How Your Credit Scored Is Calculated
Getting approval for any loan depends on your credit rating. If you have an average credit rating, you will find it almost impossible to get approved. It’s possible to obtain an excellent score or even improve your credit rating. Most companies almost use the same rating system, and if you can know more about it, you should be able to have a better credit score.
Your age is the first factor which it’s almost impossible to do anything. Yes, it’s possible to lie, but don’t because it will make things more difficult for you in the future if the creditor gets to know. If you are between 24 to 64 years of age, you will get one point. Any age below or above that will score you zero points.
If you are married, you have a chance of adding an extra point to your score. If not, you still score zero as most creditors see you as a higher risk. Also, if you have no dependents, you will score zero. But if you have between one to three, you will add to your points. Here is how it works – if you have no dependent creditors believe you can skip town and not pay off your credit.
Creditors will also want to know more about your roots. They will want to know where you live. Owning a home with a big fat mortgage or even without a mortgage will give you more points. How long you stay in your present, or the previous residence also adds more points to your score. If you’ve moved so often, you will score zero points. However, if you’ve stayed up to 5 years before moving, you will surely get more points. It shows you are an excellent risk to them.
Other factors that will add to your points are your years on the job (the longer, the better), kind of situation, your monthly income, present debt status, previous credit history, and your saving or checking account(s).
Your credit score is usually rate between 350 and 850. The lower your score, the more difficult it will be to get a loan. Scoring 800 or above should be the goal of every consumer. Below is a list of short tips on how to achieve 800 credit score or above.
Limit the number of credit cards you sign up for at a time. The more cards you carry, the more debt, the credit issuers will have to consider. If one card is not enough for you to make sure you don’t sign up for more than three cards. Also, make sure that you don’t go out with more than one card in your pocket. That way you will limit your purchases when you are outside.
Make sure that you make your payment on time, if possible before the end of the grace period if it’s part of the service. Late fees will affect your credit score adversely.
Whenever you want to apply for credit make sure that you don’t ask for too much credit often. Credit reporting agencies may score you low as it means that you can’t live without credit.
Another thing that reporting agencies consider in scoring you is outstanding balances on your credit account. If you are the type of consumer that often exceeds their limit you are risking your credit score. So, make sure you don’t exceed 30-35% of your available credit. It doesn’t make sense financially always to spend all your credit at a time.
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