How to Check CIBIL Score on Whatsapp for Free?

Recently, I came across an interesting article in Mint about accessing your CIBIL score on WhatsApp. Your credit score is a measure of your credit worthiness. Higher your score, greater your credit worthiness. TransUnion CIBIL is one of the credit bureaus and the credit score CIBIL provides is known as CIBIL score. We have seen… Continue Reading

Why Credit Utilization Ratio Affects Your Credit Score?

Your credit score plays an important role not just in determining whether your loan gets sanctioned but also in the interest rate you pay on your loan. One of the major inputs during calculation of your credit score is your credit utilization ratio. What is credit card utilization ratio and why should it affect your credit score?… Continue Reading

What Happens If You Default on Your Loan?

When you take a loan, you take a responsibility to repay it too. And it may happen that you may struggle to repay the loan. The reason for non-repayment could be many, ranging from loss of job and improper financial planning to poor health, disability or even demise of the borrower. In extreme cases, you could end… Continue Reading

7 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Your credit score plays an important role in getting your loan/credit card application approved. Not just that, your credit score has also started being a determinant in the interest rate you pay for the loan. Therefore, if you plan to apply for a loan in the near future or foresee the need for a loan in… Continue Reading

Your Credit Score Will Determine Your Home Loan EMI

You know that your credit score plays an important role in getting a loan. A lower credit score can simply ruin your chances of getting a loan. What you perhaps didn’t know was that a good credit score could get you better interest rates. Although it may already be happening internally, nothing was out in… Continue Reading

Top Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid

Credit cards are easily available these days. The banks keep chasing customers with attractive offers (or so they say) on their credit cards. Personally, I am not against credit cards. If you use your credit cards judiciously, you can save a lot of money. You get an interest free credit period of up to 52… Continue Reading

The Truth behind Pre-Approved Personal Loans

Ever received an e-mail about pre-approved loans from your savings bank or credit card issuing bank? Most of us will answer this question in the affirmative. The e-mail is typically about a pre-approved home loan or a personal loan. The frequency of such e-mails is quite high too. I get an e-mail from my credit… Continue Reading

6 Factors to Consider While Taking Car Loans

You have been planning to buy a car.  In fact, you have been looking to buy one ever since you finished college. You have also accumulated money for down payment. And have been planning to take loan for the remaining amount. In this post, I will discuss a few things that you should keep in… Continue Reading

9 Things to Consider before Availing Personal Loan

These days, it is not uncommon to find at least one e-mail per day about instant or pre-approved personal loan in your mailbox.  The creative teams at banks can actually make you feel that the offer has specifically been customized for you. Do not fall for the attractive advertisement. You must avoid personal loans to… Continue Reading