How Long Does it Take for Your Credit Score to Improve

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Unfortunately, there’s really no way to predict how soon your credit score will go up or how much it will go up. We do know that it will take at least the amount of time it takes the business to update your credit report. Some update daily, others monthly. It can take several weeks for a change to appear on your credit report.

Once your credit report is updated, there’s no guarantee your credit score will go up. It could remain the same – or could even go down – depending on the significance of the change and the other information on your credit report.

You can monitor changes in two of your credit scores for free by using or which give you free access to your non-FICO credit scores. Credit Karma updates your TransUnion credit score daily while Credit Sesame delivers monthly updates to your Experian credit score. If there

are changes to either of those credit reports, you can see the subsequent credit score change using the free services.

Unfortunately, there’s currently no free service for monitoring your Equifax credit score.

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You’ll have to purchase it from Equifax, myFICO, or from another credit bureau as part of a three-credit score package.

There’s one more service that can give you earlier access to credit score changes, but only in a narrow set of circumstances. If you’re applying for a mortgage loan, the lender may offer rapid rescoring. a service that will update your credit score within 48 to 72 hours. It doesn’t work for every situation – you need to have proof that there’s inaccurate information on your credit report, like a payment inaccurately reported as late. And you can only do this with certain mortgage lenders; it’s not a service available directly to consumers or with other types of businesses.


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