They all do credit checks. But no-one has ever been turned down because their credit has been checked by bookmakers. So gamblers can't get mortgages? I can see why it would show up on your credit rating but would think it would only affect it you constantly put money into them. Or mine would be awful - and it's actually very good! This is because if the lender is strict on lending or the affordability is touch and go they will evaluate the case on an individual basis and they do this but looking at bank statements for an understanding of the customer.
If they see a DD or payments to a gambling company it's game over. Not always the case but worth being careful if your credit isn't fantastic in the first place and you are thinking about getting a mortgage soon.
Bold Deleted Italic Text. Notify me when there are any replies. What law do most people break without knowing it? Harm to minors, violence or threats, harassment or privacy invasion, impersonation or misrepresentation, fraud or phishing, show more. Does online gambling affect credit rating? I have two bank accounts in 2 different banks. The second bank account I have opened last December and have done quite a lot of gambling The second bank account I have opened last December and have done quite a lot of gambling within the first 2 months however I have also done quite a lot of legitimate transactions.
The problem is I prefer the second bank the one I have been with for 6 months and the last gambling transaction is 4 months ago but I have a better record with the previous bank. Which bank should I use? Is it worth switching to the second bank as I prefer their customer service, safety etc. By the way I have stopped gambling now. This looks bad on applications so just reduce your credit limit prior to filling out the forms.
And one more no-no for gamblers trying to get credit or a mortgage — never, ever, use payday loan companies. Some mortgage lenders will bar anyone who has used a short-term loan. In the old days, being self-employed was no barrier to buying a house. Since the financial crash, self-certified mortgages have bitten the dust, but it can still be hard for self-employed people to get on the ladder.
As with all self-employed income, you will only be eligible to borrow a multiple of your taxable income. That could be in the form of loan repayments, direct debits, childcare costs, or even gym membership. If that also includes lots of gambling payments it will set off alarm bells with a lender. Some prospective borrowers have had mortgage applications rejected for making large, regular payments to gambling sites.