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[6 Apr 2006 | No Comment | 663 views]

There is a new credit scoring system in town. It’s called Vantage Score and will make understanding your credit score as easy as understanding your report card was in high school.
At least that’s the plan. The three major credit agencies, Experian, Equifax, and Trans Union announced on March 14, 2006 that they would be adopting the new system and rolling it out to banks, mortgage lenders and credit card companies immediately.
“There’s clearly been a need out there to have a consistent scoring model that works across all three reporting agencies’ data,” said Kerry Williams, group president of Experian’s credit services division. “And consumers need a consistent score that they can understand and use in their own financial lives.”
It was developed as a joint project between the three agencies and marks the first time the three have used the same scoring system. In the past even if all three agencies had …

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[6 Apr 2006 | No Comment | 1,067 views]

So you took advantage of one of those credit repair credit cards with higher interest rates to help you repair your credit?
Or perhaps you missed a payment or two a while back and are now saddled with a fairly large balance on a high interest credit card. Maybe it was your first credit card, and you’re still paying the interest rate offered to those with no status credit. No matter what the reason, you’ve got a credit card balance on which you’re paying interest rates higher than average, and you’d like to cut those monthly payments. Welcome to the world of balance transfer credit cards.
Balance transfer credit cards are credit cards that offer a special interest rate on accounts transferred from another credit card. Essentially, when you take advantage of balance transfer credit cards, you’re borrowing money on your new credit card to pay off the balance on your old …

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[6 Apr 2006 | No Comment | 707 views]

If you have been plagued with credit problems in the past, I would like to welcome you to your future! The first step in the process to rebuild credit is to get a new credit card. While many people will debate the best type of credit card such as secured or unsecured, I would argue that the type does not matter! What matters most is getting something and using it effectively!
The old school idea on credit was to get a card, make a large purchase and pay for it over time with no late payments. Today, that rule has changed! While making payments on time is VERY important, making the large purchase is the wrong thing to do! The way credit scores are made up, large revolving accounts (like credit cards) with high balances actually hurt your score. They figure that if your card is nearly maxed out, so is …

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[6 Apr 2006 | No Comment | 954 views]

Have you ever wondered what could be the specific meaning of an instant approval credit card and whether you can really get one immediately? In your junk emails, you might have received offers and ads from online credit card companies regarding instant loan approvals or the ‘best’ credit available online. Such companies offer instant approval credit cards and loans when you apply for them through their website. You then get a copy of an instant approval credit card online which you can use to make limited purchases there and then.
How an Instant Approval Credit Card Online Can Help You
This is certainly an option you can consider if you happen to have surpassed the limit of your original credit. Maxing your credit card limit is pretty common these days since the Internet has provided us with vast shopping possibilities where we may need instant and immediate access to credit. In order …

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[6 Apr 2006 | No Comment | 1,011 views]

Many people are attracted to an instant approval credit card because they want instant gratification. Basically, advancements in technology have caused our society to become used to getting things quickly. Credit cards are no exception. While there are many reasons why you might want to get an instant approval credit card, there are many things you need to take into consideration in order to decide if an instant approval credit card is what you are looking for.
Do you need the credit card right away, or can you wait?
If you need a line of credit right away, an instant approval credit card may be just the thing you are looking for. For example, if you had a great business opportunity or vacation package suddenly appear and you need the funds right away, then you might want to apply for an instant approval credit card. Or, if you have unexpected medical expenses …

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[6 Apr 2006 | No Comment | 1,029 views]

Instant approval credit cards are a convenient way to apply for a new card. With these cards, you can usually find out in less than a minute if you are instantly approved for a card. Better yet, applying for an instant approval credit card online is really quite simple.
Finding the Right Card
The first step in applying for an instant approval credit card is deciding which card you want. There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of instant approval credit cards for you to choose from online. Be sure to thoroughly research them all to find the one that is best for you. Things to look out for include: annual fees, interest rates, and additional fees. If you have good credit, be sure to only apply for an instant approval credit card without associated fees or a high interest rate. If you have a poor credit history, be sure to compare instant approval …

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[6 Apr 2006 | No Comment | 495 views]

With debt culture settling as a norm in United Kingdom and increase competition in the car market, car buying has become easier for consumers. If you have money go straight to a dealer showroom, choose a car and drive down the town. If you don’t have money, apply for a car loan, get it approved and become a proud owner of your dream vehicle. The only people left in this happy go lucky cycle are ones with adverse credit history. But now not even them. They too can avail an adverse credit car loans in the market although with some extra cost.
Getting a bad credit car loan is not as easy as other financing. The borrowers need to do some legwork in the market and smart negotiation with lenders to get an Adverse credit car loan. With proper research and information you can help yourself avail a car loan at …

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[6 Apr 2006 | No Comment | 424 views]

It’s not well known, but if you have recently applied for mortgage credit, the information you shared was probably sold within twenty-four hours of your mortgage application. Credit reporting agencies commonly sell what they term “trigger lists” of folks who have recently contacted mortgage lenders for rates or loan preapproval and have given loan officers permission to check into their credit.
These leads are being bought by data marketing companies who then resell the information to lenders who are interested in trying to entice you to use their lending services. The information the data marketing companies provide is valuable, because it tells lenders everything about your creditworthiness before lenders pitch you their offers.
One such company is Mortgage Inquiry Data, which tells lenders that they can provide access to every potential borrower who applies for a mortgage loan within twenty-four hours of the original request, making them prime candidates for lending services …

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[6 Apr 2006 | No Comment | 357 views]

With the increasing competition in the lending business financial institutions and other lenders are coming up with attractive offers in pursuit of outperforming competitors.
Innovative marketing strategies are often formulated to attract more and more customers and low rate of interest is one of the most attractive offers to lure them. Besides, low or no documentation and easy repayment schemes are some of the other benefits offered to make the mortgage market more and more customer friendly.
In pursuit of providing complete customer satisfaction, there are various types of mortgage plans prevailing in US market; designed to suit the specific requirements of the customers. Some of these are: home loans, debt consolidation loans, home equity loans, imperfect credit rating loans, etc.
So if you are presently facing financial crunches or wanted to buy your dream home but not having adequate fund to realize your dreams, you can grab the market opportunity and get …

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[6 Apr 2006 | No Comment | 541 views]

Recently Dutch employers attacked oppenents of the mortgage allowance frontally. A memorandum of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW) and the small and medium-sized enterprises sector (MKB-Nederland) states that every intervention is bad for the economy. Chairman Bernard Wientes says abolishment of the mortgage allowance will harm the economy, the construction sector in particular. Up till now, only the left wing parties want to abolish the mortgage allowance.
Labour leader Wouter Bos (PvdA) says he wants restrictions but not abolishment. He repeats that PvdA wants to limit the rate to 42%. The millionaires must hand in, not the man average in the street. Earlier however, a report of the PvdA states this limitation to 42% would be the first step towards abolishment.
The next step would be a compensation for the expenses of living. Like the rental subsidy this would be primarily for the lower incomes. But the employers make …