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What remedies exist for damaged credit score relative to collection agency?

Background Ricfer Sanras got a bill in the mail from CompanyX and refused to pay it because she never signed a contract for the services the CompanyX claimed to render. CompanyX sold the alleged ...
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Might it make sense not to look into debt that is in collections?

I happened to glance at my credit report and one of the agencies shows that I have a debt of just over $100 in collections. It appears to be from an emergency room in a previous state (I moved about 6 ...
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Abroad good credit as minor supplement for U.S.-based credit bureaus and their algorithms?

So I have good credit in the U.S. But I have impeccable credit in Singapore where I lived for past four years. Is there any chance I could convince one of the credit bureaus in the U.S. to consider ...
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Personal Loan without CIBIL check? [closed]

I have Low CIBIL score. Its take another 1 year for me to improve CIBIL score. But now I have to apply for a loan Rs.100000. I am salaried employee in private sector. And my CIBIL score is 628. Is ...
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Demat & Trading account will reduce Cibil score?

I have opened Trading Demat Account before 2 years. But i used only 2 months. Will it reduce cibil score?
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How Secure credit card Increase Cibil Score?

I have Low Cibil Score(628). Take Example, I buy secure credit card say for Rs.25000, and i get Credit Limit as Rs.20,000.I do use Secure credit card 50% every month.And i pay EMIs correctly. Than ...
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Time of CIBIL score update?

I have Education loan EMI of Rs 4500 per month. I didn't pay EMI for last 5 Months. So my cibil score has reduced to 600. I plan pay last 5 months EMI in a single payment and EMI regularly from this ...
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Will paying off an old $8 collection hurt my credit?

Let me explain a little more. I was the victim of a car accident and medical bills went through the roof. I had about $16k racked up, then my settlement finally kicked in 3 years later and paid it all ...
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Can I remove a legit negative from credit report?

I had a student loan like 10 years ago, and it is since paid off completely and closed. However, in September 2009 and January 2010 I had late payments. Is it possible to ask that they be removed? Or ...
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How can I build up credit using a credit card?

I am a poor/broke 20-something, I make minimum wage (or a few dollars above it.) I've been trying to build up credit, in case I need it someday - the likely event my aging vehicle explodes, for ...
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Credit freezes aren't available in Canada. What options are available to protect against identity theft?

It looks like credit freezes aren't possible in Canada. Despite this, there is some evidence that identity theft is a bona fide problem in Canada: RCMP states that in 2009 there were 11,095 ...
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Multiple hard inquiry for a single loan from car dealer?

I'm new to the US and trying to build a good credit history from the beginning. I've just purchased a new car (an hour ago) from an Toyota dealer with a loan from them. I received an alert now from ...
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Most Efficient Spending Habits To Build Credit Given My Circumstances

I had a question regarding building credit. I have no past credit history, and just opened a secured card with a $200 credit to help me build mine (yes, it reports to all 3 bureaus). I currently have ...
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How much impact does employment have on credit score?

I'm in college, so I'm not exactly employed, ignoring occasional jobs here and there. I'd like to apply for a few new credit cards, and I noticed I don't have employment on my credit report. My ...
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If Sears is canceling my account that hasn't been used in years, will it hurt my credit score?

I have a Sears credit card that I haven't used in 14 years. They have recently contacted me and told me that if I don't make a purchase by Nov. 30, that they will cancel my credit card. If they (not ...
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How to get access to US credit report while living outside USA?

I lived in United States for over eight years late 2000/early 2010s. For some reasons I think my identity has been stolen in the US, so I would like to check my credit report. However, I have moved ...
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Does LendingClub's quick screening impact credit score?

I'm new to the US and trying to get a loan for buying a car. I know it's hard to get a loan without credit history, but I just clicked around. I typed some information from the homepage of ...
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how does a new credit card impact my credit score?

I took a new credit card 2 weeks back and now I saw an exciting offer for a new travel credit card. I know there is definitely an impact because of the hard inquiry but would it impact the score in ...
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My credit score has been erased. What happened?

In 2006, I bought my first car with a loan. In 2008, facing a number of emergencies, I took out a credit card and maxed it out. I worked hard not to miss a single payment on either and to pay off the ...
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Will paying off my mortage quickly harm my chances in the future?

I'm currently nearing the end of the first year of my new 25-year mortgage, which is a five-year fixed plan at 3.39%. As it stands, I can make overpayments of up to 10% of the original loan every year ...
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Optimal number of credit cards for a given length of credit history

I'm a graduate student in the US since Fall 2013. While I started working at my university the same year, I applied for my first credit card(Discover it) only during March 2014. After about 6 ...
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Using 2 different social security numbers

Hello now let's start by saying that I know what I did was wrong. I opened store credits at a few stores here in the U.S. By using a number that I made up in my head. It's only store credit and not ...
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If bank can give less home loan than PAL offered based on my credibility

I have applied PAL (Pre approved home loan ) for a bank. Bank have approved the amount what I needed. When I confirmed with them, they assured they have check my cibil and credibility before approving ...
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How can I escalate a credit dispute when the bureau “confirms” the item?

A while back, I was moving to a new city. At the point when I got around to applying for an apartment, I had never checked my credit before. I was denied the apartment due to credit, and started ...
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Can someone intentionally hurt your credit score?

I know that if someone does a "hard" view of your credit score, it will lower by a bit. So what is stopping a malicious person/organization from illegally viewing your score a thousand times just to ...
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A credit report is a soft inquiry. Is a “credit score report” a hard inquiry?

On Experian's website (and, I imagine, the other two bureau sites) we have the option to obtain a credit report and a credit score report. The credit report is the report that we can get through ...
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Should I open a credit card when I turn 18 just to start a credit score?

I spend about $20-30 a week on my debit card, with periodic $200-300 purchases every few months. I've thought about getting a credit card the moment I turn 18 and using it to buy everything, then ...
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Advice for applying for new credit with no history to lose

I have had a credit history for all of 7 months, and so I only recently (hypothetically) got a credit score. Now I would like to add a small loan and some better sources of credit to my wallet, and ...
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Can you dispute a negative credit reporting?

I have an above average credit rating and am very responsible with any payments that need to be made. After moving out of my last apartment, I paid all of the rent and never received another bill for ...
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What is the full formula for calculating a FICO 9 credit score?

I'm familiar with the percentage breakdown of how a credit score is calculated. I'm wondering what is the exact formula is that can be used to come up with a point value based on specific input ...
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How to build a U.S. credit history as a worker on a visa?

I am 30 and looking serious at moving to the United States to take a lucrative (career wise) job. Assuming I get the job offer and accept it, how can I go about getting credit in the US? I am from ...
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Can I freeze my credit file with no credit history?

I recently received notice from a major company that my personal information (SSN, DOB, address, etc.) has been compromised. As such, I would like to put a freeze on my credit. However, I have no ...
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What is the best credit card for someone with no credit history

A little background, I've never had a credit card and I'm seriously due for a credit check as I've never had one. I've applied to numerous credit cards and I've been declined every time. I hold a ...
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Should I try to get an old late credit card payment removed?

I have a Capital One credit card that had a "$40 Maximum Delinquency of 30 days in 2011". It was paid after 30 days in 2011 and was a simple mistake from an annual auto renew charge for a website ...
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Will being added as an authorized CC user help or hurt in the short term?

I have a Fico score of 700. My spouse has a Fico score of 780. We are applying for a new home mortgage during the next couple of months. If I get added as an authorized user to one of her credit card ...
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How soon (after your first credit card statement ever) do you get a credit file/history in Canada?

How many days after your first credit card statement EVER does one get a credit report on file with one of the two Canadian bureaus? I'm trying to develop Canadian credit on my first credit card and I ...
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Online resources for understanding credit reports, including a sample?

Could someone provide me sources where I can find some examples of a credit report (in the USA), how it looks like, etc.? I want to understand each and every section of credit report. Any ...
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Paying off debts

My debt got sold off to a 3rd party. Do I get in contact with the original lender to pay the debt off? The other debts were with an ISP I once used. But think it has been classed as default. Found ...
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Looking to get my first credit card

I have no prior credit history. Does anyone know of a credit card company that doesn't require much (if any) deposit money down and has a high approval rate for first time credit card holders?
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Building credit history as a young foreigner

I moved to the US for college, and have decided to stay in the Bay Area. As soon as I found my first internship, I applied for a credit card. Currently, I have 3 credit cards, and the oldest card is ...
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What constitutes “Account Activity” in a debt collection timeline?

Let's say a person has a debt that charged off several years ago. They receive a time boxed, partial amount payoff offer from a Credit Agency that purchased the debt from the original lender. Do they ...
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How to stop old item on my credit report from “refreshing”?

I found out here that bad items on your credit report are supposed to drop off after seven years. I have an unpaid credit card from 5 or 6 years ago that should drop off soon but apparently it was ...
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What are the easier to qualify home loans in Canada? [closed]

I have only 6 unpaid things on my credit report. The small things add up to only $17XX.00 but the oldest thing, an unpaid credit card from 5 or 6 years ago, has nearly doubled to $11,000 due to ...
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Mortgage rate shopping - 14 day period

I'm currently in the 14 day period since my credit (all 3) were pulled for a Mortgage Application. A second lender pulled my credit today (still in the 14day period) and surprisingly, the new inquiry ...
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Does not having the full (good) payment history on report negatively affect me?

I've had my credit card since 2006. My credit-report reports the following: Status: Open/Never late. Date Opened: 06/2006 Reported Since: 06/2011 Date of Status: 09/2014 Last Reported: 09/2014 ...
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Should I pay half a large balance this month before I get my CC statement?

I have a CC with $6k limit. I normally spend between $0 and $1k on it and pay the balance in full every month. This month I have $4k on it. If I wait until I get a statement to pay it off, will the ...
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I recently moved to the UK. Should I do something to build a credit history?

As the title says, I recently moved to the UK and obviously I don't have any credit history there but I think it would be a good idea to start building one, especially because sometimes in the (not ...
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Can a company run a credit check on me without my permission?

I understand that sometimes when dealing with companies over the phone or over the counter, they need to run a credit check. I would have thought that as a courtesy they would at least tell you this ...
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Equifax credit report insurance quotations

I have just ordered a credit report from equifax. The credit report shows up all healthy except for a large number of (genuine) 'insurance quotations'. These are car insurance quotations that I have ...
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How long will defect remain in credit history?

I have read this question/answer that suggests that it takes 7 years for items to clear from a credit file. Is this the same in the UK? And in the meantime, if I have late payments showing on my ...