Posts Tagged "delinquency"

Student loans reported by individual enrollment period

Dear Experian,

I have an account number that was reported late for student loans. I did not realize the amount due had changed, so I continued to send the old payment amount. Once I knew I was behind, I contacted the lender and told them how I planned to get caught up. I followed through with plan and am trying to get the negative information removed because it has ruined my good credit. Each part of the loan account was reported as delinquent separately, so now my report shows seven late payments, even though I only paid the wrong amount one time. This does not seem right.

– SJB

The effect of delinquencies when going through a short sale

Dear Experian,

Will it have more of an impact on my credit report if I stop making my mortgage payments and become 90 days or more delinquent during a short sale process? Or will it be the same because the bank will still report it as a settled debt in the end?

– ATM

“Short sales” usually deleted 7 years from the mortgage’s first late payment

Dear Experian,

How long is a short sale on your credit report? We did a short sale in December 2010, and it is still on our credit report.

– SPG

Recent late payments hurt credit scores the most

Dear Experian,

Why has my credit score dropped 42 points? There is a late payment on one of my cards which has since been brought current, and four of my accounts have been paid off and have a “0” balance. Why doesn’t my score increase as quickly when I pay off accounts as it does when I miss a payment?

– KRS

An account update by your creditor will not change when it is deleted

Dear Experian,

If a negative item is past seven years on my report and the creditor updates it, will it ever come off my report?

– JCP

Late payments continue to appear after declaring bankruptcy

Dear Experian,

How can I get late payments removed for items that were included in bankruptcy?

– NPN

When negative information will be removed from your credit report

Dear Experian,

If the account status information says the item will be moved from negative to positive on a certain date, what determines when and why that happens?

– AJH

Transferred/closed student loan history still affects credit scores

Dear Experian,

I recently filed a dispute to get the status of my federal student loans changed. They were reported as delinquent because of missed payments. However there was a forbearance put on the account, and after the dispute, the status was updated to transferred/closed. Should my score improve with this update?

– CMW

Alarm company can turn past due account over to collections

Dear Experian,

I have a dispute with a security alarm company. They have implied a contract extension on a policy that I did not approve. I have not made a payment on the policy since November 2012 and am concerned that they may eventually turn the balance over to collections, thus negatively affecting my credit, though they have not threatened such action yet.

Is there an arrangement I can make with the credit reporting companies that can prevent harm to my credit in the event that issues with this company escalate? That is, can I prevent them from damaging my credit history by reporting this unpaid balance? Or is my only option to pay them?

– JSS

Intentional late payments for debt settlement will damage credit scores

Dear Experian,

I am considering signing up with a debt settlement company. They told me that in order for them to negotiate the best deal with my creditors I must refrain from paying my bills for more than 90 days. Won’t this negatively affect my scores?

– TND

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