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Best Credit Improvement Nova Scotia (Online) 2020

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Provider Loan Amount Rate Term (Months) Rating
FlexiLoans
$200 - $1,200 25% - 32%  -
$200 - $1,200
PayBright
- 0+ 2 - 60
-
Score-Up
$49.99 - $99.99 0% 12
$49.99 - $99.99
LendCare
- - Up to 60
-
ECN Capital
- - -
-
SimplyBorrowed
$500 - $5,000 - 12 - 24
$500 - $5,000
Pebble Cash
$350 - $1,000 - 2 - 12 weeks
$350 - $1,000
Refresh Financial
$1,600 - $25,000 9.47% - 20.07% APR 36 - 60
$1,600 - $25,000
GoPeer
$1,000 - $25,000 7.5% - 31.5% APR 36 - 60
$1,000 - $25,000
North’n Loans
$100 - $1,500 - -
$100 - $1,500
MDG
Up to $3,200 - -
Up to $3,200
Loan or Credit
$100 - $25,000 +4.9% -
$100 - $25,000
Flexiti Financial
- Up to 35% -
-
FinanceIT
$500 - $100,000  6.99% - 14.99% 12 - 240
$500 - $100,000
Diamond Financial Services
- - -
-
Climb
1800- 2900  15.99% 23 - 36
1800- 2900
Customer First Financing
$500 - $7,500 - -
$500 - $7,500
Fresh Start Finance
Up to $15,000 29.99% - 46.96% 9 - 60
Up to $15,000
Marble
Up to $20,000 19.44% and 31.90% 36 - 84
Up to $20,000
Money Mart
$1,000 - $15,000 19.90% - 46.90% 12 - 60 
$1,000 - $15,000
Payday King
$100 - $1,000 546% APR 14 days
$100 - $1,000
Private Loan Shop
$500 - $50,000 15 - 30% -
$500 - $50,000
Progressa
$1,000 - $15,000 19% - 46.95% 6 - 60 
$1,000 - $15,000
My Canada Payday
Up to $1,500 15% - 19% 14 days
Up to $1,500
Money Provider
$500 - $1,000 28% - 32% -
$500 - $1,000
Lendful
$5,000 - $35,000 9.9%+ APR 36 - 60
$5,000 - $35,000
Health Smart Financial Services
$300 - $25,000 7.95%+ 36 - 60
$300 - $25,000
GoDay
$100 - $1,500 - 14 days
$100 - $1,500
Eastern Loans
$500 - $1,000 28% - 32%  3 -5
$500 - $1,000
DMO Credit
$300 - $1,000 38% APR 3 - 4
$300 - $1,000
Capital Cash
$100 - $1,000 546% APR 14 days
$100 - $1,000
Credit 700
$500 - $1,000 28% - 32%  4 - 5
$500 - $1,000
Credit2Go
$250 - $1,000 29% APR 3 - 4
$250 - $1,000
Ledn
$500 - $1,000,000 12% 12
$500 - $1,000,000
Affirm Financial
$300 - $7,500 29.9% - 39.9% 6 - 60
$300 - $7,500
310 Loan
$50 - $1,500 - 14 days
$50 - $1,500
Newstart Canada
Up to $20,000 19% - 49% 36 - 48
Up to $20,000
Ferratum
$2,000 - $10,000 18.9% - 54.9% 12 - 60
$2,000 - $10,000
Fairstone
Up to $35,000 26.99% – 39.99% 6 - 60
Up to $35,000
Consumer Capital Canada
$500 - $12,500 19.99%+ 12 - 60
$500 - $12,500
Lamina
Up to $1000 30% 3 - 5
Up to $1000
Loans SOS
Up to $5,000 60% 6 - 60
Up to $5,000
Loan Me Now
$500-$1000 28%-32% 3
$500-$1000
Captain Cash
$500 – $750 28% – 34.4% 3
$500 – $750
BC Loans
$500 – $750 23% - 34.4% 3 – 12
$500 – $750
Urgent Loans
$300 - $1500 27% - 35% 3 - 4
$300 - $1500
easyfinancial
$500 - $35,000 29.99% – 46.96% 9 - 60
$500 - $35,000
Mogo Finance
$300 – $35,000 5.9% to 47.72% 24 - 60
$300 – $35,000
Cash Money
$50 – $10,000 - Up to 62 days
$50 – $10,000
Borrowell
$1,000 - $35,000 5.99% to 29.19% 36 - 60
$1,000 - $35,000
Magical Credit
Up to $20,000 19.99% - 46.8% 6 - 60
Up to $20,000
Speedy Cash
Up to $1,500 15% - 23% 14 days
Up to $1,500
Provider Loan Amount Rate Term (Months) Rating
BarterPay
- 0.9% - 12% 6 months - 5 years
-
Clearbanc
$10,000 - $10,000,000 6% - 12.5% -
$10,000 - $10,000,000
GE Capital
- - -
-
We Can Financial
- - -
-
Wajax Equipment
- - -
-
Key Equipment Financing
- - -
-
Corl
$10,000 - $1,000,000 - -
$10,000 - $1,000,000
Yellowhead Equipment Finance Ltd
- - -
-
Specialty Truck Financing
- - -
-
Travelers Financial
- - -
-
Peel Financial
- - -
-
Pioneer Financial Services
$5,000 - $1,000,000 - -
$5,000 - $1,000,000
Polaris Leasing
- - -
-
Patron West
- - -
-
Payability
up to $250,000 - -
up to $250,000
Planet Financial
- - -
-
Rise
Up to $10,000 - -
Up to $10,000
Merchant Growth
$5,000 - $500,000 - 6 - 18 months
$5,000 - $500,000
Onesta
- - -
-
Lift Capital
- - 12 - 120
-
Leaseline
- - 24 to 60
-
Lease Direct
- - -
-
John Deere
- - -
-
Hitachi Capital Canada
- - -
-
Export Development Canada
- - -
-
Essex Lease Financial Corporation
- - -
-
Equilease
- - -
-
Alliance Financing Group LTD
$5,000 - $150,000 15% + 6 - 24
$5,000 - $150,000
CanaCap
Up to $250,000 - -
Up to $250,000
CLE Capital
- - -
-
Canada Equipment Loan
- - -
-
SharpShooter Funding
$5,000 - $150,000 5.49% - 22.79% 12 - 60
$5,000 - $150,000
Meridian Credit Union
Up to $35,000 - -
Up to $35,000
Laurentian Bank of Canada
Up to $250,000 - Up to 10 years
Up to $250,000
HSBC Bank Canada
- - -
-
National Bank
Up to $1,000,000 - -
Up to $1,000,000
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
$10,000+ - Up to 15 years
$10,000+
Scotiabank
Up to $1,000,000 -   Up to 15 years
Up to $1,000,000
Bank of Montreal (BMO)
Up to $500,000 - Up to 10 years
Up to $500,000
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
$5,000 - $10,000 - Up to 7 years
$5,000 - $10,000
CWB National Leasing
$3,500+ - -
$3,500+
Money in Motion
$10,000 - $1,000,000 4% - 14% 12 - 84
$10,000 - $1,000,000
Lease Link
Up to $75,000 - Up to 18
Up to $75,000
FundThrough
$500-$50,000 0.5% weekly 12 week cycles
$500-$50,000
Econolease Financial Services Inc.
$1,000 - $1,000,000 6% - 20% -
$1,000 - $1,000,000
Easylease Corp
Up to $5,000,000 4.5% 24 - 72
Up to $5,000,000
Capify
$5,000 - $200,000 - -
$5,000 - $200,000
Canadian Equipment Finance
$50,000 - $12,000,000 - 24 - 96
$50,000 - $12,000,000
Capital Key
$5,000 - $1,000,000+ - 1 - 60
$5,000 - $1,000,000+
Cashbloom
$5,000 - $1,000,000 - 3 - 24
$5,000 - $1,000,000
BFS Captial
$5,000 - $5,000,000 - 4 - 18
$5,000 - $5,000,000
BDC
Up to $100,000 6.05% + 60
Up to $100,000
Baron Finance
$10,000+ 18% - 22% -
$10,000+
B2B Bank
$10,000 - $300,000 4.70% - 5.45% -
$10,000 - $300,000
Borrowell
$1,000 - $35,000 5.6% – 25.5% 36 – 60
$1,000 - $35,000
iCapital
$5,000 - $250,000 - 3-18
$5,000 - $250,000
Lendified
$5,000 - $150,000 - 3 - 24
$5,000 - $150,000
IOU Financial
$5,000 – $100,000 15% + 12 – 18
$5,000 – $100,000
Company Capital
$5,000 – $100,000 Starting at 6.87% 3 – 18
$5,000 – $100,000
OnDeck
$5,000-$250,000 8% - 29% APR 6 - 18
$5,000-$250,000
Lending Loop
$5,000 – $500,000 Starting at 5.9% 3 – 60
$5,000 – $500,000
Thinking Capital
Up to $300,000 - -
Up to $300,000
Provider Loan Amount Rate Term (Months) Rating
Bryden Financing & Auto Sales
- +4.99% -
-
Alphera Financial Services
- - -
-
Eden Park
- - -
-
WeFinanceCars
- + 4.9% -
-
Walker Financial Services
- - -
-
Rifco
- - -
-
National Powersports Financing
- - -
-
LMG Finance
- - -
-
Loans2Go
- - -
-
iA Auto Finance
- +8.99% -
-
Gamache Group
- - -
-
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
$5,000 - $10,000 - up to 84
$5,000 - $10,000
Laurentian Bank of Canada
Up to $250,000 - 12 - 60
Up to $250,000
National Bank
Up to $1,000,000 - up to 96
Up to $1,000,000
Desjardins
Up to $100,000 - 6 - 96
Up to $100,000
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
$10,000+ - 12 - 96
$10,000+
Scotiabank
Up to $1,000,000 - up to 96
Up to $1,000,000
Daimler Truck Financial
- - up to 72
-
DealerPlan Financial
- - -
-
Coast Capital
- - -
-
Canada Auto Finance
$5000 - $45,000 4.90 % - 29.95% APR 36 - 72 
$5000 - $45,000
Credit River Capital Inc
- - -
-
Capital Trust Financial
- - -
-
Canadian Truck Loan
- - -
-
Cars on Credit Financial
- 14.5% to 29.9% -
-
Canada Car Loans
- - -
-
Car Loans Canada
$7500 - $59,995 3.95% + 12 - 96
$7500 - $59,995
Car Creditex
- Up to 49.9% -
-
Auto Capital Canada
- - -
-
Carfinco
- - Up to 84
-
Canada Drives
$500 - $35,000 $29.99% – 46.96% 9 - 60
$500 - $35,000
Prefera Finance
Up to $30,000 - -
Up to $30,000
Approve Canada
- - -
-
2nd Chance Automotive
- 4.2%+ -
-
Newstart Canada
Up to $20,000 19% - 49% 36 - 48
Up to $20,000
Splash Auto Finance by Rifco
Up to $50,000 - -
Up to $50,000
Carloans411
$5,000 – $40,000 - 12 – 72
$5,000 – $40,000
AutoArriba
- - Maximum 84
-
Provider Loan Amount Rate Term (Months) Rating
Instant Loans Canada
$1,000 - $35,000 - 24 - 60
$1,000 - $35,000
Newstart Canada
Up to $20,000 19% - 49% 36 - 48
Up to $20,000
BHM Financial
Up to $25,000 - 12 - 60
Up to $25,000
Provider Loan Amount Rate Term (Months) Rating
Mortgage Alliance
- 2.74% - 6.30% 12 - 120
-
Paradigm
- - -
-
Verico
- - -
-
True North Mortgage
- 2.64% - 4.45% 12 - 120
-
Tangerine
$50,000+ 2.74% - 3.49% 12- 120
$50,000+
Think Financial
- - 36 - 60
-
Turnedaway
- - -
-
REICO
- - -
-
Motusbank
- 2.79% - 6.00%  6 - 60 
-
Mortgage Architects
- 2.74% - 3.70% 6 - 120
-
IntelliMortgage
- - -
-
Invis
- 2.69% - 3.95% 6 - 120 
-
Dominion Lending Center
- - -
-
First National
- 2.84% - 7.30% -
-
CHIP Reverse Mortgage
min 25,000 4.99% - 5.59% 6 - 60
min 25,000
Centum
- 2.89% - 3.79% -
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Broker Financial Group Inc.
- 2.41% - 3.84% -
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Provider Services Rating
BDO
Credit Counselling, Bankruptcy, Consumer Proposal
Credit Counselling, Bankruptcy, Consumer...
MNP
Personal Bankruptcy, Consumer Proposal
Personal Bankruptcy, Consumer Proposal...
Full Circle Debt Solutions Inc
Credit Counselling, Debt Management Program
Credit Counselling, Debt Management Prog...
Consolidated Credit
Credit Counselling, Debt Management Program
Credit Counselling, Debt Management Prog...
4Pillars
Debt Restructuring, After Care - Credit Rebuilding Program, Corporate Debt Restructuring
Debt Restructuring, After Care - Credit ...

In Nova Scotia, credit products are just as common as any financial tool. Car loans, credit cards, and mortgages are some of the most widely used credit products amongst Nova Scotia borrowers. If used responsibly, any of these credit tools can be an excellent way to help you improve your credit. In fact, having good credit is essential if you’d like to continue applying for credit products in the future.

The Canadian Credit Score Range

Understanding how your credit score works is a good first step toward credit improvement in Nova Scotia. As soon as you start using your first Nova Scotia credit product (likely a credit card), you’ll be assigned a credit score from Canada’s credit reporting agencies, Equifax and TransUnion. That score will be three-digits ranging from 300-900.

Want to know the difference between your credit score and credit rating? Find out here.

While every credit card company or lender will work with only one agency, a version of your credit score and credit report will be kept on file with both. Both of which are used by lenders in Nova Scotia when considering you for credit.

Credit Score of 680 – 900

This is a sign of good credit, meaning you will be more creditworthy from your lender’s perspective. With good credit, prime lenders in Nova Scotia like banks and credit unions are more likely to approve your applications. Additionally, because good credit generally means you’re also good at making loan payments on time, you’ll be perceived as less risky and will be rewarded with a lower, more affordable interest rate.

Look here to see what happens when you can’t make your loan payments.  

Credit Score of 620 – 680

This is a sign of fair credit, meaning you’ll still look somewhat creditworthy. Your score may have reached this level because of a few missed or late payments and therefore your approval chances may be slight slightly lower. However, you might find it difficult to be approved with prime lenders and may have to turn to alternative or private sources in Nova Scotia. Your interest rate could also be slightly higher because the lender considers you riskier than a borrower with good credit.

Credit Score of 300 – 620

This is a sign of bad credit. Unfortunately, this may mean you are far less creditworthy, as your score could have reached this level because of a long history of late or missed payments. At this point, your only choice may be to apply with a bad credit lender. While approval might be easier, since these sources are established specifically for clients who have trouble getting credit elsewhere, your interest rate will be higher.

Canadian Credit Score Ranges

Factors that Can Improve (or Damage) Your Credit

Generally speaking, there are five main factors that can have both a good and bad effect on your credit. We’ve broken down them down into categories so you can see how large of an effect each component has in the calculation of your credit score.  

Payment History (35%)

The strength of our payment history is especially important for credit improvement. Again, we’ll use your credit card as an example. While minimum payments are an option, it’s more beneficial to make full payments and to never miss a due date. If you do, or you make a late or short payment, you’ll be defaulting. Every time you default, you’ll incur a penalty fee and be charged interest on the unpaid amount. Your credit score will also be damaged in the process. A similar, if not worse effect will occur when you default on a large loan, like a mortgage, where foreclosure is possible after a certain number of missed payments

Current Debt Level (30%)

Along the same lines as your payment history, your debt level plays a significant role in how your credit score is tallied. Plain and simple, the more unpaid debt you have, the worse your overall credit will become. The same effect can be seen the closer you get to your credit limit on your revolving products (credit cards and lines of credit). It’s best to use less than 30% of your available credit to avoid further damage to your score.

Read this to learn about some effective debt management products.  

Credit Account Age (15%)

The length of your credit history and the age of your credit accounts is also significant. When considering you for new credit, lenders in Nova Scotia like to see a long record of good payments, which proves that you’ll continue this behaviour with the product they’re about to approve you for. For example, a credit card account that you’ve been paying responsibly for a long time is far more valuable than one you opened recently, which wouldn’t really tell them anything about your credit habits.

Diversity of Accounts (10%)

It’s also beneficial to have a good variety of credit products under your belt. While less credit account types won’t necessarily damage your score, having a good mix of loans and revolving products is certainly a good way of building or improving your overall credit health. That is, as long as you’re paying them all on time and in full.

New Credit Inquiries (10%)

Applying for new credit in Nova Scotia can be a good thing when you do it in moderation. However, applying for too much new credit within a short time is not a good idea. This is because every time a lender inspects your credit report, a hard credit inquiry is performed. Soft inquiries, performed by a potential employer, landlord, or yourself, do not affect your credit score. Hard inquiries, on the other hand, reduce your score by a few points and may remain listed in your report for 3-6 years. If your bad credit gets your application denied by one lender, refrain from applying all over town. Future lenders in Nova Scotia will see your damaged score and multiple hard inquiries and assume you’re being rejected because you’re a risky client. Always wait at least a few months between applications.

Canadian Credit ScoreCheck out this infographic for even more information about your credit score. 

Things You or a Lender in Nova Scotia May See On Your Credit Report

Your credit report contains all your credit-related activity over a number of years. The time each piece of information remains there depends on its level of significance. For example, while a simple credit card account will stay for 6 years, multiple bankruptcies may stay for 14 years. Since lenders in Nova Scotia can also see your credit score in the version of your report that they would have access to, they use both elements to determine your approval chances and interest rate.

Other elements listed in your report include but aren’t limited to your:

  • Personal information (name, address, SIN, postal code, etc.)
  • Credit rating (a grade each credit account is given according to your usage)
  • Payment and debt histories
  • Bankruptcies, consumer proposals, debt settlements, other delinquencies (if any)
  • Employment history

Make sure to get your credit report and check these 4 things.

Better Spending Habits for Better Credit Health

While credit improvement takes patience and lots of effort on your part, it is always possible no matter what your current credit health looks like. If your credit is terrible, it can even take years to reverse your situation. However, it will be well worth the effort when you’re finally able to get approved at a low-interest rate without a hassle. Here are a few credit improvement methods you can start with:

  • Create a budget that works, listing every expense that you frequently deal with
  • Request that any errors in your report be corrected by the credit agencies
  • If an error is caused by identity theft, request “fraud alert” be put on your report
  • Pay for credit monitoring if you feel it’s necessary
  • Take on a second job or increase your income in some other way
  • Consolidate all your other outstanding debts before applying for new credit

Consider These Credit Improvement Products in Nova Scotia

Are the methods above not enough? Are you looking for a credit improvement tool that’s a little bit speedier and more effective? Don’t worry, because there are plenty of different products available all over Nova Scotia which should have the desired effect, many of which are offered right here at Loans Canada. These include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Credit counselling
  • Secured and prepaid credit cards
  • Credit rehabilitation savings programs
  • Debt consolidation programs

Loans Canada, Your Go-To Source for Credit Improvement

No matter what your credit situation happens to be, we have a product that can help you work to improve your credit. Get started by checking out your options.

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