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How quickly will my credit score improve?

You may want your credit score to improve quickly so that you can apply for a loan for a large amount at a low interest rate like a car loan or housing loan. However, the time period over which the credit score will improve depends on the factors which resulted in the low score.

Your payment history accounts for 35% of your credit score and is the biggest factor influencing the credit score. The amount owed to the creditors is 30% of the score and is the second biggest component and is  still significant it is not as important as payment history. Get a copy of your  credit report and delete all incorrect entries.

If you repay most of the debts and pay off the oustanding amount on your credit card, your credit will slowly improve over a period of time. If the credit score is fair, it could improve by as much as 100 points over a six month period.