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Credit After A New Brunswick Bankruptcy or a Proposal.
After you have been discharged from bankruptcy or completed your proposal, you may be a good credit risk, since you have no debt. Naturally, you will find it a little harder to get credit until you can re-establish a good credit rating.
You can get credit again after a bankruptcy or a proposal. The bankruptcy and proposal laws of Canada are intended to give you a fresh financial start. The ability to rebuild credit is part of that new start.
Although bankruptcy will stay on your credit report for 6 years after your discharge and a proposal for 3 years after the proposal is satisfied, there are many things you can do to start building a good credit rating. Two of the most important things you can do are to borrow money responsibly and make your payments on time.
• Talk to your banker and say you want to re-establish your credit rating;
• Open a savings account;
• Be a regular and persistent saver
• Take out a small loan using the savings account as collateral, and then pay it back;
• Apply for a secured credit card. Using a secured credit card is a quick way to rebuild your credit rating. For example, Horizon Plus reports your payment history to the credit bureaus each month. As you make regular payments your credit history looks better and better;
• Pay your credit card balances on time.
The following lenders will give serious consideration to your loan application, knowing you have completed bankruptcy or a proposal: