There are now more people in America that suffer with bad credit, than there are vehicles on the road. Recent statistics from available sources online indicate that there are over 70,000,000 U.S. citizens suffering with bad credit and just under 63,000,000 registered vehicles on the road. As one has to be in adulthood to have an established credit report file, it is very likely that these numbers are accurately representing the truth.
The internet brought about a lot of changes for the average American in the late 90’s, one of them being the ability to bank and handle financial matters online. This began with major banks offering online checking services, where an account holder may be able to access transaction and balance information. This then progressed into being able to order checks, make balance transfers and so on. Now, virtually all banking services are available at the convenience of a home computer using a secure web portal. Even deposits can be made by scanning checks and uploading the images to the bank.
Now, bad credit consumers are finding a way of by applying for auto loans through online car buying services. These secure websites that process bad credit auto loan applications are becoming more convenient than dealing with a car dealer in person. In days past, a consumer had to physically visit a car dealership to fill out a bad credit car loan application. Not anymore. Today, it’s easier than ever to get approved online before shopping for the vehicle of choice.
This greatly helps consumers with bad credit ratings, as they’re able to compare and even let auto loan service providers and car dealerships to compete for their business. This makes getting a lower price and more competitive interest rates a ‘no brainer’, as it’s only logical that when dealers and finance companies come to the consumer, the consumer is in a better position to accept or reject an offer, rather that just being told what they can and cannot buy.
Anyone with bad credit would be wise to make a well thought out decision about whether or not they wish to accept any offer for credit. Always ask to see the fine print and consult with a financial advisor prior to entering into any contractual agreement with a finance company or car dealership.
Ignacio Morin http://www.information-online.com/node/303940