It is often difficult for us when we have bad credit. Not knowing where to start to get you credit report back on track can be very frustrating.
If you have bad credit, you might want to check into a few resources that can help you find a solution to your credit problem. Life does not have to be difficult and all of us make mistakes.
Damaged credit is an obstacle and if you have the right tools you can fix the situation in a timely manner. There is always a solution to most problems. The problem most times is some of us don’t have the knowledge to find solutions to our problems.
I am going to show you quick and to the point steps to take that will help you repair your credit.
Step 1: Collect copies of your credit report from the major credit bureaus. Credit bureaus compile and sell information about consumers and are a principal source of information about your credit history.
You are entitled to receive a free copy of your credit report if you have been denied credit within the past 60 days. If you have not been denied credit within the past 60 days, you can order your credit report once a year for free at http://annualcreditreport.com.
Step 2: Review your credit report watching closely for errors (items that do not belong to you). Dispute any errors on your reports immediately with the credit bureaus. Any errors or inaccurate information will be deleted.
Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, all negative information seven years old or more must be deleted. Bankruptcy stay on credit report for up to 10 years or longer.
Step 3: Dispute the negative information, you will receive a copy of your report from the credit bureau, showing the items that were removed and the items that were verified as accurate. Sometimes you may be asked to provide more information to the credit bureaus. Removing negative information from your credit file can improve your credit rating.
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