Credit

What makes up Credit

Here’s what makes credit:

 


Credit Age – The average age of all open accounts


Credit Usage – It is your current balance divided by your credit limit.

For example:

If you owe $100 on your credit card and your balance is $1000. This means you have a credit usage of 10%.


Payment History – It calculates how often you pay on time.


Derogatory Remarks – These are any dings on your record. Like someone sending you to collections, or a foreclosure.


Total Accounts – The total number of accounts you have either open or closed.


Hard Inquiries – These are the number of applications for credit. These can remain on your credit up to two years.


 

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