Why is a CIBIL Score Important?

By: Bank of Baroda
Fri Nov 1, 2019
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Started in 2000, CIBIL or the Credit Bureau is an authorized credit information company that tracks debt repayment history and provides a credit score accepted by a vast network of financial institutions as a valid benchmark to examine a potential borrower’s credit quality. Here’s why a CIBIL score is important:

Lender considers the CIBIL score before approving a loan

The information collected and maintained by the bureau is gleaned from data collected from banks and other lending institutions on a monthly basis. On the basis of this data, CIBIL issues a score. This score is shared with the lenders on request, when an applicant applies for a loan.

What is an ideal credit score?

The range is from 300 to 900. Any score higher than 750 is a decent credit score. If an applicant has a credit score higher than 750, he/she is likely to get the loan approved and may get an attractive rate of interest. A loan application may be rejected if the credit score comes out to be too low.

How to source your CIBIL report?

Apart from a CIBIL score, you can also get your CIBIL credit information report. The report details the credit quality of your auto loan, home loan, credit card, over draft facility and personal loans. It carries your personal details, employment details and account information. The procedure to source your CIBIL report is exactly the same as getting your CIBIL Score.

Components of the CIBIL report


The first part of your CIBIL report has your CIBIL score, which is a value between 300 and 900. A score closer to green that is above 750 is preferable.

Personal information

Another section contains your personal information like name, date of birth, PAN number, Passport details and gender.

Contact information

The contact Information segment will capture all your address and contact details.

Employment information

The employment section will provide details about customer’s income and occupation at the time of a previous loan sanction.

Account information

An important section of the report is the account information which details the material about the borrower’s credit cards, loans, name of the lender, type of loan (whether secured or unsecured) and all the accounts held by the borrower.

Consumer Dispute Remark

The borrower can also put in their remarks about a particular loan transaction in the Consumer Dispute Remarks for evaluators to see every time the credit report is opened for assessment. The comments are presented for a year.

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