Are you living life in the fast lane? And tired of keeping up with all your expenditures? Life is like that, sometimes you get what you want, and sometimes you don’t. And since this is a fact of life, is there anything you can do to improve your life?
Don’t be desperate; it’s not the end of the world. It’s but natural to incur expenses as you go on with your daily life. Most especially now that almost every price of an item you need is soaring high. This is one reason why people find loans, credit cards, and other credit transactions more attractive.
Transactions involving credit is not that easy to apply for, you will need to have a good credit rating based on your credit report. Your credit report holds your credit score, or formally known as the FICO score.
The FICO score of each person applying for credit is very important. This is usually the deciding factor for any company to approve your application for credit. This will determine whether you’re eligible or not.
You should not disregard your FICO score. This means that from the very start, you should have handled all your credit transactions in a good manner and pays your bill on time. If you’ve been living your life like this, then you can expect a high FICO score. Having a high credit score means that you have great chances in getting secured loans, credit cards, and the like.
A high FICO score indicates that you’re a low risk for creditors, which means that once they extend you a loan (or any credit transaction), you can pay off your dues on time.
FICO scores have different ranges. If you’ve scored 500-559, it means that you should start improving your score. 560-619 scores have great troubles in obtaining credit, and for you to have a decent score, you must get a score of 675-699. Scores from 700-719 can expect a favorable response when it comes to financing terms. For people having FICO scores from 720-850, a big round of applause for you, because you’ve attained the best score of all; you will certainly have no trouble in applying for any credit term.
Aside from the different score-range, the FICO score is divided into five categories: the payment history, the credit history’s length, amounts owned, new credit, and the type of credit that you have used. These categories have a direct relation to your credit scores.
Your credit report will contain information such as retail accounts, credit cards, mortgages, installment loans, unpaid accounts, bankruptcy, and other pertinent information regarding your history (on credit). You can’t lie because the records are pieces of evidence which proves your eligibility.
However, there are also times when some information contained in your credit report are not that accurate, so you need to check with the bureau along with your supporting papers at least once every year to have your records updated.
You are free to visit the bureau. In fact, three known bureaus gather credit reports. They are Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion.
The FICO score is your credit score, and remember, you must get a high score to have any application on your favor. One of the best ways to cope with your expenditures is through credit, so it is a must that you get a high FICO score. Be responsible with your finances.