Credit Scores 101 [Infographic]

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Have you been wondering what makes up your credit score? Or why it's important? Our handy visual guide outlines on who might be interested in your score, how it's calculated and what can cause a default to occur on your credit file.

Who looks at your credit score?

These are just some of the places:

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  Your credit score is important as many lenders use it to understand your past credit profile. 

It can determine your abillity to:

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How is your score calculated?

Your credit score can be affected by a range of factors, including:

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4 facts on defaults

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Credit scores- by the numbers

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Sources:
1. www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-archive/privacy-resources-archive/when-can-a-default-be-listed-on-my-credit-file
2. www.choice.com.au/money/credit-cards-and-loans/home-loans/articles/how-to-protect-your-credit-rating
3. www.veda.com.au/yourcreditandidentity/check/credit-file/what-looks-bad-my-credit-report
4. www.moneysmart.gov.au/borrowing-and-credit/borrowing-basics/credit-reports
5. www.choice.com.au/money/credit-cards-and-loans/home-loans/articles/ how-to-protect-your-credit-rating
6. https://www.pepper.com.au/lending/help-centre/getting-started/7-fast-facts-about-credit-scores

 

Download the infographic here

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