What’s CREDIT SCORE and how to build a healthy score! 📈

A credit score is an indicator of a person’s creditworthiness, or their ability to repay debt. These scores are categorized into different brackets and these brackets each tell us the ability of a person to repay his debt.

If you don’t have a credit history yet and are wondering why it’s important to build a Credit Score, here’s why!

There are four credit bureaus which check and build Credit Scores.

  1. CIBIL TransUnion
  2. Experian
  3. Equifax
  4. CRIF Highmark

Banks and non banking financial institutions sends our report to these credit bureaus on a monthly basis. Based on these reports, these credit bureaus build our Credit Score.

A few of the main factors that are considered by the credit bureaus to calculate and build your Credit Score are:

Payment History

This happens to be one of the main factors to build or make your credit score. Paying your credit card bills on-time builds up a good credit score. But, not paying your EMIs or credit card bills on-time, i.e after the due date will have a very bad impact on your credit score.

Make sure you always try to pay the total outstanding due instead of paying the minimum amount due to avoid high interest rates getting added to the bill.

Credit Utilization Ratio

The percentage of the amount you spend on your credit limit of your credit card is called CUR. (In the below formula, CC means Credit Card.)

Here’s a quick formula to calculate your CUR:

Note: A good CUR is below the 30% mark.

Age of Credit

Let’s assume Anil who has had a credit card since the past 10 years and Sunil who has had a credit card since the past 2 years. Both pay their credit card bills on-time. Now, if both of them were to approach a bank to get a loan, the bank would prefer Anil as his credit experience is better.
The longer the credit age, the better it is for your credit report.

Types of Accounts

There are two types of accounts, i.e, secured and unsecured credit accounts. Let’s say you have a home loan, the bank will not give you your legal documents of the home until you pay your home loan completely. This type of account falls under secured credit.
Issuing a credit card against Fixed Deposit also falls under the same category.
Now, let’s say, you’ve been offered a personal loan or been offered a pre-approved credit card. These accounts fall under unsecured credit. It’s always best to have both tyes of account, i.e secured credit and unsecured credit account in your credit report.

P.S: You’ll only be offered an unsecured credit account if you’ve a very good or an excellent credit score.

Negative status account

If you have borrowed a loan from a bank and you couldn’t pay-off the debt due to some financial hardship and you approach the bank and quote them a settlement price, if the bank agrees to make a final settlement, they accept the offer and close the account. This leaves a negative impact on your credit report.

Hard Inquiry

Every time you apply for a loan or a credit card, a hard inquiry is noted on your credit report by the bank you apply for a credit account. Having too many hard inquiries in a very less amount of time leaves a bad impact on your credit score.

Credit Report

Few of the main factors which decide your credit score are Payment History, Credit Utilization Ratio, Age of Credit, Types of Accounts, Negative status account, Hard Inquiry and so on…

Banks and financial institutions not only check your credit score provided by the credit bureaus but also follow a detailed credit report check which includes all the above mentioned factors.

Now here’s a secret - Even if you don’t have a credit history, we at NiyoX are coming up with smart and stress-free Personal Loans very soon specially for those of you that don’t have a credit report. :smiley:

Advantages of having a great credit score:

  • Low Interest Rates on Credit Cards and Loans.
  • Better Chance for Credit Card and Loan Approval.
  • More Negotiating Power on interest rates.
  • Get Approved for Higher Limits.
  • Easier Approval for Rental Houses and Apartments.
  • Better Car Insurance Rates.
  • Avoid Security Deposits on Utilities.
  • Bragging Rights (That’s right! You can BRAG about it!)
What’s your credit score?
  • 0 : Nil, Nada - I still haven’t built the score
  • 300 - 549 : Bad Score
  • 550 - 649 : Average Score
  • 650 - 750 : Good Score
  • 750 - 850 : Excellent Score

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So bring niyox credit cards to build us credit score :100::wink:

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Hey @Amit_Sali ! Watch-out this space for some really cool updates. Something interesting is being cooked in Niyo’s kitchen :wink:

We’re really glad to have you onboard :airplane:

Good Day,
Ashrith

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My credit score 560 plzz help how to increase the score

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My credit score 00 pls help me

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Hey @Tejparkashchauhan @Mickey ! Welcome to Niyo community. You can follow the above to build a healthy credit score.

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I need Niyox Credit Card

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My credit score us 300 need yo improve

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Can you share some rough details about your loans , Credit Card extra which impacted bad in credit score?

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Hey @Mansoor_alam @Ramakant_kumawat @Balchander_R @Mdunuchuddin @Solo_gaming! Welcome to Niyo Community!

Currently, we do not have a Credit Card facility for NiyoX. However, we’ve duly noted your interest. In case we start the services in the future, we’ll let you know.

Regards,

Hey @SANTRAB_CONSULTANCY! Welcome to Niyo Community!

The reasons for lower credit scores can be due to excessive and repeated use of credit limits, missing to repay loans, credit card bills, etc. To improve your credit score, you have to pay the loans, and credit card bills before the due date.

Regards,

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