If you are considering applying for a major line of credit, one thing you should be doing in the weeks and months leading up to that application is using credit resources to improve your credit and keep track of it. I’ve found that it does NOT pay to be in the dark about your credit scores or the contents of your credit report. Why? Because you want to see what your loan officer will see BEFORE she does. You need to think like a lender to make … [Read more...]
Credit Report Correction: How Long Does It Take?
How long does it take to correct your credit report? Unfortunately, the answer may depend on what kinds of corrections may be needed. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Fair Credit Reporting Act requires credit agencies to respond to you over complaints of erroneous, incomplete, outdated, or inaccurate information. According to the FTC, “To take advantage of all your rights under this law, contact the credit reporting company … [Read more...]