Personal Finance: 4 Reasons You Need Good Credit

Personal Finance: 4 Reasons You Need Good Credit
Published Tuesday, May 10, 2022
by Feature Staff

Most of society may depend on a form of credit to access funds for mortgages, credit cards, and cars. Having credit plays a significant role during approval; having a solid history combined with a good score may increase approval chances for lower annual percentage rates (APR).

To learn more about the four reasons you need good credit, you should continue reading below.

Better terms on loans

Individuals with a strong credit score may access more loans and credit card services. Borrowers may also have the freedom to shop around for the best loan and compare APRs versus those with a lower score.

Having more credit options can come in handy when making significant purchases with higher dollar limits. For instance, a score below 580 may make it more challenging to qualify for a mortgage, get a personal loan, or obtain an unsecured credit card.

Access to better credit cards

High credit scores may grant you access to credit cards with the most benefits and advantages, including those with lower interest rates and better rewards. Some credit card companies may offer cashback and travel incentives.

Having access to the best credit cards gives you a better opportunity to qualify for a low APR and balance transfer services, contributing to savings in the long run.

May qualify for security deposit waivers

Lenders are not the only individuals who perform a credit report to check your responsibility and ability to repay all loans.

Some utility companies may consider your history to determine whether you can pay your bills on time. If you don't have a strong score, you may pay a security deposit for utilities.

Expands your housing options

Some rental management landlords may consider your scores and history to determine your financial well-being and risk. The higher the score is, the more favorable the outcome and the higher the likelihood of getting approval on a home or apartment.

While it may seem daunting to earn an acceptable credit score, there are many reasons you need good credit. From vehicle financing to having access to the best discounts and rates, a strong credit score can catapult your financial health to new heights.

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