When you enter into a voluntary car repossession agreement with your lender, your credit score and report will reflect that information.
Re-aging of a debt essentially turns back the clock on when a debt is scheduled to drop off your credit reports.
The FRCA Compliance Date determines how long a negative account remains on credit reports by calculating the original delinquency date.
Charge-off accounts may be sold to a collection agency causing both negative accounts to appear on your credit reports. Paid charge-offs may not get it removed unless the lender agrees to delete.
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.
Original creditor is no longer reporting an account to the credit bureaus but debt collector is reporting new dates on the account. This action is re-aging an account which is illegal.
Creditors can choose when to report a charge-off but the remove date of a charge-off doesn’t change, it’s 7.5 years from the last payment.
When you’re struggling with debt, you may want to zone out…Don’t do it! Unpaid debt just doesn’t disappear. Not dealing with debt can turn into a charge-off and collection account which can be a double whammy on your credit reports.
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.