Here’s a few rules you should follow very closely if you want to repair a bad credit history.
1.Pay all of your bills on time. Late payments (payments that are 30 days late or more) have a negative effect on your credit rating.
2.Reduce the number of credit cards you carry.
3.Avoid bankruptcies, tax liens (a lien for not paying state or federal income taxes or property taxes) and collections. A bankruptcy stays on your credit report from 5 to 10 years. Collection accounts and paid tax liens stay on for seven years, and unpaid tax liens will haunt you forever.
4,Request in writing that your creditors reduce the credit limits on your accounts to lower your amount of available credit. The total amount of available credit is considered by lenders even if you owe nothing.
5.Ask a family member or friend to co-sign on a small loan or credit card to help you re-establish credit. Make your payments on time. Must be a very trustworty person.
6.Get a secured credit card to help reestablish your credit. You will have to keep a designated amount of money in an account that will be sufficient to cover your charges. Make payments on time.
7.Get a yearly copy of your credit report to catch any errors. There are multiple website doing it depending of your country. Make a good research and read review before paying for a report you would never receive.