A good credit score is important. Many mortgage companies and financial institutions look at credit scores to determine the eligibility or interest rates for applicants. In some states, a credit score can even impact the cost of auto insurance. There are a lot of myths about ways to improve credit scores, but two tried and true avenues to up a credit score is to properly manage credit cards and personal loans.
Using credit cards and paying the balance in full every month will raise your credit score. 10% of FICO scores center around credit. A revolving line of credit with an installment loan will most likely up your score. However, financial professionals caution consumers about taking out unnecessary loans just to pay off credit cards.
Personal loans can also improve credit scores by using the proceeds from personal loans to pay off credit cards. As you pay off credit cards, your utilization is reduced. Lending Club reports that 77% of their borrowers increase their credit scores by an average of 22 percent within three months after paying off credit card debt with loans. Many people have used small personal loans with low interest rates to pay off high interest rate credit cards. But consumers should only use loans to pay off credit cards if they have the discipline to not place more money on credit cards.
If your business has bad credit, paying off credit cards and smart utilization of personal loans could save your credit and make your business a viable contender for lines of credit or investing. Established payment processors like eMerchantBroker.com, are now one of the best options for merchants with bad credit. EMB helps businesses with bad credit start and grow profitable merchant accounts despite former FICO scores, bankruptcies, and tax liens.
Our team of merchant account experts will create the perfect account for your business along with more benefits like:
- No Application Fee
- Multiple Secure Payment Gateway Options
- No VISA/MasterCard Required
- Competitive Rates
Businesses with bad credit need easy, straightforward, and quick payment processing. eMerchantBroker.com eliminates the obstacles that most payment processors put bad credit merchant account owners through. With no application fees or MasterCard and VISA requirement, our merchant accounts have the most competitive rates.