When your Credit Score determines your Interest Rates

A credit score is a major deciding factor for banks to grant you loans and also to decide the terms and conditions on which the loans are to be given. Banks prefer borrowers with low outstanding balances, long credit history and high credit score. A good credit profile and high credit score are viewed positively by lenders. It also puts the borrowers in a position to bargain for better terms and conditions and draw loans at best available rates. On the other hand, it might get difficult to even get loans with poor credit score, leave aside the question of interest rates. Hence, it can be rightly said, “better the credit score, better the interest rates”.

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Financial habits to avoid for a wealthy Future

We first make our habits and then our habits make us.

Bad financial habits deplete your hard earned money, landing you in debts. Instead of regretting the bad financial practices, it is better to be prudent and take wise decisions related to your finances and create wealth for future.

Let’s have an insight into some financial habits you must avoid to ensure a healthy financial future:

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Does your Credit Mix impact your Credit Score?

Your credit score reflects your credit habits to your bankers and therefore it is indeed important for you to be concerned about your credit score. As such, people are now getting aware of the importance to review their credit reports regularly. Even the regulator, SEBI, has acknowledged the need to regularly monitor the credit reports and thereby calls for one free report on an annual basis by the credit information bureaus. Reviewing your credit report indeed helps your diagnose your credit health. While your repayment record largely impacts your credit score, there are other matters impacting your credit score too.

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Here’s how You Can Improve Your Credit Score

Your credit score is the first thing your bank will check before judging you on other parameters like your salary, other loan obligations, your repayment capacity etc. So, a higher Credit Score should ideally help you get a loan at more favorable terms.

Recently, one of the leading public sector banks has linked the rate of interest to the credit score. Customers having a credit score higher than 760 will be charged 8.35%, those in the range of 725 to 759 points will be charged 8.85% while those having credit score below 724 points will be charged 9.35% on home loans. This spread of 1.00% indeed asks for a regular monitoring of your credit score and immediate corrective action in case of any misinformation stated therein. Other banks are also likely to follow in taking such a step.

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Interested in IPL Scores? Your Credit Score is more important

Be it any business you own, this is that one score you should be worried about

With the Indian Premier League (IPL) currently into its last stages of the group matches, IPL fever has gripped the country. With the league moving into the knockout stage in few days, the excitement can only get better and higher. Even when we are hanging out with friends, we are more interested in knowing the match score and keep checking our smartphones for the latest updates.

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