How long is something listed on a credit report?
I've seen accounts listed for years. A bankruptcy will stay on for 10 years. If you have an account that is paid and closed and you want it off of your report you can dispute it with the major credit reporting agencies.
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.
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 annualcreditreport.com and get your free credit report their. It is very important to know what is on your credit report.