The credit rating Australia credit reporting agencies generate is based on the track record of credit consumers in paying back their loans. There are two major credit rating agencies in the country, and these are Veda Advantage and Dun & Bradstreet. Those who want to get their credit ratings from these two agencies only need to provide some personal information as well (ex: full name and address, birthday, driver’s license number, etc…) so that their records can be correctly identified and reproduced for their benefit.
Everyone is entitled to get a copy of their credit rating records. These are needed for several endeavours, particularly when applying for large loans or entering into debt management solutions.
A low credit rating is normally bad news for a consumer. It gives him a bad image when it comes to debt repayments and gives lenders the impression that either he will not be able to afford expensive loans or he is simply careless and clueless about proper budgeting and debt management. Thus, borrowers with low credit ratings have a difficult time getting lenders to approve their applications for loans.
After the payment terms of each loan is completed or every time a major credit card debt has been fully repaid, borrowers should ask for a copy of his credit rating. People need to be aware if their credit scores have been raised or if it has been reduced, which can happen if there are missed payments and overdue loans. By constant monitoring, people will be able to spot errors in their credit records and file a complaint to have them corrected.
It is important to be aware of what your current credit standing is. For instance, a borrower should be aware what his credit score is before applying for a loan. That way, he won’t make a fool of himself and apply for loans for which he is technically unqualified for.