After bankruptcy, how do I re-establish my credit?
There are at least two ways to get credit after bankruptcy. First, one of your existing creditors may continue to grant you credit based upon a reaffirmation agreement made during the bankruptcy proceeding. Second, today there are several banks offering a secured credit card. This means that the credit limit is based upon the amount of security given. Note also that many creditors are more likely to extend you credit after you file for bankruptcy than before your filed. With all of your dischargeable debts wiped away, creditors view the debtor of now having more disposable income to pay the new debts. In addition, creditors know that the debtor cannot file for bankruptcy for another eight years, thereby shielding creditors from the bankruptcy laws during this time period. You may also reestablish debt by having someone co-sign a loan with you.