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Credit Score 660 - how can I increase it????

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Credit Score 660 - how can I increase it????

I was wondering what is the best way to increase my credit score other than cc util%.  My utilization is low.  I was thinking of getting another cc.  I have three.  Total combined limit is 1150.00. I got them for rebuilding purposes only.
 
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Re: Credit Score 660 - how can I increase it????

Do you have any baddies on your reports???...if so...what are they???...
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Re: Credit Score 660 - how can I increase it????

3 cc's is kinda light. I would see if I could add a store card and a gas card. 10% of your score is devoted to mix of credit.  And don't be late - payment history is 35% of your score.
 
If all you can qaulify for right now are the rebuilder type cards, I'd visit my local credit union.
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Re: Credit Score 660 - how can I increase it????

The only baddies I have is listed below:
 
1.  90 late 9/06 student loan
2.  mortgage where  foreclosure was started but cancelled.  I've been current for 6 months now
3.  car repo - but was paid 8/2006.  date of 1st delinq is 9/2003.  On equifax it's still listed as a bad debt charge off
4.  late payments on a previous mortgage in 2006, paid and closed
 
 
 
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Re: Credit Score 660 - how can I increase it????

It's not that I don't qualify for any of the others....With a 660 I'm assuming that I could get any card now.  I have not tried because the simulator says added another cc might decrease my score.
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Re: Credit Score 660 - how can I increase it????

Which score is this???...I was not saying you can't get anymore CC's...try...www.whogavemecredit.com...search you state and see who pulls which scores...or do a search based on credit...that site helps...
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Re: Credit Score 660 - how can I increase it????



tiff wrote:
The only baddies I have is listed below:
 
1.  90 late 9/06 student loan
2.  mortgage where  foreclosure was started but cancelled.  I've been current for 6 months now
3.  car repo - but was paid 8/2006.  date of 1st delinq is 9/2003.  On equifax it's still listed as a bad debt charge off
4.  late payments on a previous mortgage in 2006, paid and closed
 
 
 


tiff, these items are what's keeping your score down. You should add a few more cl's to help but nothing will help more until those age off.
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Re: Credit Score 660 - how can I increase it????

Yeah- You could very well take a short term FICO dip-
 
It will recover in a few months-

tiff wrote:
It's not that I don't qualify for any of the others....With a 660 I'm assuming that I could get any card now.  I have not tried because the simulator says added another cc might decrease my score.



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Re: Credit Score 660 - how can I increase it????



tiff wrote:
The only baddies I have is listed below:
 
1.  90 late 9/06 student loan
 
Is this account still open, if so I would send GW on this. It will be 2 in September, so might get a small increase then.
 
2.  mortgage where  foreclosure was started but cancelled.  I've been current for 6 months now
 
If it is reporting as a foreclosure on your CR, try to get the company to remove. I do not know exactly how that works when foreclosure had began but you get it paid up before it happens.
 
 
3.  car repo - but was paid 8/2006.  date of 1st delinq is 9/2003.  On equifax it's still listed as a bad debt charge off
 
Does it say paid or showing a balance?
 
4.  late payments on a previous mortgage in 2006, paid and closed
 
You can try GW. However, if this is an older account or your oldest account(you don't state when it was opened) the company could delete all together and that might actually hurt you more than having it there with the lates.
 



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