Optimal credit utilization ratio

From: Greg Fisher [mailto:greg@creditscoring.com]
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 2:15 PM
To: Charles J. Phelan, Credit.com
Subject: Optimal credit utilization ratio

See this message and your response at http://blog.creditscoring.com/?p=4627 and http://blog.creditscoring.com/?tag=utilization-ratio.

You wrote, “The hidden problem with carrying credit card debt balances is that as the balances climb, you will eventually exceed the optimum credit utilization ratio, and this in turn will lower your overall credit score.”

What is the optimal credit utilization ratio?

Greg Fisher
The Credit Scoring Site
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Dayton, Ohio 45409-0342