Introduction to a Credit Check
Put simply, the results of a credit check provide the reputation for repaying debts on time.
The better your credit check, the more willing companies and people will be to lend you money,
issue you a credit card, let a house or flat to you, hire you, or provide services to you on
A good credit check doesn't require a spotless payment history, but a poor credit check, once established,
can be difficult to escape. When you apply for a credit card, personal loan, or any other type of credit,
the lender must decide if you are a good credit risk using some form of credit check. Creditors do this by
checking your background to see how you've paid debts in the past using a credit check. A poor repayment
history will hurt your ability to receive credit.
To determine if you are a good credit risk, most lenders use the requirements and scoring systems utilised
within a credit check. You will need to pass the requirements for factors such as type of occupation,
length of employment, and annual income. Applicants may also receive credit check scores for the number
of previous or current creditors who have rated their credit payment history highly.
If you are deep in debt and are applying for more credit, a creditor may consider you to be over-extended
and deny your application, believing you may not be able to handle additional payments based on your income
and existing obligations.
When you apply for credit, each creditor may access your credit check. Their searches will be recorded on
your credit check report. Some creditors automatically reject an applicant if their credit check shows
an excessive number of searches over a short period, believing from experience that good credit check
risks usually don't have many credit searches. A search can remain on your credit check report for as
long as two years.
If you have committed yourself to relatively few creditors and have maintained a high credit check rating,
lenders may look at how long your credit commitments with those creditors will continue. If you are near
the end of your current commitments, the lender may consider extending credit to you because you will soon
have more income to repay new debts at the end of your current commitments.
Check your Credit Check Report to see your reported payment history, account balances, and inquiries.