. I think once I continue with these on time payments (auto w/d) I should see more of an improvement. Hope this information helps. Good luck
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