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When you co-sign, the borrower now controls your credit history I met a couple recently who want to refinance their house to pay off some debts. Their home is worth $900,000 and their current mortgage is $450,000, so with lots of equity to play with you would think this will be really easy. The debts...
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Can Credit Cards be Cheaper Than a Line of Credit? Sometimes people ask me how they can arrange an unsecured personal line of credit. (PLC) Their reasons for a PLC are usually along the lines of a lower interest rate, no annual fees, reasonable repayment conditions, and potentially higher limits. These days it is actually pretty tough for a...
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Can He Remove a Derogatory Item From His Credit Report? A week or so ago, Ellen Roseman, wrote a column in the Toronto Star about cleaning up errors in your credit report. This resulted in a small deluge of emails from readers with their own personal tales of woe. Ellen asked me to help respond...
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Just released last month, Ellen’s new book Fight Back – 81 ways to help you save money is flying off bookstore shelves. Lots of practical advice to save money and win those battles we always seem to find ourselves in with banks, telecoms, airlines etc. I was very pleased when Ellen asked me to contribute...
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Dear Ross, we are looking around for our first home, and we want to know how much mortgage we will qualify for. If we ask for a pre-approval, will you have to check our credit history? Is that a ‘hard inquiry’, and will it reduce our score? Yes, if we do a formal request for...
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