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How long does a paid collection bill stay on your credit report?


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2006-08-03 12:02:20
2006-08-03 12:02:20

Seven years.


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A hospital bill can stay on your credit report from 7-10 years. You can learn alot more by getting a credit report from Transunion, Experian or Equifax. You are entitled to one free credit report a year. You can go to and get your free credit report their. It is very important to know what is on your credit report.

It sticks for 7 years. The fact that it was turned over to a collections agency will make it to your credit report. When it is paid in full, it will say "settled" on your credit report so other creditors know you took care of the debt. Even so, it still haunts your credit report for 7 years.

If the debt originated after December 1997; it may remain on your credit report for 7 years plus 180 days from the last time it was paid on time.

If the bill is turned over to a collection agency, it can remain on your credit for seven years from the date of last activity. ----------------------------------------- That is correct - 7 years. It can come off if you hire a credit attorney, though.

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Like other late payments reported to a credit reporting agency, an unpaid medical bill may stay on a credit report for up to seven years.

Typically seven years after the debt is resolved. * Seven years from the date of last activity (DLA) of the account or when the account went into default and became a negative entry on the credit report.

Included in bankruptcy accounts and collection items both stay on your report for seven years maximun per the fair credit reporting act. The answer is 7 years.

Typically credit reports are updated monthly, but can take up to 90 days in some cases.

What clock on collection? (The time it is reported for on your credit report has nothing to do with how long the debt is actually owed).

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Vehicle repossessions stay on you credit report for 7 years.

A dispute on a credit report can take up to 30 days.

A foreclosure will typically remain on your credit report for seven years.

Typically these types of actions can be seen on your credit within 30-60 days. There are no laws or rules that requires a credit reporter to immediately post "closed" or "settled" to an individuals credit. Most just report data to the credit bureaus once monthly.

Technically seven to ten years. When a credit card goes into default it gets written off on the creditors taxes as a loss and gets sold to a collection agency for 10 to 20 percent of the original loss. Down the line it gets sold from collection agency to collection agency.

usually 7 years, the trick is to get your credit report every year and dispute each item on it. When they can't find the records, they have to take it off. So keep trying.

The information on the credit report is available up to seven years, both positive and negative. Some collection agencies though can fulfill your request to remove a negative collection in return for a full payment and a lot of people have done this despite it being illegal. The best that you can do to balance out a negative collection is to improve on other aspects of your report. I found ways to do that here

Charge offs and most other defaulted debts are expunged (or should be) from a credit report seven years after the DLA.

Bad credit or any negative report will remain in your credit report for seven years. Therefore, if it happens that there is a wrong information that will affect your report negatively, be sure to dispute it immediately. You can also do your own credit card repair in order to eliminate any bad credit that will be reflected in your credit report.

All valid negative entries on a credit report remain for the required time limit. Medical bills that were referred to collections would remain on the report for 7 years even if they are paid. The impact of paying a debt upon one's credit score cannot be determined as scores are based upon the consumer's entire credit history.

A shortsale will report as Settled for Less than the Full Balance and will stay on your credit report for 7 years.

Charge offs will stay on your credit report for 3 to 7 years

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