Is your credit report so bad that it keeps you up at night? The information and advice found here can set you straight and on the road to the credit report you wish you had.
If you have a poor credit rating, it can be extremely difficult to obtain a mortgage loan for a home. You should consider getting a FHA loan they are backed by the government. You may even be able to secure your down payment and closing costs through an FHA loan. It depends on if you qualify.
If you are unable to get a new card because of your bad credit, try to apply for secured cards. Most people are able to get this type of card, but you will have to load it up with a prepaid amount of money, as a guarantee that you can pay any charges that you make. Responsible use of a credit card can help rebuild your credit.
Try an installment account to get a better credit score and make some money. You should make sure it is an installment account that you will be able to pay into every month. You might see a big improvement in your credit score, if you can handle an installment account responsibly.
You can lower your debt by refusing to acknowledge the part of your debt that has been accrued by significantly high interest rates. In most cases, creditors are somewhat limited in the amount of interest they can charge. Your initial agreement likely included a commitment to pay interest. You need to be able to prove the interest rates are too high if you want to sue your lenders.
If credit restoration is something you are investigating and a company has told you they can strike true, but negative, information off of your credit report, they are lying. It seems unfair, but accurate negative information will stick around for seven years. Items that you can get taken off your record are those that have been reported incorrectly or unfairly.
Work with the companies to whom you owe money to get your debt back under control. You should contact the company and request a lower interest rate or a due date change if necessary. It is perfectly appropriate to call and request an adjustment to your interest rate or to push back a payment date if needed.
As you have seen, no longer does your credit does not have to be something that keeps you up at night. Your credit situation can be turned around and you will finally have peace of mind about it. If you follow the tips we have shared, you will end up with a credit report that many only dream of.