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Credit Product Focus: What is an Equity Loan?

Credit Product Focus: What is an Equity Loan?

What exactly is an equity loan? You may have heard the term before, but we’re here to clear up any confusion. At its core, an equity loan means borrowing based on an asset that already own. One example is a home equity loan. When you take out a home equity personal...
Bruised Credit vs. Bad Credit vs. Obliterated Credit

Bruised Credit vs. Bad Credit vs. Obliterated Credit

What is the difference between bruised credit, bad credit, and obliterated credit? We’re here to answer the question! To first understand that, let’s first define what is bad credit. In Canada, your credit score can range between 300 and 900, with 300 being the lowest...
Steps to Getting a Car Loan When You Have Bad Credit

Steps to Getting a Car Loan When You Have Bad Credit

Car loan financing can get expensive quickly even when you have good credit — and even more so when you have bruised or bad credit. Luckily, there are steps you can take to find an affordable car loan with bad credit. The key is being prepared. Step 1: Secure Your...
Bad Credit Car Loans – What You Need to Know

Bad Credit Car Loans – What You Need to Know

If you have bad credit and need a vehicle, you might be eligible for a bad credit car loan – but you also need to beware. While there are legitimate car loans for people with bad credit available, not all lenders are the same. You need to watch for red flags, inflated...
ABCs of Credit – Do You Actually Have Good Credit?

ABCs of Credit – Do You Actually Have Good Credit?

Do you have good credit? The answer may not be as simple as you think. Good credit is not: Tons of debt.Credit cards close to, at, or over the limit. Late payments can last for six years on your credit report. So do collection items, even if you pay them off. Good...