Lenders rely heavily on your credit report to make a lending decision.
Missed payments are reflected in the 'Days Past Due' and 'Amount Overdue' fields in the ‘Accounts’ section of your credit report.
Making timely repayments through a secured credit card, you can easily build a good credit score.
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The purpose of setting a credit limit is to help maintain a good credit score.
Alternate credit scoring models have emerged as a solution to this since they are more inclusive as compared to the traditional models employed by banks.
A charge-off and a write-off are two completely different things. If your debt is charged off, it doesn’t mean that it is paid off.
Credit card debts attract high interest rates, which may be as much as 40% annually on your unpaid amount. This is supplemented by late fees, collection charges, or even legal fees.
Many credit cards offer you complimentary access to airport lounges, not just at domestic destinations but also international ones.
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A high credit utilisation ratio means that you are a high-risk borrower, and with your given income level, there is a decent probability of making late payments or defaulting
Defaulting on payments, applying for credit to multiple lenders within a short span of time, spending more than 50%-60% of your credit limit regularly, brings your credit score down.
Prudent use of credit cards can help you save money
Average ticket size of the air travel booking done through credit cards is around Rs 6,000 whereas it is only Rs 1,200 for the non-air travel bookings
If you default paying the credit card bill, it will show that you do not have money to even service your short-term liabilities
Using your credit card for regular spends and ensuring timely and full repayment of outstanding dues helps in building a good credit score.
As more and more rewards points get accumulated into the card account, the cardholder can redeem them for a host of benefits like cash, gift cards, gift vouchers, air miles, merchandise and dining etc.
Personal overdraft or salary overdraft is a credit provided to individual where one can withdraw any amount up to the sanctioned credit limit.
Change the PIN and register for two factor authentication by following the process online.
It helps to know exactly how a single missed payment can affect your finances and your CIBIL Score.
There are six main factors which either make or break the credit score. It can increase or decrease depending on how well you manage these factors.
The key to improving your credit score lies in your credit report.
There might arise a situation when you are unable to pay the outstanding amount on a particular card due to personal or financial reasons.
Credit and debit cards are the most common means of making digital or electronic transactions.