Clean Credit Blog
We are regularly contacted by mortgage brokers and other industry professionals regarding their client’s credit files. One thing we hear regularly is my client has no defaults or judgments but they have been refused finance, what’s going on?
How is it that a small blemish on an otherwise perfect credit report can have the same potential penalty as a serious default to a major bank?
In Australia, just like in most other nations, credit reporting is considered the primary method for credit worthiness assessment of individuals.
For a mortgage broker, there’s nothing more frustrating than spending time preparing and submitting an application, only for the lender to decline it due to a credit problem.
What can often add insult to injury is learning the problem in question is something quite small – such as a paid default to a phone carrier – that could have even taken place years before.
To a mortgage professional there’s nothing more frustrating than spending time preparing and submitting an application on behalf of a client, only to find it’s declined due to a credit problem.What can often add insult to injury is learning that the credit problem in question is something as small as a paid default to a phone carrier, often an event that took place years prior. This situation can be very difficult for a client to grasp; after all, such a listing may not at all represent their current financial position or ability to service a loan.