Credit score: A good credit history for a secured future
This is the time of the year when the maximum delinquencies happen on credit score sheets. Juggling between repayments of loans, tax cuts on salaries and renewals of financial policies often prove tough for families. It is a difficult choice, but as credit information companies such as Credit Bureau of India Ltd (CIBIL) would tell you, slipping on credit card and monthly instalments can prove fatal for your ratings.
As credit history plays an increasingly important role in your future transactions it is important to remember which elements in those to keep in shape to make banks look happily at your next loan or credit card appraisal.
Credit history is a snapshot of your past and current credit relationships such as names of banks and financial institutions that have given you loans in the past, the nature, ownership and status of these loans — basically how the figures sum you up. The data is compiled by credit information companies and used by banks and even non-banking financial institutions to create your profile that will determine your interest rates on just about everything. And since those rates, as per a PwC study on finance, accounts for how you spend more than half of your salary, it