Tips and Tricks to Help Build Your Credit Score


At Aeroquip Credit Union, we understand that building and maintaining a strong credit score is crucial for our members’ financial well-being. We value your trust and are committed to providing guidance and support every step of the way on your credit journey.


Your credit score is a numerical representation of your credit history, which lenders use to assess your creditworthiness. It is based on various factors, including your borrowing behaviors, repayment habits, and credit utilization. A high credit score can unlock numerous benefits, such as lower interest rates on loans, increased chances of loan approval, and access to better credit terms.


If you are striving to improve your credit score, here are some valuable tips to consider:


  1. Make Regular and Timely Payments

Consistency in making timely payments for your loans and credit card bills is one of the most impactful factors in boosting our credit score. Prioritizing payments on time demonstrates your reliability as a borrower. With Aeroquip Credit Union we can help you by setting up automatic payments to ensure you never miss a due date!


  1. Maintain Low Credit Utilization

Credit utilization refers to the amount of credit you’re using compared to your total available credit. Keeping your credit utilization low, ideally below 30%, indicates to lenders that you’re not overextending yourself and are managing your debt responsibly. Maintaining a low credit utilization ratio demonstrates your ability to handle credit wisely, which can positively impact your credit score. If you haven’t already consider opening a low-rate Visa credit card with Aeroquip Credit Union.


  1. Build a Lengthy and Positive Credit History

Establishing a long a positive credit history is essential for building a strong credit score. Lenders favor borrowers who have a history of consistently making payments on time over an extended period. If you are new to credit, remember to use your credit card responsibly and make regular payments on time. This will help you build positive credit history, which is essential for obtaining future loans or credit cards with favorable terms.


  1. Apply for Credit Sparingly

Applying for numerous loans or credit cards in a short time frame can lead to multiple credit inquiries, which can temporarily lower your credit score. Each credit inquiry is recorded on your credit report and can stay there for up to two years. Therefore, it’s wise to be strategic about applying for credit and avoiding doing so frequently. When auto shopping, to avoid several credit inquiries, contact Aeroquip Credit Union and we can assist with your auto lending with competitive rates and flexible terms.


  1. Monitor Your Credit Report Regularly

Reviewing your credit report regularly is crucial for identifying any errors or suspicious activity that could negatively impact your credit score. You can obtain a free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus once per year. If you find any incorrect information, dispute it with the credit bureau to have it corrected.



                At Aeroquip Credit Union, we are here to support you throughout your credit journey. If you have questions or concerns about your credit score or need guidance on managing your debt, don’t hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable and friendly team. We are dedicated to empowering our members with the tools and knowledge they need to achieve financial success.

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