Ways To Improve Your Credit Score
It's great to know that even though you have a bad credit rating, you can still get a loan by having a guarantor. However, you don't want to rely on this method forever. Eventually you'll want to be able to get your own loan based on your financial history, not on someone else's. Below are some quick tips to improving your credit score. While it won't happen over night, if you can put a few of these ideas into action, you should eventually start to see a rise in your credit rating.
1. Pay Bills on Time
Paying what you owe is a big factor for credit reporting agencies. No matter what it is – a loan payment, your mobile bill, or your electric bill – paying it on time will go a long way. Even one missed payment can haunt you for a long time, so make sure you are staying on top of it.
2. Reduce Debt
While having a loan out, and paying it on time, can actually benefit your credit score, you don't want to be in too much debt. If you have a lot of credit cards, try paying them off as soon as you can. Learn How To Reduce Debt.
3. Use Credit Wisely
If you don't have a credit card, you should get one. If you do have one, you should be smart about how you use it. Don't spend to the maximum, but don't keep it hidden away either. Put charges on it every once in a while, and pay it off over time.