Before lenders decide to lend you money, they want to know if you are willing and able to pay back that loan. To figure out your ability to repay, lenders look at your debt-to-income ratio. To assess your willingness to repay, they use your credit score.
Fair Isaac and Company developed the first FICO score to help lenders assess creditworthines. We've written more on FICO here.
Your credit score is a result of your repayment history. They don't consider income or personal characteristics. These scores were invented specifically for this reason. "Profiling" was as dirty a word when FICO scores were first invented as it is today. Credit scoring was developed as a way to take into account solely that which was relevant to a borrower's likelihood to repay the lender.
Your current debt level, past late payments, length of your credit history, and other factors are considered. Your score is calculated from the good and the bad in your credit history. Late payments lower your credit score, but establishing or reestablishing a good track record of making payments on time will raise your score.
To get a credit score, you must have an active credit account with a payment history of six months. This history ensures that there is sufficient information in your credit to generate an accurate score. Some folks don't have a long enough credit history to get a credit score. They should build up credit history before they apply for a loan.
Executive Lending Group, LLC can answer your questions about credit reporting. Give us a call at (816) 525-8000 & (81.
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