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I increased my credit score by 100 points in less than a year.

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Re: I increased my credit score by 100 points in less than a year.

congrats


Message 11 of 18
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Re: I increased my credit score by 100 points in less than a year.


@nrivas7 wrote:

@hawaii-girl wrote:

@nrivas7 wrote:

I increased my TransUnion score by 199 points in one month. from 581 on 7/30 to 780 on 8/29


OK, I'll bite. How did you do it?


Two collection accounts fell off. FIrst one increased my score by 50 points then the last one fell off this past week and score jumped 149 points when that fell off.


Were these your only collection accounts, so that now you have no collection accounts remaining? Congrats, by the way!

Message 12 of 18
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Re: I increased my credit score by 100 points in less than a year.


@Norby wrote:

I set a goal on New Years to break 750 credit score and I finally did it!

 

I started out the year with a 650 credit score with four credit cards. Chase Freedom - $2,900, Capital One Platinum - $3,500, Best Buy - $1,000, and Amazon Store Card - $600. I had zero derrogatory marks, and 6 missed payments. (5, 2 30-day, 1 60-day, 1 90-day on a closed account 4 years ago, 1 30-day on the CapOne account I opened when I was 18) with credit utilization of about 74% and 2 hard inquiries.

 

I began to understand how the scoring worked, so I did all I could to lower my utilization. In late May, I was able to get it down to 20% and I applied for some new cards. The first was Chase Sapphire Preffered for $5000. Then I got a Barclaycard World Mastercard. Initiallly I was declined, but I called recon and got approved for $2,500 but I was able to talk the rep up to $3,500.  I also was instantly approved for CapOne QuickSilver for $1,000. This put my total credit limit to $17,500 from $8,000.

 

Since then, I've used my cards for everyday purchases and made payments multiple times a month to avoid paying interest. Since then, I got an auto credit limit increase from CapOne from 3,500 to 6,500 and Chase Sapphire Preferred from $5,000 to $7,000 putting me at $22,500.

 

I'm now sitting pretty with a score of 751. My next goal is to hit 775. I couldn't have done it without the help from these forums. 4 months in the garden and counting.


Thats impressive. congrats and welcome to the forums.


         
FICO08 12/2014EQ 777TU 799EX 767
 
    
Message 13 of 18
Regular Contributor

Re: I increased my credit score by 100 points in less than a year.


@hawaii-girl wrote:

@nrivas7 wrote:

@hawaii-girl wrote:

@nrivas7 wrote:

I increased my TransUnion score by 199 points in one month. from 581 on 7/30 to 780 on 8/29


OK, I'll bite. How did you do it?


Two collection accounts fell off. FIrst one increased my score by 50 points then the last one fell off this past week and score jumped 149 points when that fell off.


Were these your only collection accounts, so that now you have no collection accounts remaining? Congrats, by the way!


That is correct

AMEX Plat. $N/A --- Amex PRG $N/A --- Chase Sapphire Preferred $15k --- PenFed VISA Sig. $11.5k --- PenFed AMEX $10k --- JP Morgan Ritz-Carlton $8k --- Chase Slate $5.7k --- Barclaycard Arrival + $6.5k --- Fidelity AMEX $6.5k --- J Crew $4.8k
Message 14 of 18
Regular Contributor

Re: I increased my credit score by 100 points in less than a year.

Congrats! That's great progress - and motivating for some of us who are waiting for the collection from forever-ago to fall off. Smiley Wink

Current Score (11/2020): EQ: 753 | TU: 731 | EX: 749---Starting Score (3/2010): EQ: 522 | TU: 525 | EX: 520---Goal: All 3 FICO 800+
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Message 15 of 18
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Re: I increased my credit score by 100 points in less than a year.

300 Points.... 4 months... .. 410's to the mid 700's since May this year

You don't even want to know how many cards i've got....

Credit Started May 31st, 2014 EQ:710|EX:712|TU:732 FICO:726
Message 16 of 18
Established Member

Re: I increased my credit score by 100 points in less than a year.


@tvandine wrote:

300 Points.... 4 months... .. 410's to the mid 700's since May this year


How? how?

@OP Congrats! Smiley Very Happy


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Message 17 of 18
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Re: I increased my credit score by 100 points in less than a year.

Hard work pays off! Congrats!Smiley Happy

Fico as of 1/11/16: Equifax (721) Transunion (753) Experian (731) Current Line Up: Walmart (7,000) Amazon (10,000) Chase Amazon (3,000) Barclay RMC (8,000) Citi DC (4,200) Amex BCE (10,500) Care Credit (12,000) Chase Marriott (5,000) AMEX PRG (NPSL) Discover it (6,500) Quicksilver (13,000) AARP (2,200)


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