Your CIBIL Score is based on your Credit report, which is basically a summary of your credit history which includes your previous borrowings and repayment track. A CIBIL score of 750 and + is considered as a good CIBIL and it helps you get a loan on favourable terms without any hassle. But a CIBIL of less than 700 is considered as a low CIBIL and when you apply for a loan with such a score, it becomes difficult to get the loan at your favourable terms and there are chances that it may get rejected.
But, don’t you worry there are a lot of tips and tricks to improve your credit score – and we’ll be discussing those in this post. This will surely help you to improve your CIBIL score by Dec 2019.
Get a Credit Report from TransUnion, Equifax or Experian
The first step towards improving your credit score begins with checking your credit score. You can’t work on anything until you get to know that it is wrong or it requires improvement. Same is true with CIBIL score. You can’t work on it until you get to know that it needs to be improved.
A free credit report is an available yearly which you can get through Equifax or TransUnion.
Some online portals also offer credit report so you can also check with them if you want.
Check for Accuracy
Once you get the report, your next step should be to check it in detail. Make sure that all the information mentioned is correct and accurate.
Even a single mistake in your CIBIL report and lead to a negative impact on your CIBIL score. Hence be careful and check for the details.
In case you find some negative information, you can write a letter to CIBIL or Transunion, showing the proof of the wrong information mentioned in your report. CIBIL and Transunion will then send a notice to your bank to provide correct information and thus your CIBIL score and report will be corrected/updated shortly.
In the case where your CIBIL is low and, the Report contains no Error, In such a case, you should immediately start working to improve your CIBIL.
The steps to improve CIBIL includes-
Take a New Personal Loan or a New Credit Card
If your Credit Score is not good or it hasn’t changed much since the long, it’s because there has been nothing to be reported in your CIBIL. So to improve your portfolio it is important to have something which needs to be tracked and reported. This can be done by taking a Credit Card or a small amount of personal loan. Once you take the credit card or a personal loan you start adding to your CIBIL report.
Make sure that you pay the EMIs of your personal loan on time, and if it is a credit card try to clear its bill timely. To make it more convenient it will be easier to do with a credit card as the expenditures through your card are totally dependent on you. So, use as low as possible and clear that bill at the start of the month.
Pay More than the Minimum due Amount
In case, when you are not able to clear the entire bill of your credit card, try to pay more than the minimum amount due. Doing this will make you debt-free in very less time and along with this, it will add to your CIBIL report too.
Don’t Apply for Credit again & again if already Rejected
Whenever you apply for a loan, lenders enquire for your CIBIL score to know your creditworthiness. Suppose your loan application gets rejected with 2 lenders and you kept on applying for the loan with other lenders. In this case, so many inquiries made for your CIBIL can also hurt your CIBIL.
So, in case your loan application gets rejected and the reason is Low CIBIL, then you should wait to get your CIBIL improved or you should take the above-mentioned steps to improve it.
Remember, nothing impact your credit score faster or more effective than paying bills on time and using your credit cards judiciously.