I missed a payment for a federal student loan and about a week and a half ago, it hit 7 years. Isn't it supposed to just fall off? When will that actually happen? Do I have to do something to make it fall off?
Thanks for your help!
Finally posting on this forum after gawking for a while. 🙂
I've been working on my credit repair the last couple of years and am kind of at that point where I'm not sure if there is anything else I can do but wait it out.
Had a medical issue back in 2016 / 17 which contributed to somewhere around 12 account charge-offs and a car repossession. Over the past year and a half, I've been aggressively paying the accounts off (all are at zero balance, settled), disputed as many as I could (several fell off, am doing another round this month), opened five rebuilder / secured / sub prime cards starting two years ago (Citi Secured, Self Secured, Cap 1 Secured, Cap 1 Unsecured, Credit One Unsecured), did the Self Lending self loan (like 6 months left on that one), Experian Boost, have had a high interest car loan the last two years, am about to replace it with a newer car loan at a lower rate, and obviously keep cards paid off every month and paid on time (*accidentally had a 30 day late when I was changing banks and forgot to update the account that was on autopay).
Looks like stuff starts aging off in 2023 and 2025. Scores went from the low 500s to 696 Trans, 712 Equifax, 625 Experian.
The problem I'm having is that even with everything settled, zero balances, and "good" scores," I'm still in purgatory when it comes to getting an actual decent points card. Capital One gave me an unsecured one a few months ago, but it's a $300 limit on a non rewards card. And since I already have two cards with them (one which is my oldest card now), even though their my "best bet" in the nearterm for a better card, i'm at their card limit.
Goal Cards in the future are Chase Sapphire, AMEX Blue, AMEX Gold, and Citi Premier.
Current plan is to just keep sending dispute rounds every few months, keep balances at zero, not apply for anything new at least until early 2022.
Is there anything I'm missing? Anything I can do sooner to help compensate for the scars from the past on my credit report?
I ran across a post I found interesting. The poster was inquiring about paying off all his bills except mortgage wondering about it lowering his score. I am curious how that worked for the original poster and all your thoughts. I am aware paying off credit cards will do nothing so your score but possibly raise it but what about the loans? Most referred to the cards in the comments and not the loans being paid off.
Before I had learned that you had to have credit cards I thought paying your loans and paying them off was a good thing but when I had tanked our score (68 points) by paying off a loan early I quickly learned the difference. Said loa was a 3 year 20K loan, paid it off in a year and a half and crap went down the tubes.
I am in a position now to be able to pay a loan off but have just let it run (2%) so it's not costing me much but I don't want to tank my score again. Simular situation but on a toy where before was just a personal loan. Does the loan type make a difference?
Here is the link to the thread I am referring to. I appreciate all reply's.
So- my credit file has not significantly changed in a long time (and I qualified for long-term zero% auto loan back in April).
I do carry significant balances on my credit cards, but always pay (auto-pay) significantly more than minimum payments.
but something triggered an odd cascade in the last few weeks.
I got notice one of my Synchrony accounts had suddenly had the credit limit dramatically reduced. I contacted them and they said they periodically check credit report and make changes. The letter they sent indicated high balances to limit on cards.
a day later ai get another letter from Synchrony- for a second account with them was having the limit reduced...
we all know this impacts your credit score, as it messes up your utilization %.
today, I got notice from a different bank- that, due to higher credit utilization rates, they dramatically reduced my limit in that card -
Which of course now even further rips my credit score...
And this afternoon, I get notice from Synchrony that my Automotive account (that has never had particularly high balance can limit) was having a limit reduction down to the current balance!
What’s going on? I have NEVER been late, never payed just the minimum payments on any accounts...
Is there some massive banking “surprise” on the horizon?
I did recently put a credit freeze on all 3 bureaus due to someone filing for unemployment with my name/SS# and I filed a police report on that.
I have paid credit monitoring service- and there is nothing new or odd on my CR...
So what’s going on?
So when i was a teenager i went to open a bank account with my father at BOA (highly regretted it ever since) with a security deposit of $500. I had a bad payment status for 30-59 days and the account was closed by the credit grantor but only after i payed off the balance (they allowed me to pay off the balance by saying i had to make payment to use the card again and after i did they said i had to call a service representative) . I should have been more responsible on checking my balance since it was below $500 and thinking back now i was told that even though i payed off the due amount i would not be getting my deposit back, so me being a irresponsible teenager i just wanted to hide this fact from my parents. Moneys tight right now for my family so i was wondering if there was anyway to recover this $500. Is there any steps i should take to gather information regarding this ie the credit card terms and service before i try to dispute the fact? Would i be able to remove this remark from my credit score? I know this is a long shot but any information would help. Its been 4 years since then and the account was open for around 7 months. The year was opened on july of 2016 and closed feb 2017. Has anyone else had any experience with something similar?