Posts Tagged "settle"

Using your credit report to compile a complete list of your creditors and debts

Dear Experian,

How do I find out what I really owe and if any creditor will settle for less if I can pay off the balance? Can I get a list of all my creditors from you?

– CYD

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

Collection account added after declining settlement offer

Dear Experian,

A debt collector contacted me about a debt that isn’t on my credit report. If I don’t pay him the settlement offer he proposed, can he then add the account to my report?

– RBL

Settling a debt will hurt credit scores

Dear Experian,

Does it hurt my credit score if I settle my account?

– EWH