When you take credit, you borrow some amount of money which you are obliged to pay after a certain period of time. A credit score is a statistical way to determine the likelihood of an individual who has to pay back the money he has borrowed. Many credit bureaus issue such scores based on different evaluation systems and factors.
Common factors that are used to calculate credit score of a person includes his credit payment history, current debts he is liable to, time length of his credit history, credit type mix and frequency of his applications for new credit.
What defines your credit score?
When you borrow money, your lender sends this credit information to a credit bureau which in turn prepares a credit report defining how well you have managed your debts. From the credit report prepared, the bureau determines your credit score based on factors such as a) previous credit performance, b) current level of indebt ness, c) the time credit has been used, d) types of credit available and e) pursuit of new credit. Thus, your credit score is much affected by your credit history of paying off debts. This factor can also boost your credit rating whereby...