Monday, October 24, 2011

Getting Credit Soon Right After Filing for Bankruptcy

Trying to get credit after you seek bankruptcy relief has been long reported as being extremely difficult, but it's not absolutely impossible.

When applying for credit you need to be upfront with your prior financial problems, which includes bankruptcy, but some creditors look at the reason why someone declared personal bankruptcy and make allowances.

Home interest rates for someone that has gone bankrupt will probably be higher, usually at the highest legally allowed limit. This can make repaying the credit lent just a little tricky. However, creditors commonly don't mind given that they also know there is a time limit in which you could claim bankruptcy again.

Of course, if you go delinquent on the loan then you will be forced to pay and they are going to have the law on their side.

So, most of the high risk creditors have virtually no problem taking on a consumer who has just recently filed for individual bankruptcy, as they know you will be made to pay no matter what.

After you go through individual bankruptcy, your credit will be minimal and you'll have to start rebuilding.

Keep in mind that your bankruptcy will stay on your credit report for 10 years and any positive notations made in your report will show upcoming creditors that you're making the right steps to get your financial life back.

Several credit card companies may be ready to take a risk on you fairly immediately after your personal bankruptcy, but the high monthly interest might not be worth the effort.

Some companies offer pre-paid credit cards that work similarily as your bank’s debit card, however in these situations the businesses supplying them usually report your positive results to the credit bureau.

You will have to open a merchant account with them and your available credit will be based on the account balance. You need to make monthly premiums and maintain the first balance in your accounts, but the appeal is your payments will be given to the credit bureaus assisting you to rebuild your credit.

Remember, it's a wise idea to start repairing your credit very quickly after you've filed for bankruptcy. However, you'll want to do so in a fashion that doesn't cause you to end up back in the sticky financial circumstances you were in before the bankruptcy process began.

There is absolutely no reason to endure the entire bankruptcy process, only to discover yourself deep in debt once more. Talk with a financial advisor or even your bankruptcy attorney to figure out what the best course of action is for you. Often, they will be happy to give you responsible tips about rebuilding your credit.

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