It is important to understand different aspects of a credit score. There are 5 major components of a credit score.
Things like high of credit utilization, too many credit cards, late payments, and defaults will have a negative impact on your credit history. Some people have a misnomer that if they pay their credit cards in full, their credit history will be better than the ones who pay minimum balance. The truth is that it doesn’t matter if you pay your balance in full. Until you have negatives on your credit history, you are fine.
Also, credit score is not the only thing banks and lenders worry about, length of credit history is crucial. If you have a good credit score but a very short credit history, it won’t help you much. This is because credit scores start becoming accurate representation of risk after 6+ years of credit history.
There are a few ways you build history and get a good credit score:
Doing the above will help you build a credit history faster (you can’t do a lot about length of credit).
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