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Increasing chances of getting a personal loan

There are two main methods you can use to increase your chances of getting a personal such as paying down or paying off your current loan which will decrease your credit utilization ratio showing lenders you are a responsible buyer.

The other method that could be used to increase your chances of getting a personal loan would be to clean up your current credit score.

When getting a loan there aren’t any set blueprints to guarantee your approval, the reason for that lender application requirement will vary from lender to lender.

There are things that might be considered when your application is submitted such as credit score, income, job history, credit history, and other personal information might be involved when getting you qualified for a loan.

The main goal for collecting and verifying the information is to help the lender determine which individual they feel comfortable giving a loan to. I will describe the top ways individuals increase their chances of getting a personal loan. 

  • Improve your credit. 

Your credit score is crucial factor lender use to evaluate your credit application, which means the higher credit score you have the higher your chance of approval you will be able to get.

Some ways to improve your credit score would be by examining your credit score for inaccuracies which can be things such as accounts that were closed, wrong credit limits you might have, or there might be an account that is pending payment that you aren’t aware of.

You are able to view your full credit report and if you find any inaccuracies you’re able to appeal them. Another great way to clean up your credit score would be to maintain timely payments so try not to be late on your credit payments, you can do that by planning your payment ahead of time and setting money aside.

Once you pay down your loan it helps your credit utilization ratio which is 30% of your credit score. A credit utilization ratio is how much of debt you have compared to your credit limit. A different way to decrease that would be by contacting your credit card companies and increasing your credit limits.

  • Adjust your Debt to income ratio (DTI)

Debt to income is a ratio financial institutions use to determine your ability to repay your debts. It’s calculated by adding your monthly debt payments and dividing them by your income.

Each lender has their own way of determining what DTI ratio they feel comfortable lending to which means the lower the ratio the better the chances of approval.

The best way to help you lower your debt-to-income ratio would be by either lower the amount of debt you currently have or increasing your income by getting extra hours or starting a side hustle which will boost your chances of getting approval. 

  • Avoid asking for too much money

When asking for an amount be sure it’s reasonable of what you think you can afford. Asking for excessive amounts might be viewed by the lenders as too risky and cause them to deny your application. During the application, lenders will consider your income and your expense.

For example, if a borrower asks for too much money the lender will see that the individual might not have enough money for daily things such as utilities, housing payments, and other costs of living causing them to deny the loan. To best get an idea of payments be sure to use online calculators. 

  • Get help from a second party. 

If you lack a high credit score or have a low income another way to increase your chances of getting approved for a loan would be by getting either a co-signer or a co-buyer.

When a lender sees a strong party added to the loan they will consider getting you approved because the co-signer is equally responsible for getting the loan paid for if the primary individual stops paying. If you end up getting a co-signer be sure to make the individual aware of the risks they are agreeing to. 

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