You might be able to take advantage of an offer without seriously affecting your credit score, but it’s definitely not a good idea to go from store to store opening up new charge card accounts.
Cardholders don’t get any extra points based on a card’s elite status, but the higher credit limit associated with it could help or hurt them.
The Midwest wins in a ranking of credit scores and Texas loses -- big time.
New data from Experian finds Midwesterners are most mindful of their money, while those in the South are saddled with low credit scores.
Those denied a loan due to a mistake can re-apply for that loan once it has been repaired, but may have to live with the inquiry it generated.
It is in fact possible for an inactive credit card to help you build credit, but it can also hurt your score as well.
Since Experian announced it would include rental payments in its credit score formula back in January, a cottage industry of websites has arisen to help renters boost their scores.
Getting denied for a loan won’t, but the inquiry that was generated by the application will.
In most respects, a charge card is treated the same way as a credit card by the major credit scoring models -- with one tiny exception.
Electing to get a credit card that you’ve been pre-approved for will still generate an inquiry on your credit report, and, unfortunately, it’s going to be a hard one.