Monthly Archives: December 2009

Your credit scores impact on your credit potential

Your credit score decides your potential of getting a new loan from your credit lender. The three digit credit score will decide how much is going to be the cost of your loan. If your credit scores are high, the lenders will consider you as a low risk to their finance. This means that you will get competitive interest rates.

There are other factors that determine your potential of getting a loan besides your credit scores. The property that you are using to get the loan, how much equity you have, the cost of the loan that the lender can issue for you are reviewed.

Your credit scores are very important in front of different lenders, merchants, employers and insurance companies. They will understand your financial situation and make suitable offers. Consumers are getting more alarmed when they find their credit scores determining their insurance rates. Insurance companies review your credit scores thoroughly and predict how likely you are going to pay the premiums. This has been helpful to them to cut their losses. They use a slightly different formula from what your banks and credit grantors use to determine your credit potential. They call it an “insurance score”.

The way the insurance company have been reviewing the credit potential of the individuals is under scrutiny all over the nation. Many states have passed laws to restrict this practice. Washington, Utah, Idaho and Maryland have already done so, and 20 more states are considering it. Check your state’s department of insurance website to see the laws of your state.