How loans can affect your credit score

Loans are a financial tool that helps you pay off anything in case of an emergency.

But do you know how loans affect your credit score?

Mortgage, student, personal and other types of loans can affect your credit score in many ways.

Consistently making timely payments can help build and maintain a healthy credit score. Conversely, a late or missing payment can damage it.

Student loans help many graduates develop their first credit score.

A loan may diversify your credit mix.

A loan can improve the length of your credit history. Generally, the longer your credit history, the better it is for your credit score.