RM: The sum of the balances on delinquent or derogatory revolving accounts is too high.


Revolving accounts allow you to carry a balance and your monthly payment will vary, based on the amount of your balance. The total of the balances is high on your revolving credit accounts with late payments or on which a lender has reported a derogatory status. Late payments are a proven indicator of risk. When credit line balances approach credit limits, risk is further increased because you don't have much credit available should it be needed, creating a greater chance of becoming overextended.


Paying bills on time every month is important to maintaining a good credit score. If you remain behind with any payments, bring them current as soon as possible, and then make future payments on time. Whenever possible, pay down balances on your accounts. Over time these actions will benefit your score.