Your first step to a better credit history
For a brighter credit future, you need to understand where you are right now. Why can’t you get credit? We can help you figure it out. And we have this simple trick to get you started – from the experts at LOQBOX.
‘How do I improve my credit?’ It’s a simple question with, believe it or not, some simple answers. With a little time and the right advice, anyone can improve their credit history. So let’s crack on.
Start by imagining you were thinking of lending £100 to a complete stranger. What information about that person would help you know you could trust them?
Where they live
Living at the same address for a while would show stability.
Their financial associates
Are they linked to people who are good or bad with money? It would be useful to know either way.
Their other repayments
Whether they always pay on time, have a habit of missing payments, or have no history of repayments at all, it’s going to influence your decision.
Do they have a job? Do they own their home? Are they new to the country? Have they made fraudulent applications or even been convicted of fraud? You can probably think of plenty of other questions you’d want to ask.
By thinking about all these questions, you’ve essentially created you own lender’s scorecard – the criteria lenders use to decide whether they can trust you.
To build this trust, and improve your creditworthiness in the eyes of lenders, you just need to demonstrate more of the positives and fewer of the negatives. Simple.
So simple that we’ve put together five tips help you do it in our ‘credit fit checklist’. Download yours now for free below.
LOQBOX itself is completely free too. If you need to improve your credit, you can sign up to LOQBOX and rebuild your credit history just by saving as little as £20 a month.
This post was written and compiled by the credit experts behind LOQBOX. To sign up for free or read more about the clever way LOQBOX works, head to LOQBOX.co.uk.