Twenty20 has always been pitched as the cricket format with the most crossover appeal. The success of this year’s IPL is living proof. Rakesh was indeed surprised on the performances by IPL Teams.
“Yes, indeed. Anyways, even when our work makes us so busy in our own lives, these matches have just been giving us a chance to meet.”
“Oh, certainly. Anyways, you remember, I had applied for a housing loan. Even while the bank finally sanctioned my loan, it took them a century to process for it. They were saying that my credit history was now much old for them to process the loan faster. I don’t know why banks emphasize so much on historical data?” Rakesh was back on his learning curve.
“Banks resort to credit reports for checking the past repayment history of the borrower. Credit reports show the information about existing loans and also the status of the outstanding amounts and in case any of such amounts are under default. This helps the banks to estimate the risk of default for the borrowers.” As always, Aditya was there for Rakesh’s questions.
“Well, I can understand such an analysis for someone who is not an existing customer of the bank. I fail to understand why banks need to use credit information separately when I already have my savings account with them.” Rakesh shared a genuine concern.
“That is indeed a valid point. However, even while you may hold a Savings Account with a handsome amount lying in it, your financial management and repaying habits are not clearly reflected through the pattern of transactions in the Savings Account. Banks need to factor in that how much of the regular monthly income is already committed for monthly EMIs, which they can estimate only once they have your complete credit data. Besides, in case you are utilizing the credit limits to the extent possible and paying only the minimum amounts due, that indicates your high reliance on the debt.All this information can only be fetched through credit reports and summarily reflected in the credit score. That is why banks give so much importance to the credit report data.” Aditya also made a good point in a bid to clear the confusion of Rakesh.
“Credit reports certainly show off some valuable data for the banks. One should always be careful in dealing with the debts owed.” Rakesh was slowly getting a good hold over the subject.
“Just remember not to default on your EMIs and utilize debts only for productive uses. Improving your credit score and credit report is not that difficult.” Aditya closed the conversation on a crisp note.
Rakesh and Aditya were both smiling.