Best Credit Report- Tips and Faqs

By: Mike Clover

Best Credit Report-Want to know the best credit report for you, and why you should have one for your record? Have you ever applied for credit and been turned down and wondered why? This is one good reason why you should have a current copy. Have you applied for 0% interest on a car loan, only to be told your rate is higher? Have you applied for Job and been passed up, maybe because of your Credit History? Have you tried to open a checking account and been told no? Most of these mentioned are reasons why you should make sure you have the best credit report possible.

Example of bad to good credit scores:

- 780-850 - Low Risk
- 740-780 - Medium -Low Risk
- 690-740- Medium Risk
- 620-690- Medium High Risk
- 620 and Below - High Risk or "Sub-Prime

What is your credit score? Do you keep on top of it so you don't get told no? We all need the peace of mind knowing what our credit situation is. A score of 620 to 650 could mean an opportunity lost, like a new job, or a lower interest rate etc...... As a lender I see more people out there that have bad credit than good. I think this is a huge problem. Maybe it is because people are not being taught how to manage here money properly. There is a good chance that parents did not educate you in regards to how important your credit is, and how it will affect your personal life.

Your personal Identity is important now; this is a good reason why you should have a current copy. Every 3 seconds someone's Identity gets stolen. This is another reason to have a recent copy and have monitoring set up. The monitoring services that are offered give you e-mail alerts when critical changes take place to your credit report. This is a valuable service, when it comes to ones creditworthiness.

Inaccuracies on your file need to be watched also. Sometimes creditors will report late payments when you did not pay late. A late payment on your credit report will lower your score 50 points or more. I personally see this all the time, where items are reported incorrectly. Another problem is where a creditor will report the amount of credit granted on a card less than what they gave, and you have charged more than 30% of allowed credit, this will drop you score. Maybe you are a junior, and your dad has some derogatory credit being reported, and because your names are the same it's showing up on your report. This is a common problem, and needs to be fixed. There are so many different variables that could affect your file.

In order to make sure you have the best credit report possible, make sure you are on top of your credit.

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