When creditors talk about individuals with “bad credit”, they mean borrowers who have a high credit risk. Or, in other words, a low credit score is a sign of a bad credit (just in case you don’t know, a credit score is a number used by lenders to quantify how risky a borrower is). Usually these people have a low credit score because they either owe a significant amount of money or they did not make timely payments in the past. As a result, it becomes more difficult for such borrowers to apply for the best loans available since their options are limited because their bad credit history affects the perception of lenders about their ability to repay a loan. Continue reading “What does it mean to have “bad credit”?”