Getting a black mark on your credit report can make it virtually impossible to get loan approval, but how long does a black mark stay on credit report?
We reveal whether credit repair companies really work & discuss the good vs the bad. Are they worth the time & money? Find out here!
Online shopping has taken over in the past decade as more and more people escape onto the internet for their everyday shopping needs. You can have everything delivered to you at the click of a button, from the comfort of your couch. This is even easier now that Commonwealth Bank has partnered up with Klarna. But does Shop Now Pay Later Affect your Credit Score? It makes shopping more exciting but comes with risk
Credit repair is a term used to describe the process of improving an individual’s credit report. This can be achieved through the removal or adjustment of incorrect negative credit listings from a person’s credit file. Credit repair is a possibility in Australia, but first, it’s important to understand what could have damaged your rating in the first place.
We all know the importance of maintaining a good credit score, but sticking to it can be a different story. Sometimes you need some help with credit repair, which can seem daunting, but don’t forget- you’re not alone!
Are you always maxing out your credit card? Do you let your bills pile up? It can be easy to do but unfortunately this activity can have a detrimental effect on your credit report. A poor credit rating might not seem like a big deal, but lenders will view any negative listings on your credit report as a red flag.
The holiday season is an expensive time of year. Many Aussies resort to credit to get by, but this often results in a lingering debt hangover. A recent study by Finder revealed that 37% of Aussies will still be repaying their Christmas debt in 2020. Carrying a high amount of debt can damage your credit score
How many of us really know what credit rating is? Yes, we hear a lot about it when we open our bank accounts or we read about it in an article but we still have little to no idea as to how it can affect us, how to manipulate it and why it is so important to our lender.
Are you wondering why you may have a bad credit rating even after keeping your credit card balances low or staying below your credit cards spending limits?
With Christmas on the horizon, there is much “talk” of the tendency of many people to go into debt for the holiday. Obviously, overspending is a serious concern, especially as it can lead to bad credit. But what if you already have bad credit? How do you rebuild a bad credit score? Is there such a thing?
The end of the year is always a busy time and it’s no secret that the holidays can leave us feeling a little strapped for cash. These Summer holidays, why not pick up a side hustle and see if you can bring in some extra money to help you make those ends meet?
With only a few weeks until the start of 2020, now is probably a good time for you to decide upon one or more New Year financial goals that you feel is/are realistic and perfectly achievable. Whether you are in a strong place financially or are struggling, it would be great to put in place at least one such goal that you can maintain
Stepping up into the world of credit cards is an exciting milestone that we often aren’t prepared for. It’s also a big adjustment. While most of us have an idea of how the credit card works before we dive in, it can be all too easy to get carried away or step back from responsible spending.
Before you go ahead and take out a loan – whatever type it may be – it is important to shop around and make sure you are getting the best deal. Once you decide to apply for a credit product, whether that is a credit card, a loan, or a utilities application, then a credit enquiry is recorded on your file.
Christmas is notoriously expensive, and costs can start piling between end of year celebrations and Christmas shopping. Those without enough cash saved will often resort to credit to tide them over. But this can result in a post-festive debt hangover that lingers well into the new year.
Plenty of us are guilty of overspending during the holiday period, but this carefree attitude to money can end up damaging your credit score in the long run.
Can you differentiate the difference between your credit report and a credit score? In early 1980, knowing the difference had no real effect. In today’s society, this is not the case.
What is a default and can it improve my credit score? How do you get a default? Will I be able to apply for a loan? A default can drag your credit score down and drag your hopes of securing credit. We’ll break it all down so that you do not have to fear your credit file.
There are times when you might not be able to save money – especially when you don’t even know how to do it, or what costs to cut.
Whist it is tempting to blast the heater in summer, your energy bill can quickly creep up on you. Follow these four tips below to cut the cost of keeping cosy this winter.
With house prices lower than they’ve been in almost a decade, many Aussies are hoping to finally enter the property market. Yet prospective buyers often underestimate the impact of their credit score on their ability to buy a home.