Let Your Fingers Do the Walking: Raising Your Credit Score Could Be Just a Phone Call Away

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Let Your Fingers Do the Walking: Raising Your Credit Score Could Be Just a Phone Call Away

Apr, 2nd 2017

You could improve your credit just by calling your bank

There’s a very easy way to raise your credit score, and almost no one is trying it.

About 89% of credit cardholders who asked their credit card issuer for a higher limit ended up receiving one, new study today from CreditCards.com found. The site surveyed almost 1,000 cardholders. If cardholders are responsible with that higher limit, it’s an easy way to make a nearly instant improvement to one’s credit score, said Matt Schulz, the site’s senior industry analyst. “If you can improve that just by calling your bank and asking for a higher credit limit, it seems like a no-brainer,” he said.

That’s because credit scoring models look at the amount a consumer owes compared with the total amount of...

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