Do Your Own Taxes - Fee from Refund
Bankruptcy
Claiming Social Security Disability


Death & Taxes

We have Information to Help You with Either


Got Question for a CPA Mom?


IRS wants you to retire Financially Free!     We will answer your questions and give you options about how to become Financially Free when you retire

Tax answers/options when you sell your Home.      We will answer your questions about the tax free home sales and give you options on tax free exchanges

So, You got a letter from IRS?  We can help.    Letters from IRS are scary. We will answer your questions at no charge.

S-Corp, LLC, C-Corp, Partnership - Your Choice?    Selecting the correct Business Entity is confusing.  We will give you the tax options of each Business Entity.

How not to pay taxes when you sell income property.    We will explain how to do a tax free exchange & not pay taxes when you sell your income property.

To pay for Services - Please click on Paypal Logo below

FREE 2008 CPA Moms Tax Review Details
Divorce & Taxes
Offer in Compromise
Installment Payment for Taxes
Credit Reports
Social Security
Do Your Own Taxes - Fee from Refund
Deliquent Tax Returns
Garnishment
Retirement Planning
FREE 2008 Tax Return Review Details
CPA Moms Master Index
Alimony Deductions
Moving Deductions
Contribution Deductions
Job Hunting Deduction
Education Deductions
Adoption Deductions
Medical Deductions
Mileage Deductions
Car Donation Deductions
Bad Debt Right Off
Hybrid Cars Deductions
Educator Deductions

 


Personal Loan After Bankruptcy: Can You Qualify?
R. Lawrence Anderson

If you want to qualify for a personal loan after bankruptcy there are four key areas that will determine how successful you are:


1) Your credit score
2) Collateral
3) Existing debt
4) Time


Let's look at each factor in more detail and how they can help you increase your chance of qualifying for a personal loan after bankruptcy:


1) Credit score: In order to qualify for a personal loan after bankruptcy you will need to meet the lender's minimum credit score criteria, provided the lender extends loans to individuals with a recent bankruptcy. You'll want to find out before applying for a loan: Simply ask the lender if they consider applicants with a bankruptcy on their credit report.


Let's suppose the lender does. How can you increase your credit score enough to qualify for a personal loan after bankruptcy?


The first step is to order copies of your credit reports from the three major credit reporting agencies (Experian, Equifax, and Trans Union). Next, make sure any inaccurate or obsolete negative information on your credit reports is removed or updated. I go into detail on this in After Bankruptcy Credit Solutions. I also explain how to legally add positive lines of credit to your credit reports, which is a very powerful way to increase your credit score - but I'll save that for another article.


2) Collateral: Another major factor in obtaining a personal loan after bankruptcy is how much collateral you have. Why? Because if a lender has collateral that they can go after (i.e., equity in your home) should you default on the loan, that reduces their risk dramatically. So if you can provide collateral to the lender, it can increase your chances of qualifying for a personal loan after bankruptcy.


3) Existing debt: You don't want to have too much debt when you apply for a personal loan after bankruptcy. If you do, the lender may feel you don't have the capacity (enough income) to cover the loan payment, because you have too many other monthly expenses to pay (i.e., credit cards, auto payment, etc.) - as a result you could get turned for a personal loan after bankruptcy.


On that note, find out if the lender has a minimum income requirement, or debt-to-income ratio you need to meet. If they do, make sure you meet their minimum requirement before you apply for the loan.


4) Time: It's been said that "time heals all wounds" - well, when it comes to obtaining a personal loan after bankruptcy this can certainly be true if you've developed a positive payment history since your bankruptcy.


When a lender is deciding whether or not to extend you a personal loan after bankruptcy, your credit report will play a major role. Generally speaking, if your credit report reflects a positive payment history for at least two years since your bankruptcy, it will certainly help.


We have looked at the four major factors that will determine whether or not you qualify for a personal loan after bankruptcy: Your credit score, collateral, existing debt, and time. To the extent you can strengthen each one of these you increase your chances of being approved for a personal loan after bankruptcy.


Even if you can't qualify for a personal loan after bankruptcy immediately, don't be discouraged! Remember, time can heal all wounds when it comes to qualifying for a personal loan after bankruptcy. Just make sure to focus on increasing your credit score, pay your existing bills on time, don't take on too much debt, and build up your net worth.


R. Lawrence Anderson is author of After Bankruptcy Credit Solutions, which shows individuals how to qualify for credit and loans after bankruptcy. For more information visit: http://www.bankruptcy-credit-solutions.com

 


 

 

Main Menu

Recorvery Rebate Credit
Mileage Deductions
Car Donation Deductions
Bad Debt Right Off
Hybrid Cars Deductions
Tax Cash Today at Western Union
CPA Moms - Services Offered
Tax Preparation
Electronic Filing
FREE IRS Forms
Enrolled Agents
Tax Moms
Recovery Rebate Credit
CPA Moms
Representation before IRS
Non Profit Tax Services
Accounting
Bookkeeping
CPA Loan Letter
$7500 Downpayment for your Home
Offers-in-Compromise Home Page
Latest Offers-in-Compromise
Offers-in-Compromise Articles
Additional Resources
Want to Joins theTax Moms?
Questions for CPA Moms?

About Us  ......  Disclaimer ..........           Copywrited 2005  - 2006 & Developed by  Tax Net Inc