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What Does Your Credit Report Say About You?

As credit has become more and more abundant in our society, your credit report, and thus your credit rating has become more important in your daily life.

Your credit rating affects all aspects of your financial activities. When it comes to borrowing money, your credit rating also has the ability to affect the job. You get the apartment you rent, and even the ability to open a bank account. Your credit report itself is simply a listing of all of your mortgage and consumer debt here in Canada.

The two main credit reporting agencies are TransUnion and Equifax. Both agencies have a credit history file on anyone who has ever borrowed money. Every time you borrow money or make a payment on a loan or credit card, the lender then reports the information about the transaction to these two agencies. In addition to credit information, you will also find liens and judgements on your credit report, as well as your address and possibly your work history. The accumulation of all of this information is called your credit report. The information on your credit report varies based on your creditors and what they have reported about you, potential lenders and others, such as employers view your credit history as a reflection of your character. Whether we like it or not. Our financial habits have a lot to say about the way in which we choose to live our lives.

The credit score or beacon score is a number which gives mortgage lenders an idea of your lending risk credit scores range from 300 to 900, the higher your credit score, the better the mortgage products and interest rate that you will qualify for are often determined by your credit score. One thing that many people do not know is that you have the legal right to obtain a copy of your credit report.

A mortgage professional can help you obtain a copy of this report and go through it with you to verify that all of the information is true and correct. The good news is that your credit record is a working document. This means that you have the ability over time to repair any damage credit and increase your credit score. If you are interested in mortgages or simply finding out your credit score, contact us today for a free consultation.

Doug Paterson

Mortgage Agent in Ontario, Canada.

Dominion Lending Centres

416.432.8836 |

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