Understanding Your Credit
...and understanding the importance of
good credit when looking for a car loan is essential.
Good credit today
is an essential part of every day life. We buy so many things on credit
from homes to cars, furniture to groceries, gas, clothes, and anything
you can think of. That is why your credit is important to you. Information
on your credit report and credit history can stay on there for up to ten years. Unfortunately,
not all of us have the best credit. There are over 2,000 credit bureaus
in the United States that are the gatekeepers of you credit. The three
major credit bureaus are Experian,
They score your credit according to their formulas to develop what
is known as Fico Scores. Fico scores usually range from 400 to 850;
400 being lowest score and 850 being the highest score. These credit
ratings or Fico scores estimates the ability and willingness to repay
a debt or loan.
Can you simply repair bad or no credit? Unfortunately, you cannot.
This will take time and patience to repair your bad credit.Having no credit is almost as bad as having bad credit. Most lenders do not approve
people with no credit history. This is because they do not have
any Fico scores. The good news is that you do not have bad credit.
You are already ahead of the game if you have no credit. You just have
your credit carefully.
If you have bad credit, this may take more time and effort to repair.
The first step in repairing your credit is to get
a credit report on yourself. Once you obtain your credit report make sure the information
on the report is in fact correct, such as your date of birth, your
last known living address, the list of all your creditors, and of
course your full name.
common credit mistakes and credit repair
for keeping and protecting your credit rating good