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Lenders can choose whether they report information to the credit bureaus, which bureaus they report to, and what information they report.
Does Self report to the 3 major credit bureaus?
Yes, Self reports to the three major credit bureaus:
When does Self report to the credit bureaus?
Self reports to the credit bureaus within the first week of every month.
How often does Self report to the credit bureaus?
Self reports to the credit bureaus every 28–31 days.
What information does Self report to the credit bureaus?
Self reports the following details to the credit bureaus:
- Account status
- Payment history
- Credit limit
- Current balance
How to build credit with a Self credit card
To build credit with your Self credit card:
- Use your card regularly: Using your Self card responsibly each month gives Self positive marks to report to the credit bureaus. If you have a low credit limit or worry about being able to pay your credit card bill, charge a small recurring purchase to the card (like your Netflix or Amazon subscription).
- Use less than 30% of your credit limit: An important factor in determining your credit score is your credit utilization rate, which is how much of your total credit you’re using. You want this number low, so try to only use less than 30% of your credit limit, or less than 10% for an even better rate.
- Pay your bill on time: The most important part of building credit and raising your credit score is making on-time payments to your Self account. When you pay your credit card bill also matters if you’re trying to raise your score. Pay your credit card bill in full by the due date, and pay down most of it by the statement closing date (since that’s when Self reports your account standing) to maximize positive reporting.
- Keep your account open: The length of your credit history also contributes to your credit score, so keep your Self credit card account open to increase your average credit age.