I've heard taking out a Personal Loan can help my credit. How is that?

HarrisHarris Member, Administrator, Moderator

I thought having less debt is better.


  • Jeffrey CJeffrey C Member

    In general, installment loans have little affect on FICO scores.

  • Diana ZDiana Z Member
    edited September 2016

    Jeffery C That is not so. Your FICO score can be negatively affected, and given other factors, quite substantially, if you don't have a current installment loan. This is especially true if you are carrying a substantial amount of revolving credit debt. Best wishes!

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