Ford Car Financing in Port Coquitlam
Low Credit, No Credit? No Problem!
Applying for Credit Is Easy!
Click on one of our credit application links to get started. It takes only a few minutes to fill out our online credit application and all of the information is completely confidential and secure. One of our finance specialists will contact you for the next step. Jump-start your way to securing and re-building your credit!
If you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you! Our team has worked with people all over BC (Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Burnaby, and more), with all types of credit, in all types of situations. Contact us now.
Setting Up Your Credit
When you’re new to borrowing, banks and lenders consider you to be a risk. You need to create a history of paying off loans on time and soon you’ll be eligible to obtain better financing and interest terms and rates.
How can you establish credit early on?
Open an account at a local bank
Sign up for a credit card (but make sure you don’t go nuts here)
Once you have an initial credit score, it’s important to build and nurture that credit rating. What are some of the best ways to build up and maintain a favourable credit score?
- Don’t surpass your credit limit
- Pay what you owe on time
- Pay as much back as you can at the due date, at least the minimum monthly amount
- Keep your creditors up to date if you change addresses
- Avoid or delay unnecessary impulse spending to reduce risk
- Negotiate an alternative solution with your creditors should you not be able to repay on time
- Don’t request a credit check too often (this can appear as a red flag for some agencies)
Understanding Credit Reports
Lenders look at your credit report to assess risk. This detailed history of your past lending transactions affects what financing rates and terms you can get, because it gives lenders an indication on whether you’ll be able to pay back your loan on time.
Your risk level is summarized on your credit score, which can be made up of several factors, including:
- Payment history
- Type of credit
- Amount of debt
- Length of credit
- New debt
If you have a poor credit rating, it’s not the end of the world. Start rebuilding credit by re-paying your debts consistently and on time, and eventually your credit score will recover with most financial institutions.