Month: June 2008

Bad Credit Can Limit Your Employment Opportunities

It is a startling fact for the 80% of Americans who do not realize that bad credit can affect their chances of getting a job, according to a recent survey by VISA. By law, employers have the right to refuse to hire job applicants because of their credit histories.

Whether you side with the employers who feel your credit history is a good predictor of your judgment, character, and work performance or you side with consumer advocates who feel this practice is an unfair method of discriminating against job applicants, the information in your credit reports could play a role in your being hired for a new position.

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Lenders Turn to Credit Repair for Help Closing Loans

Christopher Bruce New SUV
Christopher Bruce improved his credit score and financed a new SUV

Trying to cope with the demise of the sub-prime loan industry, mortgage brokers and auto lenders are finding it necessary to do more than simply match consumers up with loans. They have found it necessary to also help consumers qualify for today’s loans by helping them work through their credit woes.

Many of these lenders, like Wanda Bell, a Georgia auto financier, have begun working with Lexington Law through our Financial Services Affiliate program to enlist customers in one of our credit repair services.

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