How Is My Credit Score Calculated? Here are its four major components.
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Your payment history
The timeliness of your payments makes up to 65% of your FICO score. Always pay your bills on time to give yourself the best shot at a great score.
Your credit utilization
Credit agencies look at how much of your available credit you are using. A large amount of open credit is not always considered a good thing.
The age of your credit
How long have your credit cards been open? Lenders want to see a long and active history of credit cards and on-time payments.
The kinds of credit you have
A variety of credit indicates that you are an attractive borrower. Achieving and keeping a strong credit score can make a big difference in your financial life.
If you’d like to learn more about building or repairing credit, we’d love to help you! Give us a call at 404-978-0080 or reach out to one of our knowledgeable Certified Credit Union Financial Counselors (the service is free for members!)