As two of the three major credit bureaus, both your TransUnion and Equifax credit scores are potentially important but are often different because they use separate scoring models. Further, scores often differ based on the credit score version used and the information that each credit reporting agency may or may not have received. How Are
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Lenders consider a variety of factors when making decisions regarding auto loan applicants. Among the key assessments include the prospective borrower’s credit, income, and down payment. Most borrowers with steady incomes will find options for financing a vehicle. This applies regardless of their credit score or down payment. What Credit Score is Needed to Buy
Reports indicate that many Americans are struggling with hefty monthly car payments. This is partly attributed to surging car prices, which is leaving many borrowers paying $700 to $800 per month. Here, we will explain how vehicle repossession works and the best ways of dealing with bad credit that result in the aftermath. What Happens
A home represents a large financial purchase for U.S. consumers. Last year, the national median home sales price was roughly $386,000. Based on the price, most consumers must finance a home purchase through a mortgage loan. Those with bad credit might struggle to qualify for a mortgage or face less favorable loan terms. Yet, those
Following a vehicle repossession, you must contact the lender to discuss your options. You will need substantial money on-hand to get the vehicle back quickly. You will likely need enough money to pay off the loan or at least enough to bring the loan current and pay all fees. What Happens After a Car Repossession?
Although paying off your car loan is satisfying, it will not increase your credit score. Often, paying off your car loan will actually hurt your credit score. Closing an active account may negatively affect some factors that influence your score. These factors may include your credit mix and the average age of the accounts in
Net 30 is a short indicator used on invoices (bills) informing the recipient that they have a period of 30 days to pay the balance. What Are Net 30 Payment Terms? A vendor that has an existing business relationship with a customer often establishes net terms, which allows the buyer some time to pay. Often,
When financial institutions receive requests for credit, they rely on data for making lending decisions. Here, financial institutions check the applicant’s creditworthiness. For business applicants, many lenders base their decisions on data from the FICO Small Business Scoring Service (SBSS). What is the FICO SBSS? FICO stands for the Fair Isaac Corporation. As a pioneer
Consumers with bad credit typically face some challenges when seeking a car loan. These applicants usually have fewer loan options and pay high interest rates. Being prepared and thoroughly exploring your options is important in this process. Having proper documentation and cash upfront for a down payment are two of the most critical. Steps to
Each car loan you apply for creates a “hard” credit inquiry on your credit report. Hard inquiries slightly harm your credit score. The credit bureaus will recognize when a consumer is “shopping around” for a car loan. If multiple inquiries occur before a 14 to 45-day period, they merge into a single credit report inquiry.