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  • The Importance of a Good Credit Score

    A credit score is a measure of your creditworthiness. The first thing lenders check when you apply for a loan or a credit card is your credit score. It gives them an idea of whether you have the ability to repay the borrowed sum. Hence, it is important to maintain a high credit score. A credit score is calculated by the credit bureaus in the country after taking into consideration several factors like payment history, credit exposure, credit mix, credit inquiries, and the length of credit history. For those unaware, a credit score ranges from 300-900. Generally, lenders consider a credit score of 750 and above as ideal. Therefore, you should always take measures to have a credit score that is close to 900. Let’s take a look at the importance of having a healthy credit score.

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    Importance of Maintaining a Good Credit Score

    • Makes you eligible for loans- A high credit score gives you the ticket to be eligible for getting loans and credit cards. If you have a good credit score, it suggests that you have been repaying your debt and are experienced in handling credit. It will give lenders a good reason to offer you loan as you have a low probability of turning a defaulter.
    • Credit cards- Along with loans, high credit score will also help you get a credit card with better rewards and benefits. With a credit score of 750 and above, you will be able to get credit cards that are suitable for your needs.
    • Lower rate of interest- One of the benefits of having a healthy credit score is that banks might offer your loans at a lower interest rate. Considering your repayment history, there is a high possibility that you will get discounts on the interest rate for loans.
    • Higher credit card limits- A high credit score will not only get you a lower rate of interest on your credit cards and loans but will also help you in getting a higher loan amount. A bad credit score, on the other hand, will result in lower credit limit. Having a high credit score suggests that you are able to handle credit in a good way and, therefore, banks might consider offering you a credit card with higher credit limit.
    • Quicker loan approvals – Several lenders offer pre-approved loan to consumers who have a long credit history and a high credit score. Quicker loan approvals by banks is one of the biggest benefits of a high credit score. Your loan application gets approved immediately and it does not have a waiting period.
    • Adds value to a visa application - If you have a high credit score, it adds good weightage to your visa application. Your income tax records are taken into consideration by most countries like the United States or the UK when you apply for a visa. Hence, a healthy credit score could give an additional momentum to the visa application.
    • For the future- Even if you don’t see yourself applying for loans or credit cards in the near future, ensure that you still maintain a good credit score or credit history. A good credit score will come in handy when you apply for home loans, personal loans, credit cards or any other kind of loans in the future. It is always better to have a credit history as it gives lenders something to measure your credit handling.

    Tips to Maintain a Healthy Credit Score

    • Pay all your bills or EMIs on time.
    • Avoid delay in paying bills.
    • Do not default on loans and credit cards.
    • Maintain a low credit utilisation ratio.
    • Do not close old credit cards as you will lose out on good credit history.
    • Avoid making multiple credit inquiries at the same time.
    • Do not apply for multiple loans or credit cards unless you really need it.
    • Maintain a balance of secured and unsecured loans.
    • Maintain a good relationship with the banks and financial institutions.
    • Review your credit report periodically.
    • Check your credit score from time-to-time.

    Check your Credit Report for Free

    Since 2017, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) made it mandatory for all the credit bureaus in the country to offer one free credit report to consumers in a calendar year. Currently, there are a total of 4 credit bureaus in the country viz -TransUnion CIBIL, Equifax, Experian Credit Information Company and High Mark Credit Information Service. This essentially means you can get four credit reports in a year. Moreover, you can even subscribe to any of these bureaus and get your credit reports which also contains your credit score.

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    Credit Report Reviews

    • Experian Credit Report
      "Credit Report"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      Credit Report is providing a ease way to understand my cibil score and it is providing me an opportunity to apply for n number of banks. It is super good and i find it very cool and comfortable. Having perfect design, user friendly and accurate with more information..
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      Reviewed on May 08, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Review of Credit Report"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      The credit report gives an excellent indication of my credit situation. The reports are updated with a lag. So, the exact credit situation is only reflected after a couple of months. Nevertheless, experience is good. The graphical representations are also good.
      Was this review helpful? 24
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      Reviewed on May 04, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Ease of use, quick access and detailed report"
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      Recently I was about to apply for a loan and found bankbazaar through a search engine. Wanted to check my eligibility and credit score before i wanted to proceed further, Bankbazaar made it easy as they have all solutions in one platform. Im extremely satisfied with the services.
      Was this review helpful? 28
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      Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Credit Report"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Awesome Service on credit report which is updated all the time. Very accurate and perfect. I could check and apply for various financial products. Keep it Up Bank Bazaar Team........................................................
      Was this review helpful? 26
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      Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Credit Report"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      It was a great experience to fetch credit report through you guys . now i receive my monthly report which helps me track my credit status. This report helped me to apply for different financial products through bank bazaar. I happy with you guys.
      Was this review helpful? 21
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      Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      " My credit card is not show my security is very good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Credit card is not show my credit card is very good please help my credit card I have interest credit card please give me credit card I have happy it card miss you me please credit card me I have not credit card please give me credit card thanks give me card
      Was this review helpful? 20
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      Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "credit report"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      It was a great experience to fetch credit report through you guys . now i receive my monthly report which helps me track my credit status. This report helped me to apply for different financial products through bank bazaar. I happy with you guys.
      Was this review helpful? 28
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      Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Excellent Service by Bank Bazaar"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I could find bank bazaar to be very convenient in checking my credit score for applying any loan or an application for credit cards. Also after keying all the details the bank bazaar people wont disturb. Whenever there is an offer you will get a text regarding the information. Thanks for getting my accurate Credit score
      Was this review helpful? 23
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      Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Experian credit report"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I checked my credit score in bankbazaar web site ,it has given score with in span of seconds. I wondered ,it is free of cost for checking. It is really a wonder. Congrats to bankbazaar team members . Thanks a lot once again to all bankbazaar team members
      Was this review helpful? 53
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      Reviewed on Apr 05, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Realiable credit score"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I checked my credit score in bank bazar website. It gave instantly with all my banking past history. It was very much useful. It helped me know my credit status report at no cost . It only required few hassle free clicks and that over.Really appreciable!
      Was this review helpful? 62
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      Reviewed on Mar 24, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Credit Score Tracking"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I am using bank bazaar features from last few years. Service provided by bankbazaar is good when compared to others in the market . Customer service is good and their response is good. One step solution for all you banking needs . A periodic tracking of your credit score is maintained well and kept updated in email as and when new scores arrive .
      Was this review helpful? 68
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      Reviewed on Mar 08, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Very nice"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Thanks I visited a number of sites on regards in the above matter, but what ever the response I got through bank bazar was marvellous and extra ordinary.... Thanq for providing such easy platform for getting in touch to obtain the debit cards so easily.
      Was this review helpful? 65
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      Reviewed on Mar 02, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Good service"
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      I am using the services of bankbazaar from last 1 year. I checked my credit score using the mobile app which was user friendly and easy to use. Customer service was good and their response was on time. I found all the information at one place on the mobile app.
      Was this review helpful? 79
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      Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Best Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have been using the services of bankbazaar from last 5 months. Customer service is fine with bankbazaar and their response was prompt. The website of bankbazaar was easy to use and was user friendly. It was easy to fill the details and check the credit score.
      Was this review helpful? 85
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      Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had received a mail communication from bankbazaar advising me to check the credit score. Though this was my first experience it was simply superb. As far as the level of service is concerned it was good also the response was on time.
      Was this review helpful? 77
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      Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I was checking on google for personal loans and then i came to know about bankbazaar. The services provided by bankbazaar was good and their response was prompt. The website of bankbazaar is easy to use and also user friendly.
      Was this review helpful? 72
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      Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Good experience"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I was looking out for a personal loan and I ended up reaching this site for checking my credit score. The report was very much accurate and informative too. It hardly took 5 minutes for me to fetch the report. Coming to the website even that was very much user friendly.
      Was this review helpful? 71
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      Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Good experience"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Nothing new nor there was no specific reason for checking the credit score infact this is my first experience. It hardly took few minutes for me to fetch the credit report. The report was very much accurate and informative too. Even the response was equally good.
      Was this review helpful? 66
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      Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Good experience"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I did not encounter any issues at the time of fetching the credit report. I have checked my credit score previously too and I would certainly say it was a good experience. It hardly took 2 to 3 minutes for me to fetch the score. According to me the report was accurate,informative and perfect.
      Was this review helpful? 71
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      Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019
    • Experian Credit Report
      "Good experience"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      To start off, it was a good experience at the time of fetching the credit score. This is the first time i have checked the credit score because i wanted to get the credit card. Report was accurate and was informative. It was easy to fill the details and get the report. In all it was a smooth process.
      Was this review helpful? 75
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      Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019
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