Actor and activist Hill Harper, no stranger to offering advice on building financial security, is about to embark on a new venture with Experian to help consumers tap into some technology to instantly improve their credit scores. 

The new idea, simply put: Give us access to your banking information to prove that you’re paying the electricity bill, the gas bill, the Internet bill and phone bills on time. Get a better, updated credit score. Have a stronger shot at getting lower rates on loans. 

“Access to credit is a big piece of being financially healthy,” said Harper in a phone interview Monday from Seattle. Harper, who currently plays Dr. Marcus Andrews on ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” shoots that show in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Experian, one of the national