If you use credit card counseling services to pay off debt how does this affect your credit?

Typically when you use credit counseling services there has been damage done to your credit already. It affects your credit, but not as bad as if you are paying late all the time and struggling. Typically they help you settle your accounts and sometimes this "settling" l;owers your credit score. Answer 2: Problems that cause you to seek credit card counseling will definitely lower your credit score. But the fact that you used a credit card counselor to help you out of your debt should not negatively affect your credit score, if your credit company is following the Fair Isaac & Company. Fair Isaac is the company who developed the first scoring model which is used by most creditors today. There are companies who follow a different model and as unfair as it sounds, it can affect your credit score. For more information, check the link below.