Sunday, October 17, 2010
Be Wise And Check Your Credit Report
When we speak of credit reports we are referring to a history of payments made by you. Your credit report relatively reflects your present credit status and it summarizes your financial reliability, including your history of paying bills and other debts.
Having a high and favourable credit rating is necessary for premium credit cards, loan applications, low interest mortgages, and favourable interest rates. Thus, it is imperative that all consumers regularly monitor and check their credit report to ensure that they are applicable for further credit from lenders or credit agencies- but how does one go about in checking their credit history or credit score? Well, anyone can check their credit history simply by contacting their creditor or credit bureau.
It is very simple to contact your credit bureau and ask for a copy of your credit report. Relatively, you can check your credit history from major credit bureaus such as: Experian, Trans Union, and Equinox. Utilizing on these three credit bureaus can help you check your credit record at least three times each year- free of charge.
If you are wondering why you should regularly check your credit report-well there are many instances whereby credit reports are blemished with identity theft, discrepancies and errors etc. It is your right as a consumer to take the step forward and monitor your credit report to prevent these inaccuracies from occurring. Remember, once you have a negative credit report, you are less likely to be applicable to obtain a loan to purchase cars, houses etc.
Needless to say, your credit score is the most important information on your credit report. Thus it is imperative that you be wise and check your credit report so you can uphold a positive credit score – which can range between 300 and 900 by most credit bureaus and agencies- to be capable of obtaining favourable credit and interest rates from potential lenders and creditors.