I should add my credit score (TU) from 554 to 724 has someThing to do with:
A: added as AU (30 points)
B:credit builder account (CD)
C: did not have credit before
D: paying accounts off before the cycle date?.in FULL
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MarineVietVet, myFICO moderator
howdy, saw earlier post and didn't have time to respond -- work duties.
you have the right idea. just keep doing it and paying before statement date to bring UTIL%.
Capital one is so weird. I have a pretty good interest rate with them (sub 10%), no lates and have had the card open since 2004. I have requested numerous CLI and am always denied. I'm stuck with this dinky $200 limit card compared to multiple cards with thousands available including $7500+. I just asked again this week for a CLI and was denied. What the crap? I need to take the time to call and talk to a supervisor/UW.
authorized user use to not effect the regular user -- however to my knowledge things have changed. just to be safe, assume it effects it and bring the UTIL % down to 9% or lower.
total card balance
total card line of credit
250 card balance
------------------------ ==== 25% UTIL
1000 line of credit
i just enter the card balance then press the "divide" symbol on the calculator and then enter the total line of credit = UTIL %
for myself, work job 1 to pay the bills and work job 2 to pay off debt.
I just know that Cap1 and other banks have tightened their belts. When I had 750 credit score, they tightened their belt and wouldn't even let me re-finance my house even though at the time i had perfect credit, stable employment, and my ratios were in line. sadly we have a choice. play their game OR not play their game and pay cash for everything. Be like Dave Ramsey and have a 0 credit score with millions in the bank. of course, people forget, he made his millions BEFORE the market crash NOT after the market crash.
to change the tables, deposit $5,000 in a CD showing them you can save and then pay it off 3 times a month showing them you can handle the line of credit OR just use them for one tank of gas a month and use your other cards ... the $7500 limit card.
for myself, i just have one major credit card. keep it simple.
is this card secured or unsecured? if secured, just deposit $100/month into the account and show them you CAN save. spend $25/month on a tank of gas and eventually they will raise your limit.