MerlinL14 wrote:My experience is that it will take a bit longer than the 6 year drop off point. I found that because I had absolutely no financial history after the 6 year point that my score took a while to actually show any increase at all. It was close to 1 1/2 years after the 6 year point that my score started to raise, although it did get higher each moth quiet considerably. It is now close to excellent and I have good solid history behind the score and I believe the history is better than the score when being looked at by potential creditors.
Merlin is, of course, correct --- all the potential lenders see is history --- not a "score" and a "clean" history, after an IVA, tells it's own tale.
Robbo99 wrote:Hello, hoping you guys can help - We have finally been given our completion certificate/report and our IVA is now complete, which we are very happy. Can anyone advise how we go about getting our credit score in order, i am looking mainly to remortgage and a better deal to reduce the monthly payment but assume i need to wait until IVA removed from credit report. At the moment cant even get my 15 year old daughter a phone on contract........... Any advice very welcome
Not all lenders make their lending decision based on your credit score.
Some adverse credit friendly / low credit score friendly lenders take a more Individual approach.
6 years after registration, great options;
3 years after satisfaction very good options;
Not my work so I cite Clear Score:
Key factors that could affect your score
The age of your accounts
Lenders like to see signs of stability. So owning a credit account for a good length of time shows that you are safer to lend to.
Paying off your debt
Missing or late payments will be marked on your credit report and are likely to have a negative effect on your credit score.
Frequent credit applications
Many credit applications in a short space of time can make you look desperate for credit, so try to keep applications to a minimum.
Keeping your credit utilisation below 50% shows that you can effectively manage your money and aren't too reliant on credit.
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