R Score Credit Ratings
Most commonly, with Equifax, your accounts, and loans are each ranked separately on a scale of how positive the repayment history has been. The credit scale begins at zero and ends at nine—zero being too new to have a rating, and nine showing that the account has been written off. The r score rating is an indication of your history with revolving credit, that is a consideration in your overall credit score. Below are the numerical r score credit rating and their meaning:
|R0||Too new to rate|
|R1||Account in good standing|
|R2||A payment or payments have been made more than 30 days late|
|R3||A payment or payments have been made more than 60 days late|
|R4||A payment or payments have been made more than 90 days late|
|R5||A payment or payments have been made more than 120 days late|
|R6||Does not exist|
|R7||Account has been seen by a credit counselling or debt management agency and a re-payment structure has been created that is different than that of which was originally agreed upon at the onset of the account|
|R8||Secured loan of which the security has been repossessed|
|R9||Has been written off, sent to a collections agency or account was involved when bankruptcy was claimed|
For example, a credit card with good repayment history would have a rating of R1- displaying a revolving credit account with good standing.
It is important to always keep up to date with your accounts, as even being late a couple of times within the last few years can impact your overall credit score, and cause challenges when getting an auto loan.
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