Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Guaranteed Credit Approval Tips 2012

Filling out a credit card application can be a little bit tedious to be honest. But then getting approved for a credit card is great. However, a denied application can sting your credit rating for years. Therefore, it is very important to know everything you can possibly do to get approved. The more you know, the quicker the process will be for you. To get approved faster, it is important to have details of your income, credit history, and personal information on hand. That will help the process move along in a smooth manner. Here are some things you should keep in mind when it comes to getting a credit card application approved.

Know Your Credit Situation

Before applying for a credit card, it is good idea to check your credit report. You can do that from the likes of Check My File or Veda Advantage. If you have negative items, it could mean a quick denial of your credit card application. It is important to clean up negative items to the best of your ability. At the very minimum, you should have all of your accounts current. Credit cards will be interested in your payment history. Poor payment history can result in credit denial or high interest rates. Also, you should be aware of any recent credit applications as too many recent applications could lead to a swift denial.

Read the Entire Application

Don’t skip over any steps – the online form will have required fields which won’t let you progress anyway. Not only that, but reading the entire application will provide you with all of the information you need. You don’t want to sign up for something that you’re not happy with.

Gather Information

Credit card applications will require your personal information as well as employment details. Before you start filling out the application, organise all of your personal information and income deets so that it is readily available. You don’t want the online application to ‘time-out’. If you forget to fill in any space, it could lead to a longer approval process. The same is true of putting in accurate information as banks will want to verify individual things, including your employment. Putting false information down will likely delay the process and ultimately lead to a rejection.

Know Your Limits

If you want to get approved faster, you shouldn’t ask for things that will raise a red flag. For example, your credit limit should fall in line with your income. The bank will want to know that you will be able to pay back all of your debt. You will be better served if you apply for a card with a more reasonable credit limit or let them decide it for you.

Double Check Everything

It takes a few extra minutes, but take the time to double check everything before submitting an application as it is very easy to accidentally enter something in error.