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From ZeeNews:

Are you a bachelor living in Delhi and planning to get married anytime soon? You might be earning well and even consider yourself an eligible bachelor, but are paying your credit card bills and EMI payments on time? This affects your CIBIL score, and may also have an impact on your marriage prospects.

Apart from taking stock of family, personality, compatibility and pay packages, families are now also concerned about the CIBIL score of a prospective groom before getting their daughters married. Detectives are also being hired to get confirmed information about the CIBIL score.

And as per the trend, it is no less important than matching of horoscope, which is a custom in Indian marriages. According to experts, CIBIL score of a person shows the liability on him and also tells if he is capable enough to repay a loan.

How to ascertain CIBIL score:

If you approach a bank for the purpose, you will only get to know about the transactions concerning that bank. You can know your CIBIL score by going on the website cibil.com. A charge ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 1200 is to be paid for ascertaining of CIBIL score. There are few more agencies who also give the CIBIL score of a person. While Aadhaar is not mandatory for the purpose, a PAN card is a must.

Easy steps to make your CIBIL score good:

1. Eliminate balances: To add plus points to your credit score ensure that you eliminate your credit card balances. Any unpaid due on loans should be cleared off in time.

2. Dispute Errors: Check your errors on www.cibil.com. Every financial institution is alloted a time span of 30 days to handle any disputes. So be on alert and check your errors. Once all disputes are cleared, your credit card rate will improve.

3. Maintaining records of old credit cards: A healthy and clean record of your credit card balances can be a great boon. Any dues on loans and debts may act as a loss for you so ensure that you keep all the records of old credit cards and also pay bills before the expiry of your billing date.

4. Payment of EMIs on time: When you are purchasing any commodity by using a credit card make sure that you are paying your bills and EMIs on time.

5. Look for a secured card: Are you going through a poor CIBIL score? No need to worry. A secured card issued by several banks can come at your mercy. Banks such as DCB Bank, ICICI Bank, CITI Bank offer secured card against a fixed nominal amount.

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