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beacon score

Beacon Score

A beacon rating is a three digit number between three hundred and 850. It is utilised to help determine an individuals credit worthiness whenever they apply for a loan or credit card. This rating is based off the data found in an individual’s Equifax credit statement.

A beacon score can be broken down in to five main groups; payment history, credit utilization ratio, length of credit history, new queries for credit and the different kinds of credit used. These are also all essential elements in the FICO score that the beacon credit rating is based on.

Payment record stands out as the biggest factor in figuring out the score, accounting for an enormous 35%. Any sort of overdue or defaulted debt obligations will hurt and a record of paying promptly will increase your beacon credit score.

Your credit utilization is responsible for 30 percent of the beacon credit score. This is calculated if you take the sum of credit used & dividing it by the total amount of credit available. Anything in between 0.1 & 0.3 is positive for your credit score whilst any thing outside this range will lower it.

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Equifax
  • Length of credit history accounts for 15% of your beacon score, the longer the better. Recent queries for credit amounts to 10 percent, generating a number of inquiries in a short period of time is going to badly have an impact on your credit score. Kinds of credit utilised accounts for the last 10%, there are two main types of credit; installment & revolving. Having a mix boosts your credit score.
  • If you need to boost your beacon score then it’s important to focus on the issues of which you can change, such as decreasing your credit utilization ratio to the 0.1 to 0.3 range. One more thing well worth undertaking is to obtain your report from the credit bureau Equifax & then verify it to make sure there are no clerical blunders or problems. Whenever you do find an blunder you’ll need to amass evidence & then submit this as an Equifax dispute.
  • In the event that you struggle with paying bills on time then the best thing you can do is to get started paying them on time, this may mean building a budget or setting up an text reminder with the biller to ensure you don’t forget about money outstanding.
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Conclusion
  • It is vital to realize what a beacon score is and then the factors that affect it. The greater the credit score the more likely you will be authorized for personal loans. For those who have a better credit score you could also qualify for lower interest rates.
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