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Some Key Things You Need To Know When Applying For Automobile Financing

Oct 12, 2007
Your credit history is something you need to protect as much as possible because it is the main determining factor when you apply for loans. An individual's credit history is a concise report of every transaction you've made in the that pertains to anybody loaning you money or charging you for their services. This history can include charge cards, public utility bills, student loans, house payments, car payments, and much more.

In the United Stataes there are 3 leading credit agencies who amass these lists on your credit history and based on your credit history, you are given a numerical designation that represents your individual credit worthiness. You ideally desire this number to be 650 or higher. If you are late on your installment payments, default on any loans, or do not pay your financial obligations at all, your credit rating will fall - occasionally dramatically.

You're eligible to obtain one gratis credit report each year thanks to United States federal legislation that came in effect a few years ago. All you have to do is go to www.freecreditreport.com and ask for a copy of your report. Once you receive your credit report, it's very critical that you check over it with a fine-toothed comb to make certain the data is correct. You're entitled to ask for corrections whenever any of the information is erroneous. Just contact the credit reporting bureau and offer corroborating documents that show the wrong entry is fallacious and they are compelled to correct it.

When you go to ask for a car loan, the financial company will look for some unique things on your loan application. Most importantly, they would like to see authenticated monthly income. To acquire the bottom level interest rate, it will need to be over $1700. These financial institutions are seeking people with established living and employment situations which equates to being at your present address for over 6 months and being employed by the same company for six months or more. They ideally would like for you to have a year of proven credit with no black marks during that time. That means no late pays, no excessive charge card applications, and no prior loan defaults.

For many people, paying a higher rate of interest, this can be exceedingly hard on their monthly expenses. Not only will your automobile payments be higher every month, the total interest you will ante up is nearly 6 times that of a loan with a lower rate of interest. With that fact in mind, you can see how imperative it is for you to build good credit, and maintain a healthy credit score, or you'll spend your entire life wasting your pay on interest, when it ought to be building up your nest egg. This is the reason most people, even those ready to retire are broke. A lifetime of thoughtless spending habits, paying only the minimal monthly payment, and paying full price for everything has left them in a position of having no nest egg.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living with his beautiful wife and family in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about cars as well as car care products at http://www.waxyourauto.com
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