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How to Use an App to Get a Higher Credit Score

Technology has evolved significantly in recent years, and it has resulted in numerous beneficial changes in many people's lives. If you are like most people today, you rely on your smartphone for everything from communicating with friends and family and monitoring social media accounts to checking your bank account balance and playing games for mindless entertainment. There seems to be an app available for you to download for almost every imaginable purpose, and the good news is that you can use an app to help you get a better credit score. Most banks today have apps that give you control over many facets of account management, and many of your creditors and lenders likely also have apps that can come in handy. You can learn how to use these apps to your benefit.

Put the Apps' Features to Work For You

To get a high credit score, you generally need to pay your bills on time each month. By using your bank app, you can set up regular monthly payments to go out at the same time each month. This is ideal for payments that may change very little from month to month, such as a car loan payment. When you set up an auto payment, there is little chance of the payment being made late. You can also download the apps for your other financial institutions, such as your credit card company. Many of these apps have a feature that will alert you when a bill is coming due, when it is due, and when the payment is late. Keep in mind that your credit rating is not dinged until the payment is 30 days or more late, so each of these alerts can come in handy for helping you to make your payments on time. They can also help you to avoid costly late payment fees. Keep in mind that utilities companies, student loan companies, and others may also have apps that you can use.

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Have Patience and Diligence to See Results

Improving your credit score is something that is typically not accomplished overnight. There may be some quick-fix companies that promise to get an instant boost to your credit rating, but the best results are generally achieved when you follow the slow and steady path. Each month that you make your payments on time and avoid a late payment can help you to increase your credit rating. Furthermore, by avoiding late fees and gradually paying down your debt balances, you will see greater improvement in your credit rating.

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Making beneficial changes to how you manage your money and pay your bills can go a long way toward improving your credit score. A high credit score does not mean that you are debt-free necessarily. Many who have a high credit score do carry debts, but they are responsible with making payments on time and keeping debt balances at a reasonable level. You can download apps for your various bank accounts and creditors to help you improve your credit rating.

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Yael Kent is a personal finance enthusiast with experience writing about credit cards, credit repair, debt, and more. In addition to being an editor at Creditnet, she has been featured on Yahoo Finance, Reuters, and other financial sites.

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