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How to Apply For a Fixed Auto Loan

Jun 8, 2008
Thinking of applying for a fixed auto loan or car loan? You should start requesting for your credit report as soon as possible. All creditors, commercial banks, finance companies and even unconventional loan sources where you apply for a fixed auto loan will definitely look for your credit report.

Even if you are a potentially good fixed auto loan mortgagee who pays his bills on time, you should ensure that all the information in your credit report is up-to-date and accurate.

If you want your fixed auto loan to be approved at once, make sure that your credit file does not contain inaccuracies. Such inaccuracies could affect your credit rating and could possibly result to the disapproval of your fixed auto loan application. This is the reason why reviewing your credit report before even applying for a fixed auto loan will save you time and money.

When applying for a fixed auto loan, your lender may use a different standard in rating your credit merit from other lenders. Because of this, you should read your own credit report and try to understand how your credit file could be interpreted. This could give you a chance to improve your credit merit from the lender's point of view, thus, improve your chances of having your fixed auto loan approved.

When applying for a fixed auto loan, here are the things that you need to check on your credit report:

Clerical errors are very common and they could include payments that have not been credited, late payments or even data from somebody else's credit file with a similar name as yours. The bad news is they could very well affect your fixed auto loan application. Now even before your fixed auto loan lender can see your credit file with such errors, you can decide if you want to argue any inaccuracy you might find - and fast, before it ruins your chances of having your fixed auto loan application approved.

When applying for a fixed auto loan, you might want to close any unused credit accounts you might have in your credit report. This will make your credit score more attractive to a potential fixed auto loan lender when you reduce the revolving charge accounts which are classified as active on your credit report. Your fixed auto loan lender might view too much revolving debt as a minus factor when you are considering a car loan application.

Should you have stopped using any or some of your credit accounts, it will be better if you choose to close such account/s. Have a notation that the account was closed at your request, or else, your fixed auto loan lender might think the creditor closed the account for other reasons.

If you manage your credit cards well, your chances for an approved fixed auto loan will get improve, even to lenders who enforce stricter guidelines for applications. Otherwise, your ability to get an fixed auto loan could be compromised.

Between 30-day and 60-day late payments, fixed auto loan lenders could overlook several 30-day delays. You can explain your situation and hold on to your good credit. However, a 60-day late payment could be a turn-off to your fixed auto loan lender.

Your fixed auto loan lender would be interested in your credit report for the previous two years. Try to maintain a clean credit report by paying on time and checking it regularly to find out if your payments are properly credited.
About the Author
Uchenna Ani-Okoye is an internet marketing advisor and co founder of Free Affiliate Programs

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