Debt is an important part of everybody life. Only the rich can afford to buy a car or a house without taking any loan. If your credit score is good than getting credit is easy. But what if you have bad credit history?
Debt is a balance between risk and profit. Lenders make money on the money they loan in the form of interest collected from the borrowers. But lenders also run the risk that a borrower will not be able to pay back the debt in which case the lender is in risk of losing all the money loaned. Usually when taking debt the lender gets a lien on some collateral that guarantees recovering the money in case the borrowers default on the debt payments. For example when lending money to buy a car the lender can get a hold of the car and sell it in case the borrower defaults. The same with a house.
Regardless of what the money is used for the credit score also known as credit history is important in order to first get the loan and second get good terms on the loan. In other words if your credit history is good you will be able to get more money for lower interest if it is bad you will be able to get less money for a high price or in other words higher interest. And if your credit history is really bad you might not get the loan at all.
Fixing your credit history is a long and tedious process. Make sure that you do not default on any payments and that you pay up large debt on your credit cards. The good news is that there are ways for people with bad credit to get loans. It takes more expertise and care but it can be done. Actually it might surprise many but the act of taking a loan by itself is a great way to improve your credit score and credit history. If you are able to take a loan and pay all the payments on time your credit history would look better and credit score go higher since in the eyes of potential future lenders it shows that you are less of a risk since you prove that you can take a loan and pay it back in an orderly manner.
If you have bad credit it is easier to get a loan that will be used against some tangible purchase that can be used as collateral. It also helps if you need the loan to finance a small portion of the purchase as opposed for example to the complete purchase price. For example it is easier to get a loan to buy a new car if you can put for example 25 percent or more of the purchase price in cash and the rest in finance. The lender risk is lower since the lender has a lien on the car and if you default on payments the lender can simply take the car and sell it paying back the loan and interest and of course a hefty fine.
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