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How will a repossession affect your credit report?

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2015-07-16 18:18:42
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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, report it on your credit report and sue you to recover the amount.

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


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


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


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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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By mistake. Waste no time contacting the credit reporting companies, and demand that this entry be removed from your credit report.


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YES its bad you dont get the lowest interest rates IF lenders will loan to you 7-10 years


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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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