What is a Credit Score?
A Credit Score in UAE is used to measure the creditworthiness of an individual. It shows the ability or the intention of an individual to pay back the amount borrowed. It is an accumulative report based on the past lending and repayment history. A Credit Score in UAE is represented by 3 digit number ranging between 300-900, where 300 is considered as the lowest and 900 as the highest. Higher the Credit Score, the higher the chances of getting your credit facility approved. Whereas a low score represents high-risk factors to provide Credit facility.
A Credit Report helps a Bank or Financial institution to take an informed decision to offer the lending facility to any individual and companies.
How Credit Score in UAE is calculated?
A Credit Score in UAE is calculated by various factors like how often you make your loan installments on time, what percentage of the amount you are paying to your Credit Card bill every month, how many accounts you hold negative, is there any cheque bounce towards your account and lot more.
All financial institutions and banks in UAE are bound to update this information to “Al Etihad Credit Bureau” as per the central bank law.
Now telecom sectors like DU and Etisalat also started updating the report to AECB.
How to maintain a healthy Credit Score in UAE?
You can maintain a healthy Credit Report in UAE through the following practices :
- Always pay your bills and installments on time.
- Avoid multiple Loans or Credit Cards.
- Minimize your credit card usage and pay every month in full.
- Limit your frequent new Loan and Credit Card applications.
- Keep checking you Credit Report on regular intervals.
How can I check my Credit Score in UAE?
You can visit any nearest Al Etihad Credit Bureau Customer Service Centers and request a Credit Report. They would require your original valid Emirates ID and copy of your Passport to apply for a Credit report. The credit Report will be sent to you by Email.
Al Etihad Credit Bureau has also launched AECB Mobile App where you can sign up and apply for your Credit Report.
Fees for retrieving your Credit Report :
- Credit Report with Score: AED 105.00
- Credit Report: AED 84.00
- Credit Score: AED 31.50
Published by: UAE Cash Loans Team
Published Date: 9th April 2021