Is bad credit fixable? - Limited/Bad/Fair Credit Questions


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Is bad credit fixable?

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A credit history is the most influential document considered by banks and other related financial agencies. While most banks offering loans may only sanction amounts to those customers with a good credit history score, there are a few cases where people with bad credit histories are also considered. However, a loan sanction or credit card approval in favor of a customer with a bad credit score is the exception rather than a rule. As far as possible one must try to maintain a good credit score to ease the process along.

Maintaining a good credit score is not difficult. It requires a little pre-planning and a commitment to make payments on time. Nothing affects a credit score like late payments. Those who have consistently paid bills and interest can rest assured that on tabulation, their credit score will be good enough. However, those who have a history of irregular and late payments have to make a concentrated effort to restore their credit scores. In order to salvage a deteriorating credit history, one must carefully assess the root of the problem.

The inability to make timely payments may be on account of one of the following possibilities: insufficient income – this is one of the most common reasons why people struggle to make payments on time. When expenditure exceeds income, the general tendency is to borrow money to make ends meet. However, if the subsequent months do not see any rise in income, then the person is left with an accumulating interest to pay off in addition to monthly bills. To avoid this situation, one must always take a loan that seems repayable, given the present income status.

The second common reason behind late payments is large loans. Sometimes, in order to meet emergency expenditure, people apply for loans with high interest. If the individual in question fails to make a single payment, the interest accumulates and the amount payable almost doubles, making it un-payable the following month. To avoid this, again, one must only take a loan that their incomes can manage.

Once, these basics are sorted out, it is easier to make commitments to pay the interest amount. Those with a bad credit history have no option but to make regular payments before the stipulated deadline. There is no room for a slip-up. While those with a consistently good credit score can make the odd late payment, those with a bad credit score do not enjoy this benefit. It should be remembered that a credit score is rendered good or bad over time. A few payments this way or that cannot save years of irregularity.

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