What if you are denied credit?
If a creditor says you were denied because you are too near your limits on your credit cards or you have too many charge card accounts, you may want to reapply after paying down your balances or closing some accounts. Credit scoring systems consider updated information and change over time.
Sometimes you can be denied because of information from a credit report. If so, the Fair Credit Reporting Act requires the creditor to give you the name, address and phone number of the credit reporting agency that supplied the information. You should contact that agency to find out what your report said. This information is free if you request it within 60 days of being turned down. The reporting agency can tell you what's in your report, but only the creditor can tell you why your application was denied.
If you've been denied, or didn't get the rate or terms you want, ask the creditor if a credit scoring system was used. If so, ask what characteristics or factors were used in that system, and the best ways to improve your application. If you are approved, ask the creditor whether you are getting the best rate and terms available and, if not, why. If you are not offered the best rate available because of inaccuracies in your report, be sure to dispute the inaccurate information in your credit report.
If you have been denied credit entirely (often because of the Catch-22 situation where lenders don't want to offer credit to anyone without a credit history--but how do you get a credit history without credit?), you can apply for secured credit cards, which essentially allows you to deposit a sum of money (say, $500) and then "charge" purchases, up to $500. By using this card responsibly (such as by not going over the limit--even better, creditors like it if you use no more than 30% of your available credit, as it shows you aren't likely to incur debts you can't pay--and by paying your bill on time--never late, even by a minute), you build a credit history. This record of good credit usage will help you get other kinds of credit--a car loan, a mortgage, etc.
Will your last name show misspelled in your credit reports if you misspelled your last name in a credit card application but the application was denied?
If your request for credit is denied by a credit card issuer such as American Express does it negatively impact your credit score?
No, not in the sense that a person can be legally pursued or have credit denied due to the credit history in another country. However, if the person has had credit problems with a bank that has locations in another country, they can be denied banking privileges at that institution, which may create other problems
If you are denied credit, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act requires that the creditor give you a notice that tells you the specific reason your application was rejected or the fact that you have the right to learn the reason if you ask within 60 days. If your credit application was due to information obtained from your credit report, the Fair Cedit Reporting Act requires the creditor to give you the name, address and phone…
For most individuals a bad credit rating can have the following consequences: * Applications for credit cards may be denied; * Minimum payments on current credit card balances may be increased; and * All types of loans, including getting a mortgage may be denied or the interest rate or the down payment may be higher than people with good credit ratings.
If your SL is deferred until 2008 but you are being denied credit because of it is it better for your credit score to pay it all or to make payments?
if its deferred because you are in school... then you arent being denied credit because of it. if you dropped out of school then you have to begin payments immediately... if not then you default... which will get you denials. if you are deferred because you are in school... then it actually helps your credit because its an open account that's current.
There is little likelihood that one was denied credit specifically for not knowing the address and birthdate of one's husband's ex-wife because alimony payments do not have to be disclosed when applying for credit and are usually only considered on the income side, not the expenses side (i.e., benefits the alimony payment receiver, does not negatively impact the alimony payment payer when either apply for credit). The above said, the bank may have wanted to…
If you had a preapproved letter from AMEX but applied for another card on their website and were denied then sent for the preapproved one and got it will that affect your credit?
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) was passed in 1974 and ammended in 1976. You dont "use" the ECOA per se unless you feel that you were denied credit in some form and that denial was based on something that the ECOA says you may not be denied for. Most reputable financial institutions and creditors follow the ECOA.
Is it possible to get a bad credit history from being denied a credit card because you did not have a credit history?
It is possible that you will show a low credit score if you have no other loans, credit cards, etc. You have to have revolving accounts or other accounts to establish credit. If you are having trouble getting a credit card you can try and get a secured credit card, or have a co-signer help sign with a application for credit.
No, a checking account is not correlated to your credit score. The only reason why you have to give your social security # is to prove that you have no outstanding debt with any other banks. ______________________________________ Actually, there is a correlation. Having a checking account doesn't improve your credit score, but you can be accepted or denied an account based on it. If you have bad credit, or no credit, you may be denied…
Is it OK to check your credit report after you've been denied a credit card because of your credit history?
Yes. In fact, if you are denied credit based on something in your credit report, you have a right to a free copy of the credit report that shows the unfavorable information. There should be a procedure in the denial telling you how to get the copy of the report. Additionally, credit reporting agencies are required to provide one free credit report annually. Since there are three different credit reporting agencies, I recommend that you…
FICO is one of three major organizations that keep track of an individual's credit history. FICO's scoring system runs from 300 to 850. Although a score of 500 or lower may not cause someone to be denied credit, it is considered below average by most lenders. If you are denied credit, FICO is required by law to provide a free copy of your report.