How Long Does It Take for My Credit Score to Reach 700 After Filing for Bankruptcy?

Written By: Emil FleysherAugust 3, 2023
How long does it take for my credit score to reach 700 after filing for bankruptcy

Rebuilding your credit and enhancing your credit score can be a gradual process that takes time. Generally, it takes about a year after bankruptcy to reach a credit score of 700 or higher. However, this timeline can vary depending on a variety of factors, including:

  1. Your credit history before bankruptcy: If you had a strong credit history before filing for bankruptcy, it might be easier to rebuild your credit after bankruptcy.
  2. Your ability to make on-time payments: Your ability to make on-time payments on any new credit accounts you open after bankruptcy is crucial to rebuilding your credit.
  3. The type of bankruptcy you filed: If you filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which liquidates most of your assets to pay off debts, it might take longer to rebuild your credit than if you filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which involves a repayment plan.
  4. Your overall financial situation: If you continue to struggle with financial issues after bankruptcy, such as high levels of debt or missed payments, it may take longer to rebuild your credit.

It's important to note that while bankruptcy will remain on your credit report for up to 10 years as a public record, you can qualify for credit cards and market-rate auto loans once your score reaches approximately 680 or higher. According to current mortgage underwriting guidelines, you can be approved for a mortgage in as little as 2-4 years after your bankruptcy discharge.

You can and should take steps to rebuild your credit and boost your credit score after bankruptcy by making on-time payments, keeping your credit utilization low, and monitoring your credit report regularly for errors or inaccuracies.

Reach Out to Fleysher Law for an Initial Consultation With Our Bankruptcy Attorney

Reach out to Fleysher Law for an initial consultation with our bankruptcy attorney

Repairing your credit after filing for bankruptcy is vital for a brighter financial future. At Fleysher Law, we understand the importance of improving your credit score and offer a comprehensive approach to help you achieve a credit score of 700 or higher. Here's how we can assist you:

  1. Personalized Credit Evaluation: Our expert team will conduct a thorough assessment of your credit history before bankruptcy, identifying opportunities to leverage your prior credit strength in the rebuilding process.
  2. Strategic Credit Rebuilding Plan: Based on your unique circumstances, we will develop a tailored credit rebuilding plan, emphasizing the importance of making on-time payments and keeping credit utilization low.
  3. Monitoring and Error Resolution: We will guide you in monitoring your credit report regularly, proactively identifying errors or inaccuracies, and ensuring a swift resolution to enhance your creditworthiness.
  4. Mortgage Approval Preparation: If homeownership is your goal, our team will align you with current mortgage underwriting guidelines, streamlining the process to secure mortgage approval within 2-4 years after your bankruptcy discharge.
  5. Ongoing Financial Guidance: Beyond bankruptcy, we will provide continuous financial support to help you maintain positive credit habits, manage debt responsibly, and secure a stable financial future.

At Fleysher Law, we are committed to your financial success and will walk alongside you as you rebuild your credit score. Take charge of your credit journey and turn bankruptcy into a stepping stone toward a credit score of 700 or higher. 

Contact us today for a confidential consultation, and together, we will pave the path to a brighter financial horizon.

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