Debt has become a part and parcel of our daily life. Most of us who are salaried or self employed have at some point of time used a credit card or taken a home loan, car loan, business loan, mortgage loan or even a personal loan to fulfill certain wishes. These loans usually can last anywhere from 6 months to 20 years. Hence we always keep some debt along with us.
The main focus we must however make is to find the right balance in handling debt with income. Our planning while taking any loan must be right and every precaution must be taken. Often while planning, we make certain mistakes because of lack of knowledge. These mistakes might sound normal but can affect your finances and profile in the long run. Below we have listed 3 such mistakes which you must avoid in case you want to apply for any loan;
Not doing adequate research:
The main aspect here is to plan and research. Before taking any decision, your job must involve to research all options. Jumping on to one bank just because they are offering lower rate of interest is not a good choice. You need to understand the minute details and hidden fees associated with the loan or credit card deal. Only after understanding all the information, you must finalize the lender.
Not reading loan offer and eligibility:
The next aspect is to calculate your loan eligibility and read the loan application very thoroughly. Finding out your eligibility is important as if you don’t do that then loan rejections are very much possible. This will further impact your credit score. The next aspect is that you must read your loan application. Yes, the application is usually long and boring. But reading it entirely can help you save a lot of money.
Not taking care of your credit history:
Taking care of your credit history is of prime importance. Every time you miss out on a bill payment, bounced cheque and loan EMI, your credit profile gets affected. If your credit profile is affected then your chances of getting a loan also gets affected. This is a mistake people do not rectify easily. Hence it is very important that you check your score, make all payments on time, clear your debts and improve your credit score. Once it is improved, applying for any loan will be wise.
Being in the loan industry, Ruloans has witnessed a lot of trends that customers follow while taking any type of a loan. The above mentioned mistakes are the basic ones that can be rectified. If you can work on these points, you can have a better credit future.