Question

How soon will my credit score improve after I pay off my debt?
I am trying to figure out what is important. I was hoping you might be able to give me some insight.

My Response

I wouldn’t expect a huge jump in your credit score after paying debt off –the FICO score is, of course, largely based on you having debt. However, this is not to say your score won’t raise after you pay off debt. This is because you will be lowering your debt to credit ratio. Your debt to credit ratio should remain low if you want to maximize your credit score.