If you have a garishee against your salary can the creditor still charge interest. Thanks Theo
That is perfectly legal. The term "charge off" does not mean that the debt is not still valid and fully collectible.
Yes, it can. Just because a creditor charges off your debt, does not mean that you don't still owe it. Before you pay on a charge off, make sure you get an agreement from the creditor to delete it from your credit report once it's paid!
If there is an outstanding account balance. Closing/canceling the account will not eliminate any fees or penalties that were in the agreement when the account was opened. There might also be an annual charge even though the account has been deactivated.
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Charge offs are accounts that have been written off by the creditor as uncollectable. The debt owed is still valid and can be collected on either by the original creditor or by a collection agency. You can only erase charge offs by disputing them to the credit bureaus or negotiating the removal by the original creditor.
Only if they actually took the charge off.
they can if it contains a balance. if they charged it off and gave you a zero balance and a pay off letter then they cannot. If they closed the account and reduced the amount you owe you are still responsible for the payments including late fees and interest.
One of two things. First, you still owe the money. but you can not use that credit account anymore. or Second, you have paid off the account and the creditor has not notified the credit bureaus that you have paid this account in full. If it is paid in full, I suggest you notify the credit agencies.
Yes, reporting to your credit by a collections agency does not effect the reporting originally made by your creditor. It most normal cases you would see the original creditor having reporting the account as a "charge off" regardless of any reporting made by a collections agency afterwords.
A charge off is an account that the creditor has decided not to collect on. When they are listed as a charge off, that does not mean anything to you except a ding on your credit report. You are still obligated to pay the debt. What usually happens is a third party debt collection agency will make arraingments with the original creditor to come after you. This can be a double dip on your credit report because the original creditor might list it and the debt collector might list it also.
The account will or should be changed to read "included in bankruptcy". It will still however remain on the report until the seven year time limit expires. However, the account is charged off for the amount that wasn't collected and reporting that would be proper too. (Charge off is how the creditor reflects that you didn't pay and he had a loss on the account...that it was by bankruptcy makes no difference...actually worse).