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How to Use Payday Loans for Bad Credit to Create Good Credit

[Aug 6, 2009.]


If you’re consumer-conscious, chances are you already know how the credit bureaus report your activity and how credit can affect your lifestyle. But what you might not know is that you can use payday loans for bad credit to actually repair an ailing score. Here are some tips on how to make that happen.

According to BankruptcyAction.com, more than 70 percent of the 100 largest financial organizations use credit scores to make billions of credit decisions each year. This includes deciding on more than 75 percent of mortgage loans. To that end, securing a good credit score is critical to preserving your buying power. If you access payday loans for bad credit, it only makes sense to use this powerful financial vehicle to better your position.

1. Avoid the Credit Check Completely.
With traditional loan applications comes the inevitable checking of your credit score. What many consumers don’t realize is that just the check itself can lower a credit score. Because payday loans are made without a credit check, using them means you’re automatically bettering your financial position than if you applied with a big bank or similar traditional lender.

2. Timely Payoff is Reported.
Just like the negative aspects of your payment history, the proper handling of payday loans for bad credit is reported to the credit bureaus as well. Paying off your account before the due date is impressive to future lenders and can improve a poor score over time. Some savvy consumers use this tactic even when they don’t need a loan simply for the reporting benefit alone.

3. Dispute When Necessary.
While payday loans for bad credit typically don’t require a credit check, consumers considering them often end up benefitting by actually checking their score before they borrow. It is possible that the bureaus received financial data that is wrong. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), you have the right to dispute any information in your credit report that you find inaccurate or misleading.

The bottom line? Payday loans are more than an opportunity to access quick cash in an emergency. They can actually be used to improve your credit score if you know how to work the opportunity. Ask potential payday lenders if they report to one of the three major credit bureaus-- Equifax Experian and TransUnion. If so, use them to reverse an ailing score and help get your financial activities back on track.


About Author:

Kelly Richardson is a freelance writer, marcomm consultant and digital entrepreneur. He’s written content for Fortune 500s Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft and Wells Fargo. Find out more about him at kellyrichardsoncopywriting.com.

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