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Can a collection be taken off of a credit report if a payment plan is arranged?

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Usually the collection agency won't take it off until the bill is paid in full.

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Only the collection agency or the credit bureaus can remove a collection off a credit report. You can negotiate the removal of the collection off the credit report upon final payment of the debt owed. Some collection agencies have policies against this, some don't. You can also redispute it to the credit bureaus as many times as they will let you. It has a higher chance of being removed if it is paid off and an older account.



You can remove collections from your credit report by disputing them to the credit bureaus. The credit bureaus have 30 days to verify your collection with the collection agency or it must be removed from your credit report.


You did not include a jurisdiction for your question. Where I live the collection agency can report any failure or late payment of a scheduled payment. That means if you are on weekly they can report you weekly. If you are late by 1 minute they can report that every time also.


unpaid collection on medical bills can possibly be reported on bureau, but payment history is not reported.


No. Once a person is being threatened by a collection agency, there is a high liklihood that the damage to the credit report is already done - a chargeoff or collections transline will already be in your credit report. Having a payment plan merely gets the debt paid and on-time payments are usually NOT reported (however, if you miss a payment, that company can and will send a negative tradeline to further damage your credit reputation).



They usually give you 30 days to respond to the debt and make payment arrangements. If you dont respond they usually report it.


It wount be a collection aggency. But the city can put a judgment on your credit report that will effect your credit score.


As a general rule the answer is no. Collection agencies will report this to the credit bureau as being settled for less than what was due, which can have a negative impact on your credit report. While paying this money could seem like an effort to repair your credit, it actually can damage it. A situation like this often results from a debt being old and about to fall off of your credit report. If you pay the money to the collection agency then it will stamp a record of such payment for an amount less than the amount originally due. The worst part is that such a record will stay in your credit file for another seven years from the day the payment was received! If you don't make the payment the negative report resulting from that will probably fall off of your credit report much sooner.


Unless you have given a collection agency written permission to pull a full credit report they are in violation of credit laws.


Only the credit bureaus the collection agency can remove a collection from your credit report. The collection agency won't do it now since it is paid and they have no reason to. You can dispute it to the credit bureaus and ask for verification on the account. They will have 30 days to verify the items or it must be removed from your credit report.


You can try, however if they agree then this will change the date on your credit report. Meaning: It will stay on your credit report even longer.


A collection agency can report you to the credit bureau for any amount of money. There are agencies that will report for amounts under a hundred dollars.


Don't make a payment from a credit report point of view, its the last date of activities in other words the last date you made the payment. They can report this from 7 years of the last payment. Keep in mind that you have the right to challenge double entries on your credit report e.g Collection and Creditors reporting twice and many collections attempt to get you to make a payment in order to extend this time. Don't if its been over two years it does not affect your credit score as much and if you are attempting to get a mortgage, pay that debt in escrow at closing. Source: Credit Bible by Phil Turner


Short Answer: Yes. If you were deliquent, and then paid, it will show that you paid, but were late. And that stays on your credit for seven years. Sometimes you can negotiate with the collection firm to have it removed from your credit in exchange for payment.


Yep! If the ambulance company turns your account over to a collection agency that agency might report the collection on your credit. Medical collections are the most common type of collection on a credit report.


No! The only obligation of the collection agency regarding a debt is to accurately report the debt...i.e. balance outstanding, current status, and payment history. However, if you are paying or contemplating paying a collection agency, it would be wise to negotiate a positive outcome...i.e. the total removal of the account from your credit profile in exchange for payment. This should be negotiated prior to paying the collection agency and the agreement should be in writing.



YES, THE CREDITOR WILL REQUEST FOR EITHER PARTIAL PAYMENT OR FULL PAYMENT. ASK FOR A LETTER STATING THAT THIS COLLECTION WAS PAID IN FULL AND THAT YOU HAVE A ZERO BALANCE. ALSO; REQUEST THAT THIS LETTER STATES THAT THIS ACCOUNT NEEDS TO BE DELETED IN ERROR, SO THAT YOU COULD SEND THIS LETTER TO THE BUREAUS AND HAVE THEM DELETE THIS ACCOUNT OFF YOUR CREDIT REPORT AND RAISE YOUR CREDIT RATING.


Contact the original creditor. Provide proof of your payment. They need to retract the account from the collection agency. The account could have been sold to the collection agency or simply assigned to them. For your purposes, it does not matter which situation applies. You paid the original creditor and your credit report needs to reflect this. After they do what they need to do to get the account back; you then dispute the entries with all three credit bureaus. The original account should show as a paid collection and the other collection account should be removed from your credit report entirely.


Yes, credit report has nothing to do with Debt collection. What you should be looking for is State Statute of Limitation. Please type it in google and check the law for your state. Thanks!


The original account with a normal credit company went to a third party collection agency. Only after it went to the collection agency was the debt paid and then the account closed.


No! You need to be careful if considering paying the collection agency. At that point it will start the 7 years entry. Bad credit remains on a credit report 7 years from the last date of activity, in other words, the date you make a payment. Make sure you negotiate a deletion prior to paying any collection account. Source: Credit Bible by Phil Turner.


Removing Paid Accounts from a Credit ReportIf you haven't paid your collection account(s) yet, negotiate with the collection agency. State that you plan to pay in full, and that you want them to agree to remove the item from your credit report. If you've paid, and the item remains on your report, go to the credit bureau and dispute the item that has been paid. It's a good chance that the collection agency has purged your record and therefore will NOT verify a dispute investigation from the credit bureau. If the credit bureau doesn't receive verification from the collection agency in thirty days, they are obligated by law to delete the item from your credit report. Only the collection agency or the credit bureaus can remove collections off your credit report. You can either negotiate with the collectiona agency or dispute it to the credit bureaus.



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