Our top picks of timely offers from our partners

More details
One of the longest intro APR periods of any card plus, cell phone and fraud protection
SoFi Personal Loans
Learn More
Terms Apply
Borrow up to $100K with no origination fees, no early payoff fees, and no late fees
Blue Cash Preferred® Card
Learn More
Terms Apply
New $300 statement credit welcome offer after meeting spending requirements
LightStream Personal Loans
Learn More
Terms Apply
Offers great rates on loans up to $100K for consolidating debt and more
Matches all cash back earned after your first year plus, great balance transfer offer
Select’s editorial team independently created this content. We may receive a commission from affiliate partner links. Click here to read more about Select. Click here to read our full advertiser disclosure.
Latest

Experian Boost now lets you improve your credit score with on-time HBO, Hulu and Disney+ bill payments

Experian Boost is a free service that lets you get credit for paying eligible bills on time. HBO, Hulu and Disney+ join Netflix as eligible streaming services.

Share
Getty Images
Select’s editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles we think our readers will find useful. We may receive a commission when you click on links for products from our affiliate partners.

Experian Boost™ previously added Netflix® to its list of eligible bill payments, and now HBO™, Hulu™ and Disney+™ join the growing list of qualifying streaming payments.

If you’re looking to improve your credit score, Experian Boost is a free feature that lets you get credit for paying monthly bills on time.

Traditionally, Experian Boost only allowed you to add utility and phone bills, including internet, gas and water bills. But that all changed in July when Netflix® became the first streaming service on Experian Boost.

“We aim to stay abreast of evolving consumer needs and trends. Like cable, streaming services have become a staple in consumers’ lives. Our lifestyles are changing, not only due to COVID-19, so we continuously explore where there are new recurring payment histories. Positive video streaming payments were a natural next option to add to Experian Boost,” Jeff Softley, President of Direct-to-Consumer at Experian Consumer Services, tells CNBC Select.

To date, more than 600,000 consumers have added a streaming service account to Experian Boost, according to an Experian spokesperson.

New Experian Boost consumers can already start to add on-time HBO™, Hulu™ and Disney+™ bill payments, while the option will become effective for existing users in mid-November.

How to sign up for Experian Boost

Getting credit for eligible bills with Experian Boost is easy and free. Simply follow these three steps:

  1. Connect the bank account(s) you use to pay your bills.
  2. Choose and verify the positive payment data you want added to your Experian credit file.
  3. Receive an updated FICO score.

Experian Boost may pull positive payment data as far back as 24 months. Late payments on linked accounts won’t be reported through this service — though you should still pay outstanding bills as soon as possible to avoid late fees.

Experian Boost also includes access to your Experian credit report and FICO score, both updating every 30 days. You’ll also receive Experian credit monitoring and alerts for changes on your credit report, such as new account openings in your name and balance updates.

Learn more about how Experian Boost can help raise your credit score.

Don't miss:

Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the Select editorial staff’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any third party.