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How does a vehicle repossession affect your credit if everything else in your credit report is good?

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2015-07-16 18:27:51
2015-07-16 18:27:51

Absolutely. Repossession, whether voluntary or involuntary, show on your credit report as a charged off account. This designation is similar to a collection account and shows that you did not repay the vehicle loan. Such a listing in your credit report would have a significant negative impact.

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AnswerIf the surviving spouse was not a joint borrower on the vehicle loan the repossession affect/appear on their credit report.

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Yes, there is no difference. A repossession is a repossession.

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Yes, but perhaps not as adversely as an involuntary repossession.

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Yes, it's one of the worst things that you can do to your credit.

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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.

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A repossession is a repossession, no matter if it is voluntary or not. Your credit will be ruined for 7 years.

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It depends on how your father's death, the repossession, and the cosigners credit are corelated.

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Same as a regular repo. The creditor may still put the repossession on your credit report and it would stay there for up to seven years. Notice the word "may", because it is at the creditor's discretion...

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The fact that you have a repossession on your credit report is not a determining factor of whether your can file for bankruptcy. Generally in bankruptcy you can remove the debts from the repossession of your vehicle.

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A credit report is a record of all transations on a reported account. In the life of a vehicle loan, many things can happen. Over the typical four to five years, the vehicle may have been repossessed and then redeemed and paid off. In these cases, yes, repossession and settlement can show on the same vehicle, on the same credit report.

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If your vehicle is already up for repossession, it is already on your credit report as a delinquent or defaulted debt.

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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.

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No you cannot remove a repossession off your credit report if your cosigner has a judgement on the repossession.

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Your credit report contains the entire HISTORY of your credit life. The repo will appear on your record but if you've had good credit dealings over the past 15 years it may well only affect your current credit worthiness marginally.

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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.

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Yes. The DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) has nothing to do with whether or not your vehicle was reposessed (nor do they care). This will, however, affect your credit and ability to buy another vehicle.

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Yes, buy submitting payment in full, or voluntarily surrendering the vehicle. Failure to do either will result in the involuntary repossession of the vehicle. The later will more severely affect your credit rating.

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it's all the same whether you turned it in or they picked it up

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Anytime a negative item is removed from your credit report, it will raise your credit score unless new collections are added to your report.

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In many cases yes. While the repossession will negatively affect your credit rating, your record still indicates you have had credit. It is actually easier for those with bad creidt to get a loan than those with no credit. It will just cost you more in interest.

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You can't just "return" a car. You can surrender it to the lienholder. This is called a voluntary repossession, and yes, it will affect your credit ... it's still a repossession, even though it was voluntary.What you could do without negatively affecting your credit is sell it or trade it in.

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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.

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A repossession is a serious negative and will drop your scores.


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