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700 Credit Score: Good or Bad?

A 700 credit score falls into the good range. You can expect low rates on credit cards and loans, but you can easily take your score higher.
Nov. 13, 2019
Credit Score, Personal Finance
700 Credit Score: Good or Bad?
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A 700 credit score is considered a good score. Your credit score is used by lenders to see if you qualify for financial products and to set your rate.

The share of Americans with a score of 700 and higher was 59% in 2019, according to credit scoring company FICO.

Here’s how a score of 700 can affect your financial life.

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You can expect low rates on financial products

As someone with a 700 credit score, you have crossed over into the “good” credit range, where you can get cheap rates on financial products like loans and credit cards. The “good ” range starts at 690.

An excellent score (720 and above) can get you the best rates. The good news is that it doesn’t take much to move the needle on your score. Here are some quick ways to improve your credit.

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Ways to strengthen your 700 credit score

You likely already practice good credit habits to earn your 700 score, but there are ways to take it higher:

  • Set up automatic payments. A single late payment can take 100 points off your credit score. Consider setting up autopay on your credit cards and other bills to avoid the risk of a late payment.
  • Keep track of your credit utilization. The less you spend on your credit cards compared to their limits, the better it is for your score.
  • Watch for errors on your credit reports. Mistakes on your report are common. They may prevent your score from going higher. Check your reports at all three credit bureaus regularly and dispute any errors you find.