What’s the best way to build your bankroll when you don’t have one?
Once you’ve been told that if you want credit you need credit, it can be incredibly frustrating. Some of the most important life milestones such as buying a car, buying a home, and taking out education loans all require relatively high credit scores. However, if your credit score is low (or nonexistent), you may find it difficult to apply for these loans successfully. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can build credit even if you don’t currently have one.
1. Get approved as an authorized user
Remember to be approved as an authorized user on a family member or friend’s credit card. You can use the main account holder’s credit card and create your own credit history. Additionally, you are not assuming any liability, so this is a relatively low-risk way to start your credit history.
Of course, you need to make sure that your family member or friend is familiar with this policy and that he or she is using his or her credit card responsibly. You don’t want to end up as an authorized user on the account that has late or missed payments as it can also affect your creditworthiness.
2. Apply for a secured credit card
Another option that you should consider is getting your own credit card. A secured credit card is another low-risk method that you can use to build on your credit history. You will be depositing money into an account and the amount of money you will deposit is the credit card limit. Hence, you don’t have to worry about going over your credit limit. Try to find a secured credit card that doesn’t charge an annual fee.
3. Pay your monthly bills on time
Even if you don’t have major credit, such as For example, a home loan, you may have cell phone bills, internet bills, and other utility bills that recur monthly. Make sure you pay all of these bills on time every time. Services are available to help you pay for your returns in a timely manner in order to achieve good credit.
Build a strong credit score from the ground up
These are some of the most important ways you can build a strong credit score, even when starting from scratch. The more bills you pay on time, the higher your credit score becomes. Then you can apply for more competitive, larger loans. When you need help building credit, you can rely on Key Credit Repair to meet all of your credit repair and enhancement needs. Call us today!