An adverse credit record usually comes about as a result of being unable to properly manage previous credit agreements. These can incorporate loans, credit and store cards and other hire purchase agreements. Quite often, people who find themselves with an adverse credit record are there through no fault of their own. They may have been ill or had an accident that has forced them to take time off work which has reduced their income or they may have lost their job. The result being their income levels suddenly become drastically reduced which can affect their ability to meet all their financial obligations.
In many cases, this creates financial hardship and they can often find that, due to their poor credit record, they are no longer able to obtain financial assistance in the forms of loans and other financial lifelines, just when they need them most.
This can result in a great deal of stress and can have serious implications for their health. Often, people feel there is no way out and, with financial pressures mounting, it can cause severe headaches, difficulty in sleeping, loss of self esteem which can then even result in anxiety and depression.
Sometimes, a credit history may be out of date and you may discover that you’re being penalised for an old debt which you have paid off some time ago. It’s well worth checking your file with the credit reference agencies to make sure it’s up to date. You can obtain your file for just a few pounds and, if there are any discrepancies, you can have them removed.
Quite often, an adverse credit record comes about as a result of ignoring bills because you’re unable to pay. You should always remember that by ignoring demands for payment, you’re only making things worse for yourself. You can go some way to repairing an adverse credit record by contacting your creditors as soon as you have a problem, explain your current circumstances to them and, where possible, try to negotiate some kind of temporary reduction in the amount you repay each month. This can help to keep you off the adverse credit file as creditors would often prefer some kind of payment gesture than none at all.
Remember, you are not alone. Financial lenders are only too aware that many thousands of people find themselves in financial difficulties from time to time and an increasing number of them have started to offer bad credit loans to help people out when such instances arise. Contrary to popular belief, these don’t have to come with extortionate interest rates and, if you’re a homeowner or have other assets with which the loan can be secured against, you’re in an even stronger bargaining position.
A reputable financial broker can offer you good advice and can find the right loan package that suits your circumstances and by keeping to the repayments, you’ll soon start repairing your credit history as well as being on a much firmer financial footing.
All in all, having an adverse credit record doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world, nor does it mean that your health should suffer as a result. There are several options available to you, as outlined here, which you should investigate.