Learn Credit Basics: What is Credit?

What is Credit?

Credit is when a lender grants a customer a good or service without a full, immediate reimbursement to the lender. Instead of the full reimbursement, the customer and the lender agree that the customer will repay the lender in the future. Basically, credit is the ability for a customer to receive a good or service, then pay the seller back at a later time. Usually, the payment that is made later will be greater than the initial cost of the good or service, because of an additional fee for the benefit of getting your new product now and paying later.

Nowadays, credit cards make it easy to use and keep track of your purchases made using credit. It is more often used to promise payment for larger purchase, such as homes, cars, or for large appliances. However, credit can also be used for smaller purchases like groceries, gasoline, or clothing.

Despite credit’s simple concept, not everyone gets the same credit allotted to them. A person’s credit is based on several factors based on your financial past. Some of the factors included are:

  • Your credit history
  • Your payment history
  • The length of your credit history
  • The number of accounts in use and the number of new accounts
  • Public records

Factors such as these will affect your ability to receive credit in the future as well as the amount of credit you receive. The factors will be evaluated by lenders, who will ultimately make the final decision. Everything involving your credit will be logged on your credit report.

What is a credit report?

A credit report contains your identifying information and all your credit information. The report contains your credit history, your payment history, the length of your credit history, the number of accounts in use along with the number of new accounts, and public records. Basically, your credit report is a record of your complete credit history.

Your credit report will be used by lenders to get some idea about what kind of debtor you are. Each lender has their own rubric for analyzing, choosing, and approving debtors. However, there is such a thing as having bad credit which can negatively affect your chances of getting approved by lenders. In most cases, a person’s bad credit is mostly due to errors made on their credit report. This is why it is so important to ensure that your credit report is free from any errors that can cause you to have bad credit.

How We Can Help You with Your Credit

Zinu Credit Repair is here to help you ensure that your credit history is completely accurate. We have a team of experts that can help you go over your credit reports and find errors. Often these errors can range from clerical issues, lazy accounting, to even mistaken identity. Regardless, Zinu Credit Repair can help you get your credit to its true score. No one should have to wait for their credit to fix itself.

You shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences of bad credit, especially if it wasn’t your fault. Feel free to call us for a free credit repair consultation! Just call us at (800) 400-ZINU (9468). Our team at Zinu Credit Repair is completed devoted to repairing your credit! Signup today!


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