How to Prevent Problems in Availing Unsecured Loans

By: Eric

Stats show that many credit reports accumulate errors over time and some of these could be serious enough to lead to denial of credit. For this very reason it's advisable to get the errors in your credit report rectified. Study by a leading financial website also states that most loan applications are turned down because of bad credit score of the borrower. Your credit report is the first thing that a lender looks at. A faulty credit report may be a reason of you not qualifying for the loan in spite of being worthy of it.

Whenever you come across some mistake in your credit report, contact the Credit Regulatory Authority (CRA) and the information providers at the earliest. Inform them about your worries and clearly mark the points that you think are mentioned incorrectly in the credit report. Include copies of documents required to support your position. CRA consist of three regulatory authorities, also known as the credit reference agencies. They are Experian's National Consumer in Allen, Equifax Information Services in Atlanta and Trans Union Corporation in Chester. Either visit the offices in person or contact them through their websites.

Unsecured loans are totally dependent on the credit worthiness of the borrowers. As no security is demanded, these are granted only on the basis of the character and capacity of the borrower to repay. Thus, the credit score (reflective of the borrower's past repayment record and current financial status) is very important. Wrong information in your credit report may cost you heavily. The lender may charge you high APR or decides not to give you a loan at all. Thus, keeping yourself updated with your credit score, reports and records will always help in a long run. To ensure good chances of getting unsecured loans the borrower must have a good credit score.

Even after the investigation of the CRA, if your case is not settled, contact the Consumer Response Center of Federal Trade Commission. They'll hear your case and settle the dispute.

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