Monday, September 18, 2006

Poor Credit Rating.

It may be difficult to get a loan if you have a poor credit score. If it is possible then be ready to accept higher interest rate and tighter restrictions. You should also be wary of disreputable loan companies who specifically target those with poor credit ratings and offer them loans with excessive interest rates, unfair terms and very high penalties. With offers like this, it may be that you are better off without the loan than with it.

There are a variety of possibilities available however and some of them are worth considering. They range from unsecured credit cards, to mortgages secured over your home. Everyone, before taking on extra debt, should carefully assess how much they can afford, what are their needs and how much do they need to borrow.

You should also understand that your bargaining power will be weaker if you have a poor credit rating. . Credit cards can demonstrate to lenders that you are a good risk, but they can be very dangerous for someone who has a history of over spending. You should also look into options such as transferring credit card balances to cards with lower rates. You can also negotiate with your lenders if you are having problems making repayments. At the end of the day, only consistently making on time repayments over an extended period of time will your credit rating improve.

Finally if your credit rating is very bad you will have to adapt to these circumstances.