Understanding Credit Files to Repair Credit
If you are in debt and nagged daily by creditors you might want to understand
your credit files to repair your credit. If you are delinquent in payments your
credit score is affected, and often you can't get a loan. There are exceptions
but if you are able to get a loan or credit-card you will be paying high
Your credit file determines your faith in life. If you are
credit file has a low score most landlords, lenders, or providers will turn you
down when you apply for a loan.
Credit files are often found in the computer
systems are maintained by credit-bureaus.
If your credit file indicates you are
a low risk then you most likely will get a loan, apartment, credit-card, or
whatever you apply for. Credit scores are a "numerical' system that determines a
person's credit rate and score. Credit scores generally rate anywhere from "300
to 850' otherwise the scores are higher if a person has an outstanding credit
rate. If you apply for a loan and the lenders are unable to find your credit
file you are often viewed as a mishap.
This means that you haven't established a
credit-history and no one can really tell if you are a good or bad risk. This is
why it is determining to establish credit at an early age. If you apply for
department store cards, credit-cards, gas cards or other items that offer you a
credit, then you are on your way to establishing a credit-history and your file
will be on record.
The problem with applying for credit-cards or loans, or any
type of credit, is that when we start out our parents are often co-signers.
means if we don't make payments our parents are obligated to repay the debts.
The truth is that when we apply for a job, apply for an apartment, or take out
an insurance policy we are establishing credit. Your credit files are often
stored in TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian. The law protects us to a degree
when it comes to credit repair.
To understand all the legalities, as well as how
our credit file affects us is determining to repairing our credit-history. Credit
Bureaus are coordinated and monitored by the Federal Trade Commission beneath
the requirements of the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and follows up
with the State Laws. If you have credit files with inconsistencies the Fair
Credit Reporting Act protects you in the sense that it requires the credit
bureaus to delete or make the information obsolete on your credit file.
protects you if you are a victim of Identity Theft, or any other false
accusations made against you.
The Credit Bureaus are required by the laws to
list accuracies on credit files by gathering the appropriate information against
you or on your behalf. The laws protect you in the sense that it regulates the
credit-bureaus by only allowing them to list negative reports against you for a
limited time. The laws also regulate who can see your credit files. If you are
applying for a loan, license, public assistance, insurance, landlords, and
courts can request your credit files without your consent.
However, if you are
applying for a job under certain circumstances the employers will need a written
authorization form from you. Utilities are under the law and these providers
can't deny you services even if you have bad credit. As you can see there are a
wide range of services that can check your credit file. The downside is each
time your credit is checked points go on your files.
The more points added to
your credit file affects your credit so you want to be careful and only apply
for what you need. If you have bad credit and trying to repair your credit be
sure to request copies of your credit files, understand your score on your
files, and if you suspect you are a risk it is best to apply for loans or credit
cards after you have cleared your credit-report.