Bankruptcy affects your credit by lowering your score (unless it's removed). According to FICO, someone with perfect credit can expect a drop in their score by up to 240 points. On the other hand, someone with a more modest score might see a 150 point drop.
We recommend 5 steps to help bankruptcy from affecting your credit:
- Open two credit builder cards (payment history is 35% of your score)
- Open one credit builder loan (credit mix is 10% of your score)
- Find a friend or family member to add you to their old credit card(s)
- Find a friend or family member willing to co-sign for a home, apartment, or car
- Dispute the accounts for validity and accuracy
Get Your Bankruptcy Removed Professionally
In some cases, we recommend speaking with a Credit Repair professional to analyze your credit report. It's so much less stress, hassle, and time to let professionals identify the reasons for your score drop.
If you're looking for a reputable company to increase your credit score, we recommend Credit Glory. Call them on (866-718-6029) or setup a consultation with them. They also happen to have incredible customer service.