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

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How do I remove a collection item on my credit report that was disputed but not removed?

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.


Will a paid in full collection agency debt look better than a settlement payment on a credit report?

Yes, though both will damage your credit report to some extent.


Can a paid settlement to the collection agency be reported as paid as agreed?

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.


Medical bills on credit report?

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


How do you remove collections from credit report?

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.


When do collection agencies report the debt to the credit bureau?

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


How do you challenge a collection agency from extending the expiration date?

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


Will having a payment plan with a collection agency greatly reduce your credit score?

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).


Can a collection agency for a parking ticket be put on your credit report?

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


Can a collection agency report the same debt more than once a month to the the credit bureaus?

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.


If you settle an old credit card debt with a collection agency paying the negotiated price in full will the collection agency remove the collection from your credit report?

No the collection will not be removed from the credit report. They will show it paid in full.


If you have already made an agreement with collection agency can you later renegotiate a lower payment amount due to income changes?

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.


What do you do if an account was turned over to a collection agency but the original creditor accepted your payment in full?

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.


If the original creditor is not reporting a debt to your credit report but their collection agency is can the original creditor instruct the agency to have the item removed in return for full payment?

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.


Will paid bills remain on your credit report?

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.


How do you improve your credit after you have been to collections?

Always continue to pay all your bills on time and keep your balances low. You can try and negotiate with the collection agency to remove the collection off your credit report upon final payment, but they might not agree. You can also try to dispute the collection to the credit bureaus, but it will most likely be verified unless the collection is paid off already.


Is a collection agency obligated to remove debt from your 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.


How can you mend your credit after a paid collection?

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.


How many times can a collection agency inquire on your credit report?

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


Does transferring a debt to another collection agency exend the time it appears on credit report?

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.


Is there a dollar amount for collection agency's to report to the credit bureau?

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.


Can an unpaid ambulance bill hurt your credit?

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.


How do you find out from a collection agency who sent you to them for collection when you never was notified that you were in collection you discovered it on your credit report?

File a dispute with the credit reporting agency.


What does it mean when your credit report states that you have a paid closed collection account on you credit report?

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.


I tried to make a payment to a bill collector they refused to take the payment. I went to the company that turned me in to collection they accepted the payment. what are my rights?

If the collection agency did not accept your payment, the debt should be discharged from their control. You might need to contact an attorney to make sure these debts are removed from your credit report. If you are making payments to the company that sent you to collections, they will need to remove you from the collections agency.