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    • phantom177
    • By phantom177 14th Sep 17, 5:56 PM
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    credit rating
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    • 14th Sep 17, 5:56 PM
    credit rating 14th Sep 17 at 5:56 PM
    hi my son and wife tried for a mortgage and where declined as there credit rating was low and they needed 15% deposit which they havent got they where told because they hadn't had a loan on a credit card and repaid itthat is why they needed 15% deposit!
    but if they had multiple loans with a credit union and repaid them all would this improve there chances
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    • kingstreet
    • By kingstreet 14th Sep 17, 6:22 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 6:22 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 6:22 PM
    Lenders source data from one or more of the credit reference agencies (CRAs) - Equifax, Experian, or Call Credit.

    For the mortgage lender to see account conduct and use it to help their credit worthiness, the provider of their credit has to feed data back to the CRA in question.

    If they apply to a mortgage lender which takes data from CRA 1 and their credit provider feeds data only to CRA 2 or 3, the data will not be visible. Same if the credit provider doesn't feed data to any of the CRAs which is possible with a Credit Union.

    They need to get advice from an independent mortgage broker, possibly about sourcing from a non-credit scoring lender where a human being makes the decisions.
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