Bad Credit

Find out how receiving income support and having a bad credit score could affect your chances of getting a loan, with our information guides that help to answer your questions around bad credit.

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whats the best kind of loan for someone with a bad credit rating

If you have a bad credit rating it’s likely you’ve had problems repaying loans and credit cards in the past so it is important to consider if a loan is right for you.

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could i be taken to court if i cant pay back a loan

Working with your lender if you struggle with repaying a loan is key to avoiding any serious issues.

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what you need to know about loans if you're unemployed

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what you need to know about loans if you're unemployed

There are some circumstances in which not having a job doesn’t automatically exclude you from getting access to money when you need it. A good example would be if you have some kind of income even though you’re not in work, such as benefit payments or pensions.

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can i check if i have a bad credit rating before applying for a loan

Not only are you able to look at your credit score before you apply to borrow money, it’s actually a good idea because your credit rating will affect your chances of getting the loan you’re looking at.

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will taking out a loan give me a bad credit score

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will taking out a loan give me a bad credit score

It’s a common misunderstanding, but taking out a loan won’t give you a bad credit score if you make all your repayments on time and in full. In fact, it could help improve it.

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will my credit rating suffer if i miss a loan repayment

Your credit rating could be affected by you missing a payment on your loan, as it’ll be reported to credit agencies and recorded on your credit file. Not only could it lower your score, it could cause problems in other ways, too.

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i have a county court judgement ccj can i get a loan

Although having a County Court Judgement (CCJ) on your credit file could exclude you from getting money with a lot of mainstream lenders, that’s not the case for every loan company.

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how does income support affect my chances of getting a loan

If you receive income support, you may find it hard to both find and pay off a loan. Income support is given to people on a low income to help them get by. Many lenders are hesitant to lend money to people on income support.

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Does a bad credit score limit whether you can get a doorstep loan?

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Does a bad credit score limit whether you can get a doorstep loan?

If you have a poor credit history, you might find it difficult to secure a loan. Doorstep lenders can typically offer financial assistance where other lenders won’t.

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can i take out a loan if i am on disability benefits

Regardless of if you are receiving disability benefits, you are eligible to apply for a loan. By law, banks and lenders must treat you the same as any other customer. Therefore, you’re just as entitled to apply for a loan as anyone else.

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jargon buster bad credit

Get to grips with all those tricky terms people use when they talk about ‘bad credit’. Credit is one of the most misunderstood areas of finance for people and often bad credit is thought of as being even more confusing.

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