I have been working on improving my credit score the past couple of years. I started with a score in the high 400's with 6 charge-offs reporting on my CR. During this time I managed to arrange PFDs for all of them. Unfortunately, 2 OC's from the charge offs are still currently reporting from 2014. They are reporting with a balance of $0 and missed payments.
I have sent 2 goodwill letters and proof of payment from debt collector on behalf of the OC to both remaining OC's with no response in the last 2 months from either. My FICO scores for TU/EQ now seem stagnant around the 665 mark.
I currently have my car loan with $1700 remaining. I opened 2 secured cards last year which are Capital One with a $700 limit and Discover which already returned my deposited and increased my credit line to $1500.
I am looking for any advice as to how I can increase my credit score from this point. Should I continue sending goodwill letters to the 2 remaining OCs? Should I open yet another secured card or apply for an unsecured?
Dont pay off that car loan early if its your only open installment as it will cause an average Fico score drop of 13 points. You need 3 open revolvers to drive Fico and it looks like you have them. Apping for new credit will temporarily drop your Fico for the inquiry and new account hit. If you are in no hurry to get all unsecured cards I would just sit pat and only have one card report a small balance each month (less than 9% of its CL). Fico grows over time. You can continue with GW to see about removing those 2 COs best chances are in the final year of its reporting.