Becoming delinquent on credit cards and loans can damage your credit history to the point where you may need years to recover. Learn more about delinquencies through these commonly asked questions.

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How Late Payments Affect Your Credit Report and Credit Score

The single most important indicator of credit risk is a missed payment. The more recent it was, the greater the impact. Further, the more payments you miss, the longer the recovery.

How Long Late Payments Remain on Your Credit Report

Late payments remain in your credit history for seven years from the date the account first became late.

Authorized Users and Delinquency

If you’re an authorized user on a delinquent account, the account could have a negative impact on your credit profile unless you contact the credit card company and request to have your name taken off the account.

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