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Improving Your Credit History

Improving your credit history is basically about doing the opposite to that which caused you to get a bad credit history in the first place.

You got a bad credit history by not making good the debt that you owed to other people either on late payments or failure to make the payments at all.

This bad credit history remains in your name for 7 1/2 years and any time you go to borrow money, rent accommodation or virtually anything else that involves the need to check your credit standing you are going to be at a disadvantage.

So what can you do to make up for your past errors?

Simply by doing the opposite to what you did in the past and borrowing small amounts of money but ensuring that you pay them back on time all the time to start to build up a good credit history will begin to compensate for your past efforts.

When many people get on top of their debt problems they are very reluctant to go back to borrowing again however in order to get your own house and a mortgage that will be necessary in order to buy it, you need to start rebuilding your credit history and unfortunately the only way that that can be done is by borrowing and proving that you have changed and can meet your responsibilities to the financers.

You don’t have to borrow a lot of money and in fact it is better to do smaller amounts at various different places so you get good credit reports from a wider range of people.

Credit cards are the easiest way to get started rebuilding your past and then buying the occasional item provided it is a necessity and at low cost on hire purchase where you make monthly payments over a set period of time and don’t miss any payments as the next step towards your goal of getting lending institutions the confidence to work with you further.

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