What to do if you've been denied credit

Find out why lenders may deny you credit and steps you can take if you are denied. [Duration- 1:46]

What you will learn:

  • If you're denied credit, you need to understand why
  • Lenders may deny you based on certain information (or a lack of information) in your credit report
  • If you have questions about why you were denied, contact your lender for additional information.
  • And keep up good credit habits to make them more likely to lend to you in the future

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