Positive credit history is more important than ever. However, in order to build credit you must borrow something and pay it back over time. Secured Future Credit Plan can help! Here’s how:
Add New Credit
To build credit, you must demonstrate that you can be trusted to use credit responsibly. Payment Protector shows you have been trusted by creating a new tradeline on your credit bureau and reports much needed payment history each month that you make your payment on time.
Good Credit Mix
According to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), your credit rating can benefit from different types of credit – namely ‘revolving’ credit, which is received from credit cards; and ‘installment’ credit, which is received from loans. Secured Future Credit Plan provides the installment ( ‘I1’ ) credit history needed for your healthy credit mix.
Positive credit history can help save you money and make life much easier. Here are some common examples:
Housing Purchase and Rentals
Your credit rating factors heavily into your mortgage approval AND into the interest rate you receive, if you are approved. A 1% difference in your interest rate may seem small but it can save you thousands of dollars over the term of your mortgage! Landlords and property managers are also demanding credit checks as part of the screening process for rentals. Better credit means better chance of getting into the home you want.
You can almost always secure vehicle financing from somewhere, despite your credit rating. However, with poor credit you may be forced into a selection of older vehicles at higher rates. This can sometimes lead to a situation where the loan outlasts the vehicle! Better credit = better selection and affordability for vehicles.
Telecommunications and Utilities
It is helpful to have good credit in order to get access to the best new devices with little or no down payment. With poor credit, you may not get access to the best phone or internet plans; or you may have to pay a sizeable deposit before receiving access to these plans or other utilities.
Access to Credit
Your credit history plays a major role in your ability to access credit, whether it be a credit card, car loan or mortgage. Even when approved, your credit rating can determine how much interest you will pay on any credit you are able to access.
More than ever, employers are including credit report in their screening process. Even if the applicant has an impeccable resume and flawless interviews, employers usually check the credit of an applicant before making a job offer.
It is a little known fact, credit does play a role in determining how much premium should be charged by insurance companies on an individual. Sometimes your home and auto insurance premium could be doubled if the credit score is low.