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Understand Credit Scores, Reports, Defaults, and Judgments

In the world of personal finance, credit scores play a crucial role in shaping our financial well-being. Whether you’re applying for a loan, a credit card, or even seeking housing or employment, your credit score has a significant impact on your financial journey. At A de Bruyn Attorneys, we understand the profound impact that your credit score, credit report, default reports, and judgments can have on individuals’ financial well-being. As advocates for legal clarity and financial empowerment, we want to shed light on these crucial aspects. We’re all about making sure you understand the rules and empowering you to take control of your finances. 

Credit report:

Credit report is an in-depth record of your credit history. It includes details about your credit accounts, payment history, outstanding debts, and other financial behaviours that creditors use to evaluate your creditworthiness. At A de Bruyn Attorneys we are willing to help you increase your credit report by advising you on how to better your financial behaviours, ITC clearance, and discussing how to pay off your creditors in the most efficient way possible, which will improve your credit report enormously. 

Credit score:

Your Credit score can be seen as a summary of your credit report. Your credit score is based a formula considering your; payment history and the length of it, the balance owed, debt levels, and the number of credit accounts you have. Creditors use credit scores to evaluate the risk associated with lending money, determining interest rates and loan approval. A good credit score opens doors to favourable financial opportunities, such as lower insurance rates, higher credit limits, easier credit approval, better loan terms, job opportunities and lots more. Regular monitoring and responsible financial behaviour can contribute to maintaining or improving one’s credit score over time.

Default reports: 

A default occurs when a debtor fails to meet the terms of a credit agreement, and the creditor decides to report this to the credit bureaus. Defaults have a substantial negative impact on credit scores. They can stay on a credit report for several years, making it challenging to qualify for new credit or loans. Once your credit is paid up, we can request the removal of the default from your credit provider to improve you ITC.


When a creditor takes legal action to collect a debt and the court rules in favour of the creditor, it results in a judgment. This judgment is often associated with credit reporting and can have significant consequences for an individual’s credit profile. Once you have settled your debt A de Bruyn attorneys could assist you in getting the judgment removed from your name to improve your credit report. 

We offer a range of services, including clearing your name from various credit bureaus and helping you make informed decisions to improve your credit profile. Our ultimate goal is to help you achieve financial stability and take control of your future. Don’t let a negative credit record hold you back any longer. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you repair your credit record and achieve your goals.

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