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Can you improve your credit score by cosigning for someone who has perfect credit?

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2015-07-15 21:39:46
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Yes you can, if approved it will show positive on both reports.

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No, such activity only lowers your credit rating. It goes against your total indebtedness. Plus, if they default it can kill your credit rating and take years to remedy. Mark


If someone wanted to improve their credit rating there are a variety of places where someone can do so. Some of these ways are for the individual to check their credit files.


Usually no--the lender goes by the lowest credit rather then the higher. So----if you are applying and your credit is better and you can apply alone--DO IT! Then work on the other person's credit to improve it for the next time.


The only way to be removed from the obligation of cosigner is for the loan to be refinanced.


700 is almost perfect. It would be nearly futile to try to improve it.


Because you have taken on the risk of a deadbeat.


If you are signing for someone and they pay late it goes on your credit report as a late pay. Also if the person can not pay the rent you are liable to.


Hi-Cosigning a loan will not lower your credit score unless payments are late, or if the borrower defaults and you cannot make the payments yourself. A cosigner is equally liable for the loan, so if you cannot make the payments, you should not sign.The way that cosigning will affect your credit report is in your debt-to-income ratio. The loan you cosign will show up as part of your debt, so a lender may not want to loan you more money if it looks like your debts are too high.Something that people often overlook though, is that cosigning a loan can actually improve your credit rating if the borrower makes his payments on time. You will get credit for making payments and paying off this debt as if it were your own.



There is not a strict set of requirements for cosigning. You will need to be over 18 and the lender will need to believe you are a good credit risk. This is based on your credit score. You should be concerned with the obligations cosigning a car loan will create for you. See the Related Link for "Experian: Advice on Cosigning a Loan" for info on this.


Yes, someone on the social security can be able to cosign for a loan. The person cosigning the loan however has to have good credit regardless of his availability on the social security benefit.


Improve your credit score.


Christian Deft Relief Credit Card Counselling, in fact, does help improve one's credit. You are able to speak to someone who will help guide you in ways that will help.


Yes. Only in this manner can they ascertain that the cosigner is credit worthy as claimed. Everything must be verified beyond any shadow of a doubt. The cosigner needs to be well aware of the circumstances should the one they are signing for default on what is owed. If someone racks up $40,000 in credit, then doesn't pay, the cosigner is then FULLY responsible for the entire balance due, which could totally ruin their own credit rating. Just be very careful about what you are cosigning for and read ALL the fine print.



Poor credit decreases the chances of getting a housing loan. However, many companies offer assistance to those with poor credit and it is never too late to improve one's credit and improve the chances of getting a housing loan.


Yes, that is the premise of having a cosigner. The person cosigning must have a reliable, acceptable level of income and a good credit history.


Co-signing means that you accept 100% financial liability for the contract in question. The manner in which the contract is adhered too has equal impact on your credit.


YES, THIS IS TRUE! IF YOU HAVE NEVER ESTABLISHED CREDIT HISTORY AND YOU ARE IN NEED OF A LOAN YOUR BEST BET IS TO BECOME A CO-SIGNER ON SOMEONE ELSE'S CREDIT CARDS TO ESTABLISH CREDIT HISTORY.


There are no pros, except for making the person you are cosigning for happy. CONS--SEVERAL, whoever you cosign for does not have to make payment and still get to keep the house, you pay they stay for free. your credit is scarred if they do not pay and it goes into forclosure, you have to make up all payments or come up with the total loan, You really need to think long and hard before co signing! There are so many programs to help people with bad credit, no credit. They can help them, do not co sign. Talk with an attorney before cosigning, no matter who it is for.


Your cosigner's credit report should also reflect the loan. In this case, it should show as paid on time as agreed.


The best three tips is to close out credit cards with a paid balance, make payments on time, and try not to have too many lines of credit reflect on the credit report.


yes of course but if you pay them on right time this will give you benefit to improve your credit score as well as credit history.


No. It will become a part of your credit report and will have some effect on your debt to income ratio.


Your credit rating will improve if the party that you have co-signed for makes prompt payments. If they fail to do this, you are on the hook for the payments and late fees that they may incur. Only co-sign for someone that you are sure will make the payments.



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