Closed Accounts

Because your credit report is designed to include a detailed profile of your credit history, closed accounts often remain on your credit report. That’s because they can help creditors better understand your credit habits, like whether or not you made payments on time.

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How Long Do Closed Accounts Stay On Your Credit Report?

  • A closed accounts with no negative information in its history will remain on your credit report for 10 years from the date the account closes.
  • A closed account that was closed in good standing but had some late payments will remain on your credit report for 10 years, as well, but the late payments will be removed seven years after they occurred.
  • If the account was charged off, will be removed from your credit report seven years after the original creditor first reported the account as delinquent.