What type of credit experiences can
someone with no credit history expect to have? Lending institutions such
as banks and credit unions rarely lend money to people with no credit,
because they have no history to indicate how likely they will be to pay
back the loan.
What type of credit experiences can someone with a bad credit
history expect to have? Future borrowing is difficult and in some cases
impossible, because there is no basis for a lending institution to trust
that the money will be repaid.
What type of credit experiences can someone with a good credit
history expect to have? They can be granted credit more easily and with
less stringent conditions.
A credit score determines your credit
grade and is based on the data found in your credit report. The credit
score broadly refers to a number generated by a credit-scoring model to
determine a person's creditworthiness. Commonly, there are six ranges:
- 720 – 850 A+
- 700 – 719 A
- 675 – 699 B+
- 620 – 674 B
- 560 – 619 C
- 500 – 559 D
There is no single cutoff score used by all lenders—and there
are additional factors that lenders use—but basically, the higher the
score, the higher your creditworthiness and the lower the risk.