The positive effects of a new credit card account depend on many factors. Early off, you've got the hard inquiry, which puts a dent in your score. After that, you have to consider exactly how long it takes the lender to add the card to your report. That can take anywhere between 30 to 60 days.
Once it's there, your new utilization ratio will go down a little, which should help your score. On the flip side, your average length of credit will go down, which isn't good for your score. I guess a fair assessment would be a minor bump once the card's on your file, and it'll slowly go up over the following months. Consistently paying your bills on time and maintaining a credit utilization rate lower than 30% will raise your score within a few months.
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