Don’t Pay Credit Cards Down to Zero Balance IF You Want High Scores

We recently had wealthy borrowers who needed a higher credit score to qualify for the financing they desired. Hence, we told them we were going to assist with a rapid re-score; we asked them to pay down a credit card balance to a very specific amount that our credit-software said would maximize their credit score.

Upon hearing this, the borrowers immediately paid the credit card down to zero. And now their post-rapid re-score score will be lower than it would have been if they had left the balance at $4,000.

Many borrowers mistakenly believe that a zero balance is better than a small balance when it comes to credit scores. In most cases, a zero balance is not better.

If a higher credit score is imperative, we suggest getting help from an expert before paying down account balances.

Jay Voorhees
Founder/Broker | JVM Lending
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