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Most of us are familiar with the concept of borrowing and lending. You would have come across at least one person who often forgets to return the money that he/she borrows. This makes you think twice to lend to that person because of their forgetful nature. Similarly, lending institutions would like to issue loans and credit cards only to those who they deem creditworthy. CIBIL score is one of the significant metrics that is used by the credit institutions in India to measure an individual’s creditworthiness.

1. What is CIBIL Score?

CIBIL score is one of the most important factors that almost every financial institution check when they receive credit application from individuals. TransUnion CIBIL has affiliations with almost every bank to gauge the creditworthiness of millions of individuals and enterprises. A high CIBIL score denotes not only your excellent financial discipline but also your integrity. Every time you apply for a loan or a credit card, your recent score (last six months) is checked. Generally, any score above 700 is considered excellent, though some banks keep the bar high and some do not mind lowering the standard.

2. Who Computes the CIBIL Score?

TransUnion CIBIL is a credit bureau or credit information company, incepted in 2000, the first of its kind in India. The firm computes the CIBIL score of individuals based on the consumer information stored in their repository. They are known for their accuracy and transparency in the calculation of the score.

3. How to Check Credit Score?

Here is the procedure to check CIBIL score: