Improving your credit history
The following article shows you how to go about improving your credit.
11:10 30 January 2014
Negative credit hampers your ability to undertake several important tasks and gets in the way of securing financing. If you have heard stories of people with bad credit histories, then you have had the nightmare they constantly go through. With negative credit, you cannot borrow money from banks.
Most lenders and real estate agents require you to furnish them with your credit score. It gets bad especially when you miss out on paying bills. If you cannot honour your payments and that indiscretion finds its way to your credit score, then you are doomed.
On the brighter side, if your credit is down in the doldrums you can improve it by taking a few measures.
Take control of your finances
Getting a handle on your credit situation requires you to seriously examine your finances. You need to identify those places where you are bleeding money and fill the crack as you would in a dam. It is important that you pre-empt the situation as time is your greatest enemy when you want to bring credibility to your credit. It is essential that you know where your debts are and pay them as soon as possible. If you have a credit card, pay the bill on time.
Examine your credit report as is
If you have been told that your credit is atrocious, then you should ask for a report. Ensure that you look over it watchfully. Maybe the credit bureau got it wrong somewhere. So it is important that you find out if everything is up to par. Your receipts of past payments will come in very handy.
Improving your credit is a pain staking process that requires a lot of patience on your part. The above measures will ensure that you eventually get there.