Re: Helping BF rebuild credit
11-02-2012 06:08 PM
I see noone has answered your question yet, so I'll give it a wag.
From what I've read, being an AU helps with AAoA and utilization, but I'm not sure it's enough to help him eventually secure his own cc. My reasoning behind this is because the ccc doesn't know if he's using or paying on the card, so it doesn't necesarily help show responsible use of credit. However, that's just my guess and I could well be wrong.
Having him get his own secured card (or two) would DEFINITELY help his score, though he might take a slight dip initially for the HP, new acct and AAoA. But if he currently has no credit cards, it probably won't even take that initial dip.
Also, you may want to try posting your question again in the 'rebuilding' section. Lots of people on there are much more knowledgeable on AU accts than I am.
Hope that helps some.
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