How to turn your credit score from OK to GREAT

If your credit score is ‘OK’ but not great, you’ll need to sort out things like:

  • High balances on credit cards and overdrafts
  • High overall amount of debt
  • Missed payments

Being consistently at or near a credit card limit may be signal to a lender that you are struggling to pay bills and therefore reduce your credit score.

Tip: Try to stay well below your credit card and overdraft limits.

Having a high overall level of debt will also reduce your credit score.

Tip: Try and make sure you owe less than 20% of your annual income. This excludes any mortgage you may have.

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