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How To Protect Your Credit Rating

By Earnest Younge

Your own credit report could be a lot more blemished than you thought it to be. There could be a lot more chances for the information being entered wrongly, and thus you will ultimately end having a report that is not very accurate.

Inaccurate information in the report has to be addressed immediately. Communicating with the credit bureaus in writing in proper time can help you deal with the matter on time. Consumers too now have access to their credit scores.

Earlier these were available to prospective lenders only, who made use of the FICO ratings to evaluate those people seeking a loan. Nowadays the consumer can access his history online which is very helpful. It is possible to know beforehand what the credit score is like and this will help you understand exactly where you stand, in your search for the loan for your car.

How your credit score affects your car ownership chances:

It is common feature for dealers to take their cut in all the financial deals that they have. It is but natural that the loan that they are going to get sanctioned for you is likely to be more costly.

At such times you may feel that contacting a lending institution on your own would be a better option. In such a situation it is better you do not rely totally on the dealer.

Check out from lender to lender for the different deals that are available. If you check out different lenders you will find the rates too vary. Each lender has a typical definition for their business. Having something in writing from the dealer will enable you to compare different options in an effective manner.

Lending institutions like the banks have entire departments that provide loans to even those having flawed credit. The reason is that it is a normal tendency to look more favorably to the clients having a better rating.

Credit unions, according to are well known for providing loans to those members who have a good credit. With the changing times, now, businesses are expanding and even those with less than perfect credit status are being lent out loans.

Improving your credit status:

The status of a bad credit can be improved by making the payment of bills on time. It should be remembered that the payment to be made is entire your responsibility, which means that the ball is in your court all the time, if you have taken a loan. Improving your financial health is possible by making bill payments on time.

As far as credit cards and loans are concerned, it is pointless overextending yourself. Your FICO status requires proper attention. If you have a bad rating, you can come out of this situation in a few years time, by making appropriate payments. Checking this out on a yearly basis will help you in finding out whether the credit score has improved or not.

If your credit is bad, you can keep the purchase of the car on hold. Buying a car after cleaning up your finances is more sensible. Working out on the car loan is essential first. Your credit status will also help in determining the type of car that you can buy.

You may not get approval for the car you intend to buy and may have to settle with a dealer who will provide the loan for a car of another brand. Do not apply for a car loan anywhere till you find that your FICO ratings are up to par.

If you are in the market for a car and are thinking about a bad credit car loan try to protect and improve your credit before making the leap

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Younge, Earnest "How To Protect Your Credit Rating." How To Protect Your Credit Rating. 2 Jul. 2010. 17 Oct 2014 <>.

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