Asset Classification (AC) – It is important to note that some banks report DPD as per the Asset Classification norms defined by RBI, which are as follows:
Actual Payment Amount – Is the amount you have paid to you lender if it is different from the EMI Amount. This may be more or less than the EMI Amount.
Amount Overdue – Indicates the total amount that has been paid to the lender in a timely fashion (includes principal and interest amount)
Cash Limit – Applies to credit cards specifically, It is the amount of cash you are permitted to withdraw from your credit card.
CIBIL – Credit Information Bureau of India Limited
Credit Information Reports (CIRs) – A report on a loan applicant’s willingness and ability to make payments in a timely manner in the past.
Credit Rating (CR) – A judgement of a person’s ability to repay debts. The rating is often based on a person’s current and projected income and past debt payment history. Also called a credit score.
Credit Score – Is a number, between 300 and 900, that reflects a person’s credit history.
Control Number (CN) – This is your report number and is essential if you need to raise a Dispute Requests.
Collateral – Is provided to a lender as security to protect the lender in the event you are unable to repay your loan. This may be property, shares, gold, etc.
Credit Limit – Applies to credit cards and overdraft facilities. It reflects the total amount of credit you have access to with regard that credit card or overdraft facility.
Creditworthiness – The ability of a consumer to receive favourable consideration and approval for the use of credit from an establishment to which they applied.
Current Balance – Is the amount you still owe on a particular c credit card facility. Lender, typically take 30-45 days after your payment is received to update this information with CIBIL.
Dispute – If a consumer believes an item of information on their credit report is inaccurate or incomplete, they may challenge, or dispute the item. CIBIL will investigate and correct or remove any inaccurate information or information that cannot be verified.
DPD (Days Past Due) – DPD or Days Past Due apears in the Account information section of your CIR. The DPD indicates how nary days a payment on that account is late that month. Anything other than ‘000’ or STD is considered negative by a lender.
EMI Amount – Is the EMI (Equated Monthly Instalment) that you pay on the loan.
Enquiry – Enquiries are added to your report when you apply for a loan or credit card and the lender decides to access your CIR. Details such as the name of the loan provider size and type of loan are captured in this section. Please note that the date of the enquiry may differ from your actual application date because the lender may access your CIR a day or more after you have applied.
High Credit – Applies to credit cards and facilities. It reflects the highest amount ever billed (including interest and fees) for that particular credit card or overdraft.
Ownership – This field tells the lender who is responsible for payments on that loan or credit card. There are 4 types of indicators that can appear on your CIR:
1. Single: You are solely responsible for making payments on the accounts.
2. Joint: You and someone else bear joint responsibility to payments on these accounts. this wiIl also reflect on the other individuals CIR.
3. Authorized User: This is used for add-on credit cards that you may have. While this reflects on your CIR, lenders know that you are rot responsible for paying dues on that particular account.
4. Guarantor: A guarantor pledges to repay a loan on behalf of a third party who has taken a loan. Hence, he provides a guarantee to the lender that he will honour the obligation, in case the principal applicant is unable to do so.
Repayment Tenure – Is the term at your loan. This field is to be read with the ‘Payment Frequency’ field in order to accurately understand the term or the loan. For example, 120 at a monthly payment frequency would mean the term of the loan is 10 years.
Sanctioned Amount – This is the loan amount disbusmed is Applies to account types other than credit curds aid overdraft.
Settlement Amount – When an amount owed on a loan account in disputed, the individual and lender settle at some amount in between. lt’s what the lender believes is owed and what the individual believes he should pay. This is the amount the individual has agreed to pay. The rest of the amount (that the lender believes is owed) is written-off by the lender.
Suit-Field / Wilful Default – In case the lender has filed a suit against you, there is specific reporting prescribed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). This is as follows:
1. No Suit Filed (or the field will be blank); 2. Suit filed; 3. Wilful Default; 4. Suit filed (Wilful Default)
Written-Off Amount (Principal) – This field reflects the principal unpaid written-off by the lender. It follows that the difference between the total and principal written-off amounts is the interest amount that has been written-off on this account.
Written-Off Amount (Total) – When a loan is written-off there is an interest and principal component. This field reflects the total interest and principal amount written-off.
Written-Off and Settled Status – If this section is populated the lender has either restructured your loan by offering you different terms (extend the loan tenure or reduced the interest rate, etc) Written off this amount, or settled at some amount less than what the lender believes it was owed.
The possible values are as follows:
1. Restructured Loan; 2. Restructured Loan (Govt. Mandated); 3. Written-off (WO); 4. Settled; 5. Post (WO) Settled
Reference – CIBIL