Personal Credit HistoryCredit history
What makes credit assessments important? The history of timely repayment and responsible use of credit can help to show that you can pay back loans in the near term. Either of these scenarios includes a kind of credit and means that the creditor uses a tools to establish what he should be offering. What can you do to help your creditworthiness?
It is also important to make sure that the information stored by the credit bureaus is correct, e.g. by updating the election registry when you move, as this will be used to check your adress. When you have had trouble with debts in the past, it may take a while to reconstruct your credit history.
Similarly, if you have never used credit before, there is nothing for creditors to use as proof of your credit standing.
Recensions in history
It is a great achievement in this regard and shows how business and society relationships have been transmitted through different cultures. Formulaic and unofficial credits, donations of cash and goods, mendicants, credit taking, snoring and finally flying were important economical tactics.... and stayed in the Victorian and Edwardian years as an integrated part of the consumption culture" (p. 2).
Finns's novel examines this issue from three different but interrelated perspectives: the portrayal of debts in books, journals, and memories; the conversion of prison sentences for debts; and the use of the small claim court to arbitrate litigation between believers and borrowers. Thus, craftsmen not only reacted to consumers' self-creation attempts, but also assisted in positioning these individual beings within the framework of higher levels of societal relations" (p. 10).
In accordance with the ages of Christendom, Finn asserts that "literary and historic writings of the time tend to describe indebtedness as "misfortune" and those who owe it as "unhappy"" (p. 28). Highlighting the unavoidable ups and downs of the state of man, the portrayal of personal guilt as a kind of calamity emphasized the might of love and God's destiny - not the strength of one' own financial will - to free the debtor from his duties (p. 28).
Finn shows throughout the entire volume the perseverance of this perspective of debts as unhappiness, an interpretative approach that dissociated the debtor from the inflexible notions of personal capacity to act, accountability, and guilt in the context of contemporary economical individualism" (p. 128). Several of the most notable cases come from the second part of the book's survey of the detention of debt, given that the personal bankruptcy was interpreted as a kind of accident to differentiate trapped borrowers from the criminals.
In many ways this is the best part of the novel, a great piece of history that gives many details about the organization of the prison and the life of the detainees in it. But it is precisely in prison that we are beginning to experience a change in credit cultures towards the end of the 18th century.
This new attitude towards the detained culprit has led to a constant change in the way jails have handled both small and large debts, as they have lifted old levies and subjected culprits to criminal sanctions. There was another outbreak of reforms in the eighteen-sixties which, as Gerry Rubin and Paul Johnson have shown, actually limited detention for debts to the working class.
_GO ( 3 ) This situation continued until 1970, with the detained detainees staying on the fringes of the prison system. In the third section of the volume, the focus is on the detention of debts in order to investigate the court as a place where the identity of the debtor was challenged. Not only are we given detailed information about who filed a lawsuit, but also the different policies of borrowers, lenders and magistrates.
For example, the capacity of magistrates to order instalment payments enabled them to mitigate the gravity of commonslaws. Clearly, district magistrates have often deviated from the letters of commons and this is an important point, but the point seems exaggerated in some ways.
That kind of judgment, it is implied, was frustrating the supreme magistrates and lawmakers who tried to replace autonomic individual with welfare person. These interpretations, however, ignore the long-established rules of commons laws that, when a spouse forces his spouse to abandon the house because of his wrongdoing (as in this particular case), she is authorized to promise his credit and he cannot overrule it.
The reader of this will have no doubts that the whole duration of the borrowing in dispute was seen as an accident and not as a symptom of morality failure, but this concept is so implacably persecuted that it largely ignores alternate ways of thinking about borrowing. Consequently, it is hard to see the topics discussed in the books in any way.
Margaret Hunt's report on "the mediocre type" focuses on the notion that indebtedness could arise from ethical shortcomings. This discrepancy between the results of two researchers working on intersecting timeframes needs some explaining. For example, the intercultural significance of bank loans is not necessarily the same as that of loans to relatives.
Therefore, at least the changes in credit legislation in the eighteen-forties must be contextualized in the form of debate within the context of free politics and not seen as a binding assertion of objectified free nationalism. Many of the changes in credit legislation have certainly been important, while Sir Robert Peel was Prime Minister - a man who is deeply connected to the Chinese economic system (and whose bank reform certainly affects attitude to credit).
Certainly it is not enough to quote Patrick Polden's opinion that the history of small loan law is "deeply unpleasant" when the author poses so many interesting issues about the interpretation of Polden and Lester's law reforms (p. 236). Let us take the case of Thomas Falconer, one of the district magistrates, described by Margot Finn as following the "classical liberals' ideas of economical exchanges and personal autonomy" as opposed to the just norms advocated by many of his peers (p. 259).
15. The reflections on the debtor's equality and welfare are most clearly discernible in the following section: Issues concerning the anchoring of business relationships in society and culture are of great importance to business historians, the history of borrower jails is an excellent example of the history of society, and the work on plebeian meetings with civilian justice is of great importance.
But if the volume poses more issues than provides an answer to how these three facets of personal guilt are linked and how they have evolved over the years, it is only because it aims to chart terrain inconvenience. It is not only a widely published work, but a work that should inspire and lead much further research by history scholars on the path opened by Margot Finn.