How to improve credit history

There are ways to improve your credit history. Thus, when you make the next application for a financial product, a lease or an education loan, you will have an excellent rating.

I recently met a person with a very peculiar financial attitude . He was preparing to ask for a mortgage loan.

Seriously, he was getting ready.

Why? I wanted to receive the best possible rating so that, in this way, the bank will consider the best possible interest rate. That is, he wanted to show that he had a good financial management and therefore did not imply a great risk for the bank.

He knew that, at lower risk, better rate

He knew that, at lower risk, better rate

And it is true. People who demonstrate low risk do better business : the financial institution will assume the risk rating, among other factors, to calculate the rate. If, for example, you get a “normal” rating, it will imply a better rate , probably, than a person who has a “poor” or “doubtful” rating. The consequence? You will pay less money in interest.

Thinking about that is worth it.

But, in addition, having a good rating in the risk centers makes your life easier . You agree – without realizing it – to a cell phone plan, to the credit program at the university, to a lease contract for a department and even to a new credit card.

Yes, comfort, agility and good name when doing business today is vital. But there is another point on which I want to draw your attention: why pay more if you can pay less?

That is the financial attitude that is needed.

What to do to improve credit history

What to do to improve credit history

Of course, the first measure is to fulfill all the commitments acquired, on the dates indicated:

  • Invoices
  • Credit cards
  • Personal credits, free destination.
  • Mortgage credits
  • Public services
  • Mobile
  • Taxes
  • Checks
  • Letters
  • Alimentary pension

Many people have found in the “automatic debit” a good help. It works perfect as long as you have an account balance. (A bank will never automatically pay a bill unless it finds the money!)

The idea is to avoid being reported to the credit bureau at all costs

The idea is to avoid being reported to the credit bureau at all costs

You know, the Superintendency of Banking, Insurance and AFP, has the obligation to register all the information of the entities it monitors (banks, cooperatives, financial, savings banks, edpymes). And they have the obligation to report when their customers stop paying credits, cards, or keep accounts in overdraft.

The Chamber of Commerce each time it manages a dispute for non-payment, sends a report to the SBS. Commercial companies, educational entities, also report. They do it to the private risk centers.

The risk centers collect all the information for their clients, that is, anyone who wants to consult.

Every time they check your ID, it’s a good business opportunity.

Control the expense so that at the end of the month you have a balance in the checking or savings account . Then, you can pass it to the trust account or to the voluntary savings of the AFP. Banks make “averages” and if they observe good management, points in favor.

As you already have your levels of expenses controlled and you are fulfilling your budget, it is time to make a financial move: if you do not already have it, open a checking account. This type of account has a couple of additional services: you can use virtual channels and you will have an overdraft quota.

You may not want to use it at this time, but it works like this: the quota is a kind of credit. If you do not have cash and you must make a payment, you can withdraw money from your account, even if you do not have it. That money generates (expensive) interest and you will have up to 30 days to pay it.