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Q: Is it true that settlement collections are reflected on your credit report for more than seven years?
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How do you remove collections from credit report?

You can remove collections from your credit report by disputing them to the credit bureaus. The credit bureaus have 30 days to verify your collection with the collection agency or it must be removed from your credit report.


How does having a repossession removed from your credit report affect your credit?

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


Is the word settlement as bad as bankruptcy in your credit record?

The word settlement is considered negative on your credit report. With a settlement, you are settling for less then the total amount due. Like bankruptcy, settlements will remain on your credit report for several years.


Can Court collections be removed?

Collections can be disputed to the credit bureaus using the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The credit bureaus have 30 days to verify the listing or the listing must be removed from your credit report.


What happens when a medical bill goes to collections?

At its discretion, the medical biller will report to one or more credit reporting agencies that the debt has gone to collections. The collections agency will report it, as well - also at their discretion. You can negotiate for payment with the collections agency.


How long will bad credit remain on your credit report?

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.


Is settlement good or bad on credit report?

Debt settlement is good for your credit rating. Just settle the debt and move on. Do not use a debt settlement company, ever.


What should you do to get paid collections off your credit report?

If the account is legitimately yours, then you cannot legally have it removed from your credit report. However, if you paid the collection account off, it should be reported as paid on your credit report. Still, the accounts will not be removed from your credit report for 7 years.


Can you negotiate with a lender to remove a repossession on a credit report through a settlement of paying less than owed or will the credit report show settlement of partial payment of debt?

The way it is reported is the decision of the credit reporting bureau. It might be listed in different ways on individual reports. Generally it will remain on the report as a " settlement",not as a "satisfied in full."


If you have about 10 collections and charge-offs on your credit report would a pay-off of these accounts within six months raise the credit score over an 18-month period?

Yes. Provided you pay your current accounts on time and have no new collections to your report, your credit score will increase.


If a landlord doesn't run your credit ever to move in can they send a report to credit collections if you don't pay rent?

Yes.


If you close a checking account wll it hurt your credit score?

Checking accounts are not normally reflected on a credit report.


If you had unpaid bills that went to collections can you pull them out of collections by paying?

Yes, once you paid them, then you would no longer be in collections. Your credit report should update to reflect that it was either paid, or settled.


Is it true that medical collections cannot legally be placed on your personal credit report?

if they are in your name, yes they can


How can you dispute outdated collections on a credit report?

If you identify information in your credit file that is incomplete or inaacurate, and report it to the consumer reporting agency, the agency must investigate unless your dipute is frivolous. See www.ftc.gov/credit for an explanation and procedures


If you have two collections removed from your credit report how many points will your score go up?

Credit scores are calculated based on ALL the information showing in your credit report at the time they are requested. Without further input, your question is impossible to answer.


Can an unpaid ambulance bill hurt your credit?

Yep! If the ambulance company turns your account over to a collection agency that agency might report the collection on your credit. Medical collections are the most common type of collection on a credit report.


Is debt settlement bad on your credit report?

Debt settlement will have some bad effect on your credit. When a debt is settled for less than its full value, the creditor will note that on your credit report. The damage is much less than you'd experience with bankruptcy or default, and in most cases your credit will improve within a couple of years.


Can you report a settlement to the credit bureaus?

That should be done by the creditor upon the request of the debtor.


Will a paid in full collection agency debt look better than a settlement payment on a credit report?

Yes, though both will damage your credit report to some extent.


When you cosign for a vehicle will it be on your credit report and therefore effect the cosigner when they attempt to make a major purchase in the future?

Yes, all action on the part of the primary borrower will be reflected on the cosigner's credit report.


If a repossession stays on your credit report seven years does that start from the date of the repo or the date of the final sale?

It stays on your credit report 7 years from the date of settlement not the date of repossession.


When paying off a credit card does it hurt to do a settlement exception?

Yes, they will note on your report that this debt was "settled" This does not affect credit score but will catch the eye of any lenders looking at your report.


Do returns effect your credit history?

No - no more than the balance of your credit card does. Individual returns are not reflected on your credit report, only the balances of cards, high limits, etc.


How do you find out if an account has been turned over to a collection agency and what amount is owed?

When you check your credit report there are several sections, one is called collections account. You will be able to review collections account directly after judgements, if any are listed on your report.