Melanie, ANYTHING that has to do with how you pay your bills will affect your credit. Anything good will help and anything bad will hurt. A repo is on the BAD side and a settlemnt is usually on the good side. How the creditor reports it to the CRA will affect how good or bad it looks. The method of reporting is a possible negotiating point. a settlement is like anyother "deal", the more time and effort you put into it, the better the results. Good Luck
It has the same effect on the credit.
Goes on your credit as a repossession.
Stays on your credit rating for 7 years. Has a very negative effect.
If your name was on the note, yes.
Yes it can and will effect your credit
A car reposession will leave a major black spot on your credit rating for 7 years.
Only if the dealer reports it to the credit bureaus.
You end up with HORRIBLE credit if you don't pay your bills and you let your possessions get repossessed.
No, because you have your own separate credit report.
Normally your credit is ruined for 7 years.
IF you can pay it off AFTER it is sold, it will still show as a repo on your credit. BUT if you can payoff then, pay it off NOW and you get to keep the CAR.
The person or persons names that appear on the loan contract.
YES - the fact that the original term of the lease had past has nothing to do with it since the payments weren't made.
You can buy a car right after your car has been repossessed. It will however, depend on whether your credit is stable enough to qualify or if you have the cash to pay out of pocket.
By mistake. Waste no time contacting the credit reporting companies, and demand that this entry be removed from your credit report.
The car isn't damaged, the debtor's credit rating is. There is no permanent record of the car as a repossessed vehicle like there is for a salvaged title.
Absolutely. Once the car is considered repo'd it is all paperwork, otherwise you could just hide the car from the lender.
Just the same as if it was your car repossessed. Legally, you hold the same liability as the primary buyer.
The repo will effect your credit. The judgment the lender will get will effect your obligation to pay the deficiency balance. the letter wont effect anything UNLESS the car WAS stolen.
Trading in a car does not affect your credit unless you sign a new car loan and get a new car. This may negatively or positively effect your credit.
It is possible but not advisable to break a lease on a car. The car would be repossessed, and the repossession would go on your credit report.
Yes. And that will help out their credit history too:)
Unless the credt card company is the lienholder on your vehicle, no.