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  Your credit utilization ratio is one of the most important factors you must understand when it comes to your credit. In short, your credit utilization ratio is the debt that you owe to the total credit limit of every revolving account on your report. When it comes to your credit report, your credit utilization ratio can have a major impact. In fact, many aren’t aware that their credit utilization ratio makes up a whopping 30% of their credit score. In essence, if you have a high credit utilization ratio overall, it can drag your credit report down in the…

When it comes to negative information on your credit report, it is worth noting that it can only stay on your report for 10 years max in the case of a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. In any other case, it can only stay on your credit report for every seven years. That sounds right, right? The credit bureaus are mandated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which forces them to remove negative information on a consumer credit report within the span of seven to ten years. The amount of time that certain information takes to disappear completely depends on that information.…