Here’s a simple process you can follow:
- Review your credit reports.
- Dispute negative marks.
- Dispute incorrect late-payment entries.
- Decide if you want to play the game some credit repair companies play.
- Ask nicely.
- Increase credit limits.
- Open another credit card account.
- Pay down outstanding balances.
How long will it take to repair my credit history?
In general, credit repair takes about three to six months to resolve all of the disputes that the average consumer needs to make. Of course, if you only have a few mistakes to correct or you repair your credit every year, it may not take as long; you might be done in just over one month.
How can I repair my credit myself?
Before you begin do-it-yourself credit repair, you’ll want to get copies of your full credit reports from all three bureaus (Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax). You can get your reports truly free, once a year, at www.annualcreditreport.com or by calling 1-877-322-8228.
How can I fix my credit in 6 months?
Here’s how to go through the negotiation process:
- Calculate what percentage of your debt you owe to each creditor.
- Stop paying your credit cards for over six months.
- After six months, call the creditors and explain you have a lump sum of money to distribute to your creditors, and offer to them 30% of the balance.
How can I check my credit bureau records?
How do I check my credit report?
- Call Annual Credit Report at 1-877-322-8228.
- Answer questions from a recorded system.
- Choose to only show the last four numbers of your Social Security number.
- Choose which credit reporting company you want a report from.