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Re: More credit cards lead to a higher credit score?

Right so the question is, I have 2 CCs now from CU. Does it make sense to get some big bank cards?

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Re: More credit cards lead to a higher credit score?

One more in your name could help as being an AU is sometimes overlooked as the creditor wants to see your real score.

 

 

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Re: More credit cards lead to a higher credit score?


schrute wrote:

Right so the question is, I have 2 CCs now from CU. Does it make sense to get some big bank cards?


"national" cards - Amex, MC, VISA, Discover are just as good whether issued by a CU, local bank, or national company.

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Re: More credit cards lead to a higher credit score?

Good stuff...I have only one Credit card from Capital One. Opened June 2000, $4,000 limit. Balance is currently high but I will pay down in next month or so.
Only other is where I'm AU for Macy's charge it has $0 bal.

Sould I apply for more credit?
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