How can a repossession with a zero balance affect a credit score and can it be removed?
A repossession will significantly lower your credit score, regardless of the balance. It will take around 7 years before the repossession is removed from the credit report.
How will a voluntary repossession affect your purchasing a car within a year from the voluntary repossession?
A repossession can drastically hurt your credit score. The repossessed account may report late payments (30, 60, 90 days late), a pad due balance, and a charge-off. A repossession can lower your credit score anywhere from 30 to 200 points depending on the other accounts reporting on your credit report.
If a car is sold after repossession does law state that it must be reported to the bureau as zero balance?
Will the surviving spouse's credit rating be affected by the repossession of the deceased spouse's car?
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.
Can you remove a repossession off your credit report if your cosigner has a judgment on the repossession?
I have a car for 2 yrs now and is not fully paid but i want to return it will returning it affect my credit?
A repossession is a significant derogatory mark against your credit. The account appear with a similar status as any collection or charge off account. In repossession, the collateral is often re-sold with the amount received being applied against any remaining amount owing on your loan. If the collateral is sold for less than what you owed, the amount left over, called a "deficiency balance" is still your debt. The creditor can actively collect on this…
If this relates to a joint account holder or cosigner, then yes the person's credit rating will be affected by a repossession. Yes, whoever's name the car is in will be affected by the car's repossession. Only if the car is somehow tied to the account. Only a bad payment history on that joint account can affect your credit.
Your credit report will state that the vehicle was returned. It will still show a balance remaining once this vehicle is auctioned off. This is your best option, but it already has done it's damage to your credit report with missed payment. Also, this will affect your credit score monthly for the next two years from the date of last payment.
How does a vehicle repossession affect your credit if everything else in your credit report is good?
That is called voluntary repossession. You will be required to pay the difference in what the lender sells the vehicle for and the balance on the note after that amount is applied to the loan. You did avoid repossession fees by voluntarily turning the car in. Your credit will also show this repossession for 7 years.
There are 2 ways to remove a repossession from your credit report. You can dispute it to the credit bureaus under the FCRA and they have 30 days to verify the listing or it must be removed from your credit reports or you can contact the creditor that repossessed the car and negotiate the removal of it upon payment of any money owed. The entry is likely to be changed to late, but paid. Most…
How will a repossession affect your credit in future purchases if the rest of your credit is good and it continues to be good?
Most lenders will view it as a one time thing and consider ALL your other credit experience. Some may require a larger downpayment. seven years. and it will affect your credit badly for the first two to four years...regardless. If it has to be repossed let it be a willing repossession or try to sell it out-right before it is picked up. Credit in this time is as important as air. Don't damage it. I…