IF you know which lender to report them to, you can. Doing so is really a GOOD idea because we ALL have to pay so the deadbeats can try to ride for free. Reporting them SAVES them(the debtor) money in the long run cause the lender doesnt have to pay to find them. Some people just dont know when to say" I CANT make these notes". Its a combo of pride and desperation???
The effect on your credit will depend on how the lender chooses to report it to the credit bureau. Sometimes a lender will be willing to report it 'paid as agreed' or 'settled' entry on the credit report rather than an actual repossession. If it is reported as an actual repossession or foreclosure it will be on your credit for seven years and negatively effect your rating.
It might not have been turned in. If not, consider yourself fortunate.
In the event that the possessor of the vehicle is not a contracted party, or if the contracted party is actively seeking to hinder repossession, then yes, the lender can report the vehicle stolen.
Contact the lender or the repossession agency in writing and request a copy of the report of sale.
First off you will be required to pay the repossession fees unless you voluntarily turned the car in. Secondly you will be required to pay the deficiency. The deficiency is the difference in the amount the lender sells the car for and the amount you owe. Let's say you owe $10,000 and they sell the car for $8,000. That leaves you owing the lender $2,000. Thirdly this repossession will be placed on your credit report and will stay there for 7 years. Repossession should be the last resort after you have talked to the lender and done all you can to avoid this. Sell the car to another individual even if you have to sell it for less than it is worth, then pay the lender the deficiency out of your pocket to avoid repossession. Have someone take over the payments. Whatever it takes to avoid this.
No you cannot remove a repossession off your credit report if your cosigner has a judgement on the repossession.
It hurts you credit tremondously. It will stay on your credit report for 7 years, and there is nothing you can do about it. Do not allow your car to be repossed. Voluntary repossession on not any better. Contact the lender and work something out.
YES, unless the LENDER decides not to report a repo to the CA.
I only know about the state of Massachusetts. And yes in our state they have one hour to report the repossession to the police department in the town of which the car was taken.
Think about it. IF the lender waited until the loan was paid off,zillions of repos would NEVER be reported. Sooo, they report them as they happen.
As a rule, YES. It is up to the lender to post a repo on your CR and most do it automatically.
A repossession is a serious negative and will drop your scores.
Contact the repossession agency who recovered the unit and contact the lender. Request in writing a report of sale, and request the lender to reconcile the debt to show all activity that has increased or decreased the balance.
The repossession stays on your credit report for 7 years.
http://www.bankrate.com/goocalf/search/story-advice.asp Getting it off? NOT likely. Improve it? Maybe, if you settle the debt with the lender. Get it marked "paid as agreed" IF you negotiate some type of deal with the lender. It is just a report of what happened. try the above link for more info. Good Luck
Considering that the LENDER will be the one to report it as a "repo", wouldn't it be best the discuss it with the LENDER?
First of all, a lender does not report a vehicle as a repossession until they actually have possession of the vehicle. Then immediately via computer the code is entered and authorities notified. The credit reporting company may be a little slow getting the repo on your report however, but any new lender is going to check your report before giving you a new loan. After a vehicle is repo'd you usually have a few days prior to sale of that vehicle, to get the vehicle back if you pay the account current plus any repo expenses if it was a voluntary repo. If it was not voluntary, and the lender had to take the vehicle, they probably will not redeem the vehicle back to you, but it never hurts to ask.
It won't help much unless you can sweet-talk the lender and convince him to remove the repossession from the credit report. Otherwise, the repossession stays on the record and the only 'improvement' to your credit rating would be the lack of an accompanying past due status.
i need to get a repossession off my credit report
If payments have been made on time and there is no notice of foreclosure or repossession, the credit report should note the loan is paid in full. Verify what the bank will report. Keep documentation about the transaction with the bank in your records and make sure that all three credit reporting agencies reflect the correct information.
Best way to do that is to negotiate the removal as part of the payoff with the lender. Otherwise, not likely because it is part of your credit history.
If it truly was a wrongful repossession, call local law enforcement and report the vehicle stolen. If they notify you that it was repossessed, inform them that it was a wrongful repossession. Next, contact the lender and demand politlely that they notify the repossession agency that the vehicle was wrongfully repossessed. You might even, still politely, suggest some sort of compensation for you inconvience. Also ask for the contact number of the repossession agency. Call them and notify them also of the wrongful repossession. Suggest also to them some sort of compensation for your incovenience. Vehicles that are wrongfully repoed must be returned as soon as possible and in the same condition as when taken. If there is damage, the lender and the repossession agency are liable. If you are not satisfied with how quickly your vehicle is being returned, push the auto theft charges.