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What is a good credit score?

What is your goal? Good enough to buy? The score needed when buying a car is different than buying a house or starting a business. 650 is generally good enough to get you started though your interest rate may be higher. What is a really good score, aka excellent? 850 is the highest though anything above 740 is considered Excellent. 

Credit repair is the process of cleaning up inaccuracies on your credit report, removing wrong or inaccurate information, protecting your identity, and becoming more informed on credit issues. When you repair your credit file, it is likely your credit score will improve, and ability to obtain better interest rates and save money.

Why should I utilize credit repair?

Because your credit record will influence your qualification for credit in the future, could affect rates for your current credit lines, and believe it or not, employment and insurance applications. Accordingly, if your credit report is incorrect, correcting the credit file will help improve your chances. A good credit score helps you obtain low interest rates on long term loans, like home loans or car loans. Lenders may charge high interest rates or impose undesirable repayment plans for you. Given the stakes and the consequences involved, it is clearly to your advantage to work toward recovering from a bad credit rating. 

What are the steps to get started?

It's very simple. Click the Enroll Now button above or Book a Call with our team to review your credit history and put together a customized plan for you. We also guide you every step of the way as to what we are doing and what you need to do. You do your part while we work directly with the bureaus on your behalf to clean up inaccuracies in your report. Working together we will repair and build so you are back in control.

How long does the credit repair process take?

If you have errors on your credit reports that can be successfully disputed, you could see improvement in your credit with the first update in 45 days, though typically the process takes 6-12 months. People who are persistent over many months and know the law have the most success improving their scores. 

Why is credit repair important?

Buying a home or car, one item on a credit report and score can stop the purchase. Credit repair has always been important. Mortgage, auto and personal lenders have long relied on your three-digit credit scores to determine if you are creditworthy enough to qualify for a loan. Lenders also rely on your credit scores to determine how much interest you'll pay on these loans. But today, lenders aren't the only ones who rely on these scores when making financial judgments. A growing number of employers tap into the credit information of job applicants when making hiring decisions. Those with low credit scores might lose out on their dream jobs. Even auto insurance companies often rely on credit scores when setting policy premiums. It's clear that having a strong credit score is the key to a stress-free life today.

What is a credit score?

A formula, or algorithm that analyzes the information in your credit file and returns a number or score.Your score indicates your risk to creditors or lenders. The lower the number, the more risky you are determined to be.

What is in my credit file?

Names and addresses the credit bureau believes (rightly or wrongly) have been used by you. Your positive credit history: creditor, type of credit and, if ongoing, the current status of the account.Your negative credit history: past due payment history, collection accounts.  Public records of bankruptcy, repossession, liens and judgements.

How long does negative information stay on the my file?

Excluding some public records concerning taxes, seven years.Note: this is how long is legally allowed and how long it should be on your report. We often find negative information on credit reports that violate this law.

What is a good credit score?


At least 660 for your FICO score. 680 TO GET THE BEST INTEREST RATE

FICO scores range from 300 to 850 depending on your assessed risk:

Poor: Less than 580

Fair: 580 - 669

Good: 670 - 739

Very Good: 740 - 799

Exceptional: Over 800

What credit score do I need to get a home loan?

The minimum credit score for a home loan is 620. TO GET THE BEST RATE A 680 IS NEEDED. This is a FICO (not FAKO) mortgage mid score, meaning all three credit bureaus' middle (or mean) score. 

The scoring model used for mortgage lending is different from that used for auto loans or credit cards. These scores may be different for the same person.

Who can see my credit score? Can an employer?

Lenders to whom you apply for credit.

Lenders who want to send offers to extend credit (unless you opt out of these offers.)

You when you request them.

WITH YOUR PERMISSION, Your employer, or prospective employer cannot see your credit score, but they can see much of your credit history by getting an Employment Credit Check (only with your permission).

What causes my credit score to go down?

Your credit score measures how and how long you have used credit. If you use different kinds of credit types and keep all your commitments, your score will increase over time. History is time; the longer, the better. Your score decreases with a lack of late payments, credit history, car repossessions, bankruptcy, and all liens.

Does income matter with a credit score?

No. Rich, middle class and poor people can all have high scores - or low scores.

Your credit score is a measure of your ability to keep credit commitments. Lenders use it for this purpose, not how much to lend.Your income, and debt, determine much credit you can afford and how much credit lenders will extend to you.


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