Most people have no idea how important their FICO score is until they are preparing for a major purchase such as a vehicle or home. That three digit number is the key to you paying or saving thousands of dollars. A 100 point difference could save – or cost – you close to $6,000 over the life of a car loan. A 30 year mortgage could have a swing of over $50,000. Do not stand by while negative information drags your score down. Over 70% of credit files contain accounts that should not be there and we are experts at having them removed. In lots of cases we can suppress accounts that were legitimately reported. There are no secrets to what we do. When dealing with creditors and the three bureaus they rely on, the law is on your side. By leveraging the provisions within section 609 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act we are able to ensure that what is reported is accurate, and most importantly, if it should even be included in your current credit report.
We have been successful in having credit reporting agencies delete inquiries, late payments, charge-offs, collections accounts, repossessions, and bankruptcies. Learn why making payments on accounts already reported can hurt you more than it helps. The three agencies regularly report different accounts – they will not always show the same information. Why? There could be an instance with the agencies reporting something that they should not. We will find and press that discrepancy in your favor.
To address your specific circumstances we use a three step process: identify, notify, and then rectify. Prove it or remove it. We identify what needs to be removed and the credit reporting agencies are notified. Then we begin the work of having the issues rectified. Our process is repeated to address every targeted instance and on average we are able to remove 50% of disputed items within 2-3 months, with the rest being successfully deleted in the following 3 months.