This is how much money you lose with bad credit.
June 24, 2021

Credit is everywhere: interest, insurance, loans, leases. The first step to better credit? Seeing just how expensive bad credit is.

Car Loan

Auto loans vary dramatically with your credit score – from 4% to as high as 20%.


The minimum credit score to buy a house is 620. Interest rates on mortgages can vary up to 2%, depending on your credit score. This doesn’t seem like a lot – but it seriously adds up over the years.

Credit Cards

Good credit qualifies you for cards with the best rewards – travel points, cash back, sign-up bonuses. Many of these recommend a minimum of 690 to apply.

With a bad credit score you’d probably be limited to secured credit cards, which require a costly deposit.  

A lower credit score can cost you tens of thousands of dollars, as well as missed opportunities. 

You deserve a safe and easy way to build credit – and reap the rewards of better credit! Luckily, we’ve got your back 😇. 

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