Most people only pursue a loan when they are in dire need of obtaining funds. These funds can be used for emergencies, a new car, and even repairs to the home. Whatever the reason a person needs a loan, it can be disappointing when they get turned down. Thanks to The Equal Credit Opportunity Act, lenders are required to disclose their reasons for denying a loan application. Below are three of the most common reasons.
Reason 1: Credit Reporting
The first thing a lender will do when someone applies for a loan is to pull his or her credit report. Credit reports offer the lender a lot more information than just a number. If a person has a large number of loans already outstanding, this may make a lender a little warier about increasing
the person’s debt.
This credit report will also show the number of collection accounts, any past due accounts, and the payment history of the person applying for the loan. All of these are components of a credit report that can paint a picture for the lender, making them more inclined to lend you the money or deny a loan request.
Checking for discrepancies on a credit report may solve a lot of problems for a potential borrower. If they find that there are items on their credit report that are not theirs, they will need to call and get this rectified.