How to Improve Your Credit Score

How to Improve  Your Credit Score The first thing that lenders will check when you apply for credit – whether a loan, mortgage, or a credit card purchase – is your credit score. That’s because before they decide to lend you money, they want to know how good a risk you would be. Lenders are business people and as business people they always consider the risks involved when they make an investment. The investment is you, of course. Or more precisely, your capacity to pay. If the risk far outweighs the investment, then naturally lenders would turn away from such a deal.  The credit score helps lenders make their decisions easier and faster. Because your credit score is the closest thing to accurate information determinative of your future credit performance, they base their decisions concerning your credit application on this three-digit number.  In short, your credit score is that [...]