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Credit repair after bankruptcy

On Behalf of | Jan 21, 2018 | Bankruptcy

Once a person in Pennsylvania has made the choice to file for bankruptcy and what type of plan is best for them, their concerns might turn to how they can move forward financially once the bankruptcy is over. This is logical as a fresh financial future is ultimately the point of filing for a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy when there are no remaining options for people to get out from under mounds of debt.

Nerd Wallet recommends that consumers coming out of bankruptcy make an effort to learn their credit scores and review all of their credit reports. Sometimes these reports actually have erroneous information that needs to be corrected. This should be done promptly. From there, people should make a point to track their credit regularly and monitor all activity. This will give them the chance to see how sometimes little things can make a big difference.

Bankrate indicates that while obtaining and using new credit is ultimately the way to boosting a person’s credit score, this should be done with care. Getting too much credit too fast could be a warning sign. Instead, consumers should start small and watch their scores improve. One benefit to doing this is that once a credit score exceeds 650 the offers and interest rates tend to improve.

There is no shortage of businesses out there advertising help to consumers to clean up their credit. However, the work really can be done by the individual consumer. Many of these repair agencies have been discovered to be fraudulent and working with them is the last thing a person fresh from bankruptcy needs to do.