About Your Credit Score

Before lenders decide to lend you money, they have to know that you're willing and able to repay that mortgage loan. To figure out your ability to pay back the loan, lenders assess your debt-to-income ratio. In order to assess your willingness to repay the loan, they look at your credit score.

Fair Isaac and Company calculated the original FICO score to assess creditworthines. For details on FICO, read more here.

Your credit score comes from your history of repayment. They do not consider income, savings, down payment amount, or factors like sex race, national origin or marital status. Fair Isaac invented FICO specifically to exclude demographic factors like these. Credit scoring was envisioned as a way to consider only that which was relevant to a borrower's likelihood to repay a loan.

Your current debt load, past late payments, length of your credit history, and other factors are considered. Your score considers both positive and negative information in your credit report. Late payments will lower your credit score, but establishing or reestablishing a good track record of making payments on time will raise your score.

To get a credit score, borrowers must have an active credit account with a payment history of six months. This payment history ensures that there is sufficient information in your report to assign an accurate score. Some people don't have a long enough credit history to get a credit score. They should spend a little time building up a credit history before they apply.

Prime Capital Mortgage Corp can answer your questions about credit reporting. Call us at 248-644-1200.

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