You know a strong credit score will help you get into your next home. To get specific, if you’re renting, landlords like to see a score of at least 650 before they start asking for extra deposits and guarantors. If you’re taking out a mortgage, a score that’s 760 or above is the magic number that will get you the best interest rate on a home loan.
But establishing and maintaining a good credit score isn’t just necessary for keeping a roof over your head. Here are eight other reasons you may need good credit, ranging from your career to your love life: