Will paying off a loan after only a few months adversely affect your credit rating?

Asked by Samsam, Bronx, NY Mon May 6, 2013

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Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Mon May 6, 2013
Just the reverse; it should HELP your rating.
The exception to this is; if you owe a debt, (credit card or loan) and you keep it current, and keep the balance below 20% of the limit, you will have a continual good report to the Credit Agencies.
The exception to this is; if this balance increases you Debt/Income ratio too high.
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allan erps,A…, Agent, Pearl River, NY
Sun May 19, 2013
Should only help your FICO score!
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Mon May 6, 2013
The credit rating improving will depend. If it was an installment loan you paid off early, it really won't affect your score either way as now you have a loan that was paid off and will now report as closed.

If it was a revolving account like a credit card then yes your score will improve dramatically as it will show you have your entire credit line available, if you have paid off a revolving account be sure the account is not closed. As a closed account will decrease your score(s).

Have a great day;

Christina Solorzano;
CEO & SR Credit & Mortgage Consultant of
Everlasting Credit
Ex-Mortgage Broker of more than 10 years
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Mon May 6, 2013
Generally it should improve your rating....
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