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How to Improve Credit Score

2. Use of available credit

This is the second most important factor. It is also called “credit utilization.” To figure out your available credit, add up the credit limits for all your credit products, such as credit cards, lines of credit and other loans.

What counts toward your credit score is how much of your available credit you actually use, not your credit limits by themselves.

When you use a large percentage of your available credit, lenders see you as a greater risk, even if you pay your balance in full by the due date.

Tip to improve your credit score

Try to use less than 35 percent of your available credit. For example, if you have a credit card with a limit of $5,000 and a line of credit with a limit of $10,000, your available credit is $15,000. Try not to borrow more than $5,250 at any time (35 percent of $15,000).