Credit counseling is a great way to eliminate your debt as well as understand the reasons why you’re being denied credit. There are several reasons why you may be denied credit. These reasons include: (a) you have been at your current job or residence for too short a time, (b) you have too much outstanding debt, (c) the creditor has strict standards, or (d) there is an error on your credit application report. Most times your creditworthiness will only be determined on your ability to pay back the money. You cannot be denied credit based on your sex, your age, race, marital status, or religion. In the event that you are denied credit, the creditor must provide you with a written statement that includes the reason your credit application was denied. This will be helpful in determining what you need to do to improve your credit rating.
If you have established a bad credit rating there are steps that you should take immediately to begin reversing the action. First you must admit that you are unable to make your monthly payments. Contact the creditor to see if an alternate schedule of payments can be implemented. Stop using the credit card immediately so that you are not incurring any more debt on the card. You might want to consider consolidating two or more credit cards if you have them. It might be easier for you to make one single payment than it is to make several monthly payments. If necessary you might have to contact a debt counseling service to learn how to get out of debt and stay out of debt.
Once you recognize that you have bad credit you can take the steps to finding a solution to your problem. Credit counseling can help you find that solution. Remember that it may take some time and effort but that with a little perseverance you will soon have re-established your credit rating. One of the ways for you to establish good credit is to begin applying for credit cards. You can find credit cards to apply for online as well as at your local stores. Keep in mind that you will only want one or two credit cards and that the point is to make small purchases and immediately pay them off at the end of the month. This will establish that you are prompt at paying your bills and that you more than exceed the minimum monthly, required payment. Taking part in credit counseling can help you get your credit back on track.