Your score will only be affected if the account is past due/derogatory. Otherwise you may see an increase in your score due to debt/income ratio becoming smaller. WHAT!?! to whomever answered this. An authorized user can use the account/card. They can also make payments to the account, but they are not required to make payments. These are the only things they can do. That being said, The Primary account holder is the responsible party. Anything that goes wrong or right with the account gets reported to the Primary's Credit and only the Primary's credit. Removing yourself as an authorized user, regardless of the status of the account, has NO effect on your credit score.
It depends on if the account was good and helping your score or a bad account that was holding your account down. Removing a good account cold lower your score.
You can call the lender and close that authorized user account. It no longer affects their credit anyway so there is no damage.
No, only the primary cardholder's credit score is affected.
No. The authorized user/signer will have to apply for an account using their own credit history.
It negatively affects both the primary and the authorized user credit score and report.
When adding an authorized user to your account, you are agreeing to any and all charges that person places on the account. If the authorized user chooses to abuse the account, such as making purchases beyond the amount that you are able to pay or by exceeding the limit of the card, the negative effects goes against the primary users credit. The authorized users credit is not affected at all and they are not responsible for payments. So be careful who you chose to add to your card.
No, authorized users are not responsible for debt incurred on such an account.
an authorized user is someone who has been given consent by the owner of the account to use it and morally should pay for what they purchase but will not be financially responsible to do so even tho the creditor can and probably will report the account to both the owner and the authorized users credit profiles with the credit reporting agencies.
It depends. Does the high balance put the consumer into a position of too much credit? Does this single high balance cause the consumer to have outstanding $100,000 in credit card debt? Or does the amount merely allow for the consumer to show that they can be responsible with making regular payments (with this account being the only debt owed.)
Yes, as long as your listed as a "Co-signer" on the account. Credit is not build if you are just an "Authorized User" if this was a credit card account. Lastly, this all assumes that whatever this joint-account is that it reports to credit.
No. Authorized Users are NOT liable for the debt, only the PRIMARY on the account is liable.