Credit Enquiries – How They Affect Your Credit Score
(And How Just One Particular Credit Enquiry Can Be Very Bad News For Your Finance Application)
By now, you might have heard that your credit application can be declined for a variety of reasons such as Insufficient income or assets, or excessive expenses, and debts.
It’s also commonly known that defaults, court judgments, and court writs can also cause your loan application to be declined. But there’s another sinister demon lurking amongst your credit score – deeming you a high credit risk.
The number (and type) of enquiries you’ve made is becoming more and more the sole reason why many loans are being declined by prudent lenders in the current tighter money environment. Many consumers are unaware of how quickly these can add up, what number is too many, and more importantly, what to do if you encounter this problem.
Credit enquiries can add up very quickly. Some of your ordinary actions may count as a credit enquiry, such as:
getting a new phone
upgrading your existing phone
getting the power or gas put on
signing up for Pay TV
making online credit card enquiries
making online personal loan applications
enquiring about ‘in store’ credit for a new TV, Washing Machine etc.
enquiring about ‘interest free’ credit instore or online
asking about a limit increase or balance transfer on your credit card.
Approved or Declined – It doesn’t matter… The enquiry is probably still recorded and held against you as a credit enquiry!
It’s easier to see now, just how quickly an individual can rack up enquiries.
Did you know that four credit enquiries in the last six months or just six credit enquiries in the past 12 months can deem you a ‘Bad Credit Risk’ to many lenders? So, just getting a new phone could be enough to ensure your next credit enquiry or loan application is declined.
That’s right – If you shop around for the best deal, each phone company can check your credit file and each one adds another credit enquiry to your credit report.
If you’re applying for a mortgage, this can often result in more than one credit enquiry.
One when the application was initially assessed by the bank or mortgage broker, and again when the loan is ready to be formally approved. In some instances, if the loan application process extends over a longer time, or the details on the application are changed or amended because your circumstances changed, or you found a different property, more enquiries could be added. We have seen as many as 9 credit enquiries from one mortgage application.
Worse still, if you’ve made an enquiry for credit with a lender commonly referred to as a ‘Payday Lender’, you’re likely to be automatically declined and refused credit instantly from most mainstream lenders.
There Is Good News…
MyCRA Lawyers often finds credit enquiries to be deemed ‘unreasonable’ or ‘unnecessary’ or ‘unsubstantiated’ and many of these credit enquiries can be removed. MyCRA [Credit Repair] Lawyers are widely known as the best of the best for all matters relating to credit reporting. This includes credit repair, credit score improvement, financial reputation restoration and the removal of black-marks, defaults, judgments, writs, clearouts and credit enquiries.
Mr. Graham Doessel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MyCRA Lawyers says that “any credit-related listing which should not have been placed on an individual’s credit file can and should be removed, even as a matter of principle”. Graham says, “even though these may not affect you right now, they most definitely can and will affect you in the future.”
If you suspect that you might be in danger of having either blemishes or too many credit enquiries on your credit report, contact MyCRA Lawyers today on 1300 667 218 to check your credit score and if necessary, take the most appropriate action to correct and restore your creditworthiness.
MyCRA lawyers has successfully removed defaults, credit enquiries, Judgments, writs, clearouts or other black marks from most creditors including, Optus, Telstra ANZ, Vodafone, NAB, Credit Corp, Lion Finance, Pioneer Credit, ACM Group, Flexirent, Bartercard, Westpac, CBA, Commonwealth Bank, Bank of Queensland, BoQ, WBC, St George, Panthera Finance, Citibank, Origin Energy, GE Capital, Latitude, Suncorp, State Mercantile, Axess Debt Management, Coogan Stores, AMEX, Elgas, Energy Australia, Integral Energy, Bankwest and so many more.
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