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Your card issuer may raise your credit limit automatically, or else you'll have to ask.
Your credit card can still rack up fees and interest if you don't activate it.
On-time payments are only one piece of the puzzle.
Your VantageScore, like your FICO score, grades your credit history.
A FICO score is just one example of a credit score lenders use to assess credit risk.