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What does a voluntary repo actually do to your credit and how severe is it?

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2011-09-14 00:26:40
2011-09-14 00:26:40

Michelle, a repo is a repo is a repo to a credit score. It says you couldn't meet your obligations and the lender had to take back the collateral to try to get their money. A new lender looking a your CR will see 'repo" and say, well, I better charge this person more because they might not pay me back. NOW, IF you pay off the balance due after the repo is sold, then the new lender might say, well, they had hard times but DID pay what they owed. Lets give them another chance at reasonable interest rates.

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22credit+scores%22&ei=UTF-8&fr=fp-tab-web-t&n=20&fl=0&x=wrtpaste this link into your browser and pick out one to explain "FICO" to you. Good Luck

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YES, on a CR, a repo is a repo.

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A voluntary reposession reports on your credit report as a loss. The car company with take the car back and credit a portion of the balance which the owner/leaser still needs to pay on. The creditor will place the "voluntary Reposession" on credit bureau. All in all it will be reported as a charge off debt. If the original owner/leaser doesnt pay the remainder he/she can/will be collected from and could face legal action. A repo is a repo voluntary or not. Ruins your credit for 7 years. What generally happens is that it will be reported on your credit as a repossession. When you go for financing on something else, the repo will pop up and the potential lender will call the lender who reported the repo. When they find out it was a voluntary, it may actually lessen some of the blow of having a repo. But, yes, a repo is a repo.

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For Experian, a voluntary repossession will remain on your credit report for seven years from the original delinquency date of the debt.


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