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5 Mistakes You Should Avoid When Buying Tradelines

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Adding tradelines to your credit report rebuilds your credit score, increasing the chances of your loan or credit card approval, lowering loan interest rates, making it easier to rent property, improving your chances of landing a job, and getting you better auto insurance rates. It also improves your FICO score, ensuring excellent credit history.

Buying tradelines lowers your credit utilization ratio. While purchasing tradelines can benefit your credit score, learning how to do it well is essential. This article outlines five mistakes you should avoid when buying tradelines.

1.   Not knowing how tradelines work

Understanding how tradelines function is the most vital factor in buying tradelines. Without knowledge, it’s easy for commissioned salespersons to mislead you and sell you tradelines that aren’t ideal for your specific situation. Tradelines improve your credit score by improving your average age of accounts, total credit amount available, and complete account history.

Buying tradelines means borrowing somebody else’s credit history. Avoid relying on salespersons to tell you everything you need to know about tradelines. Research to understand what they’re, how they function, how to use them, and their legitimate sources.

2.   Buying the wrong tradelines

Purchasing tradelines based on affordability or their offer seeming appealing is a mistake most people make. Every seller tries to make their offer appealing, making it challenging to find a genuine vendor. Before purchasing any tradelines, consider researching the market to determine potential tradeline companies. Check out this tradeline supply company review to learn more.

3.   Judging a tradeline’s power strictly on price

Prioritizing price when buying tradelines isn’t wise. While you may assume that the costlier a tradeline is, the more powerful it is, that may not always be the case. Judging a tradeline based on price may not significantly boost your current average age of accounts, reduce your utilization ratios, or significantly impact your credit score. If you aren’t careful, it can hurt your credit further. Ensure the tradelines you pick resonate well with your credit profile for the best results.

4.   Valuing limit over age

Prioritizing the highest credit limit over the average age of accounts is another mistake you shouldn’t make when buying tradelines. Old account history appeals to lenders and creditors even if your card balance is low or zero. Avoid closing any existing credit lines to maintain old account history. A tradeline’s age is just as vital as the limit. The older a tradeline is, the more powerful it is. This is because the credit history linked with it becomes more dependable over time. When purchasing tradelines, consider both the limit and age.

5.   Expecting tradelines to repair your credit

Most people don’t understand their credit report, and they sometimes find out that it isn’t as high as they expected when applying for a loan. If you have a poor credit score, a tradeline doesn’t fix it. All it does is add details to your credit report for potential score increment. Moreover, if you aren’t sure why your credit score is low, you can question it to correct anything that seems wrong.


Tradelines are a great way to improve your credit score. Consider avoiding these mistakes when buying tradelines.

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