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How to Calculate Your Credit Score

It can be hard to understand to calculate your score without understanding what type of credit score is made of. To begin, everyone starts out with 300 points. The highest your score can go up to is 850 points. The 550 points that get you from 300 to 850 are made up of 5 different categories: payment history, limit utilization, mix of accounts, age of accounts, and inquiries. 

  1. Payment history

Payment history is a record of whether you’ve paid your bills on time or not. This accounts for about 35% of your score for each of the scoring calculations models. Though a single late payment may not hurt your credit account, multiple late payments will. Also, the later you are the bigger the impact it has on your credit limit. Payments that impact length of your credit repair history include: credit account bills, student loans, mortgage, and car installment loans. 

  1. Credit  utilization or amount of debt 

Your amount of debt accounts for 30% of credit  bureaus score. It is calculated by comparing how much revolving credit you have to how much you’ve used. 

  1. Mix of accounts 

Account mix refers to the different types of account being reported in your credit rating score. This accounts for about 10% of your total credit score. To keep this score up we recommend maintaining at least 3 different types of account i.e. credit cards and loans. 

  1. Age of accounts 

Credit age affects 15% of your overall score and interest rates. For Fico, 12 years is considered an excellent age of accounts. Though everyone isn’t fortunate enough to have 12 years of good accounts there are things you can do. Isaac corporation identify your amounts owed, amounts owed in digits numbers Unless you have a good reason to, avoid closing older accounts. Also, try not to open new accounts too quickly. 

  1. Inquiries 

Though inquiries are thought to make up a large portion of your credit they only account for around 10% of your total score. Credit inquiries only impact your score for 12 months and come off of your report in 24 months. 

Although there are different credit scoring models, your score does not have to be a mystery. Contact Millennium Financial Services today and start on the road to better credit understanding and a better credit score. Call now (833) 752-7334.

 

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