As mentioned above, a 601 FICO® Score is considered “Fair”. This is typically a result of situations such as:
Approximately 17% of all consumers in America have FICO® Scores in the “Fair” range (601-669).
With a 601 FICO® Score, you’ll mostly be dealing with “subprime” lenders. Which means you’ll be charged relatively high interest rates & fees.
To improve your credit score, you need to focus on fixing the underlying factors.
Not sure where to start? A dedicated credit repair agency, like us, can work with you to ensure you’re maximizing all avenues when it comes to improving your score.
As mentioned previously, a 601 credit score is considered “Fair”. So your lending options are going to be somewhat limited. You’ll mostly get lending through subprime lenders.
Subprime lenders will charge higher interest rates & fees, as they’re taking on “higher risk” clients.
It will typically only be subprime lenders that will approve your applications, and this comes with higher interest rates & fees.
These higher interest rates can cost you thousands of dollars in added interest over the lifetime of your loans, in comparison to if you had a “Good” credit score.
We highly recommend you take the necessary steps towards repairing your credit, and securing a better financial future for yourself, before applying for loans.
It will be difficult to secure a mortgage with a 601 credit score, but it is definitely possible.
It will be expensive (higher interest rates & fees), and can cost you 10s of thousands of dollars in extra interest over the lifetime of your loan.
Instead, we recommend focussing on improving your credit score, to at least 670-739 (which is considered “Good”). Once you’ve increased your score, you’ll be in a much better place to apply for a mortgage & most importantly, you’ll save yourself a ton of money on interest payments.
You shouldn’t have any problems getting an auto loan with a 601 credit score. But do expect to pay more for the loan than what you would with a “Good” credit score (between 670-739).
You will still be considered higher risk by the lender and subsequently be charged higher rates, so you might consider increasing your credit score before getting an auto loan.
Yes you should be able to get a personal loan with a 601 credit score. It may take a little bit of searching around for the right lender, but it is possible.
Let’s face it, a 601 credit score is OK, but can be better. Applying for any forms of lending is slightly difficult, and you’ll pay higher interest rates & fees.
The best course of action (by far), is to improve your credit score first before you apply for loans. Not only will it open more doors for you, it will also save you a ton of money in the long run (due to lower interest rates).
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