Before lenders make the decision to lend you money, they want to know if you are willing and able to repay that mortgage loan. To figure out your ability to pay back the loan, lenders look at your debt-to-income ratio. In order to assess your willingness to repay the mortgage loan, they look at your credit score.
Fair Isaac and Company calculated the original FICO score to assess creditworthines. You can find out more about FICO here.
Credit scores only take into account the information in your credit reports. They don't consider income or personal characteristics. These scores were invented specifically for this reason. Credit scoring was developed to assess a borrower's willingness to pay while specifically excluding any other demographic factors.
Your current debt load, past late payments, length of your credit history, and a few other factors are considered. Your score is based on both the good and the bad in your credit history. Late payments count against you, but a record of paying on time will raise it.
Your credit report must contain at least one account which has been open for six months or more, and at least one account that has been updated in the past six months for you to get a credit score. This payment history ensures that there is sufficient information in your report to assign an accurate score. Some borrowers don't have a long enough credit history to get a credit score. They should build up credit history before they apply for a loan.
C2 Financial Corporation can answer questions about credit reports and many others. Give us a call at (727) 478-2797.
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