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How to create a Dispute with TransUnion

Nothing is more disappointing and embarrassing than being declined finance. This is especially true if you believe your credit history to be in good standing.

If you believe the information is incorrect you can log a dispute with TransUnion to try and get the issue solved as quickly as possible. Inaccurate credit information lowers your credit score and in some cases could indicate fraudulent activity. There are no fees involved when you log a dispute.
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How to create a dispute with Compuscan

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If you find yourself in the predicament of not being able to secure credit due to your credit record score being low, yet you are unaware of why this has happened, you can log a dispute with Compuscan and ask them to investigate.
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Getting Creditors To Remove Late Payments

Late payments are the biggest reason for a low credit score…

Let’s face it, they can happen to anyone at any time due to circumstances and unfortunately can have a devastating impact on your credit score.

The downside of this is that it restricts the amount of credit you will qualify for and can lead to disappointment when you approach your financial institution for a loan.
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How do I read my credit report to detect problems?

Detecting problems on report

It is always a good idea to check your credit report from time to time. Mistakes do happen or there is even a chance there is an outstanding debt you have forgotten about.

It is always better to be informed than to get an unpleasant surprise when you apply for credit.
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How paying off your credit card influences your credit score

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding credit bureaus and how they determine our credit scores. For many years the industry was shrouded in secrecy and the man in the street had little no access to their own vital credit information. Fortunately, they are now a lot more transparent and the process is becoming a lot easier for the average Joe to understand. It has also been regulated for some time now that the various bureaus have to give you access to at least one free credit report per year. This has gone a long way towards demystifying credit reports but many myths and untruths still prevail.
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10 Credit Score Myths

A lot of ignorance and misinformation exists surrounding the credit industry and the functioning of credit bureaus in South Africa. There have also been a number of changes in recent years, mostly designed to offer additional protection to the consumer.

It is important for people to understand how the system works so that the are able to maintain a good credit rating or improve one that is poor.
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10 tips to find amazing bargains

Next time you’re at a dinner party and there's a lull in the conversation, ask people about the biggest bargain they have ever bought. And then fill everyone’s glasses, as you’re probably in for some fantastic stories.

When it comes to bargain hunting, sheer luck sometimes comes into play, such as when I drove past a donkey cart on its way to the dump and spotted an antique oak washstand with marble top about to be sold for firewood.
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The 11 Warning Signs You Could Be Heading for Financial Disaster!

Your finances might be tough to manage at times, but it is extremely important that you ensure you have enough money saved for a rainy day. But how do you manage to stay afloat? Here are a few signs to look out for, to avoid heading for a financial disaster!

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How to Convince Creditors Not to Ruin Your Credit Score

Did you know that South Africans are forking out approximately 76% of their salaries on debt repayments as of 2014? We’ve all been there, whether it’s a clothing account, gym membership or student loan, debt repayment is part of the consumer experience in our country. Knowing how to manage that debt and better communicate with creditors and debt collection agencies is key in forging a healthier credit score and wealthier bank account in the immediate future.
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How To Raise Your Credit Score

“Your credit record is your financial ‘good name'. It's your reputation in the eyes of credit- and other service providers and it's one of the most important considerations when deciding if they should lend you money.”

Credit can be useful. Whether you use it to get you through a few rainy days when you know the money will come in soon, to help you purchase a valuable asset or build a business; it can come in handy by allowing you to afford things faster when you need them. In order to be able to take advantage of this opportunity, you will need a good credit score. Your rating with the credit bureau is based on your credit history. If you do not have a good history or simply wish to improve your existing one in order to qualify for more credit, there are a few things you can do.

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