The Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance Date determines how long a negative item remains on your credit reports by calculating the original date an account became delinquent – it’s also referred to as the original delinquency date. Make sure outdated information is removed.
Creditors may write-off seriously delinquent accounts in the form of a charge-off but that does not mean you are free and clear from paying the debt.
Creditors that charge-off accounts and sell them to debt collectors must update balance to $0. If the unpaid debt is assigned to a debt collector, the creditor and debt collector can both report the unpaid balance.
Car finance company may have in its contract that a car loan can be charged-off even when making timely payments if the car is destroyed or stolen, or its value substantially depreciates.
Paying less than the minimum payment on credit cards can lead to a charge-off unless you enroll in a credit card hardship program. But getting your credit card company to admit they have one can be a challenge.
Charge-offs hurt your credit scores, whether paid or unpaid. But when applying for a mortgage loan it ‘s better to pay the charge-off so it won’t be factored into your overall credit utlization.
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