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Veterans Credit Repair

Our credit repair program is designed with our Clients in mind. From topics that include understanding the makeup of your credit score, to key things to remember when it comes to maintaining a score. 

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Are There Trustworthy Credit Repair Companies?

Yes! Go with the Credit Repair Company that consults with you before discussing a strategy for your credit repair.   No company can tell you exactly what they can do for your credit if they're not aware of your credit history. An honest credit repair company will ask questions about your credit history and will want to view your credit reports before talking about what it will do.   Go with the company that makes sure you know your consumer rights.   The credit repair company must let you know that you can dispute information on your own. Most people we talk to would [...]

Credit Monitoring – A Good Tool To Have

When a consumer applies for credit, a company that is authorized to obtain a copy of the consumer’s report will electronically submit a request for the report. The request must contain specific data about the consumer for the credit bureau to extract the correct report.   It is surprising to learn that one of the critical pieces of data, the consumer’s Social Security number, is not needed in order to obtain the report or extend credit. That’s right, the credit bureaus only require minimal match requirements prior to providing a report to an authorized party.   The credit bureaus’ refusal [...]

Varying Credit Reports

Why does each credit report vary by credit reporting agency?   When viewing your credit reports you will notice some accounts differ for each of the credit reporting agencies. Some accounts will have different information between the credit reporting agencies while others may not even appear on all three reports.   The reason reports differ is because each of the credit reporting agencies collects data independently. Some furnishers including smaller banks and debt collection agencies do not report to all three credit reporting agencies.   Public record information such as bankruptcies, tax liens, garnishments, etc., is sometimes gathered by outside [...]

Understanding Your Credit Report

When people talk about having bad credit, what they mean is that they have unfavorable credit ratings or unfavorable items on their credit report that makes it difficult or expensive to get new credit. How do lenders get your information? The information is taken for the credit applications you have completed, as well as from reports your current creditors make about how well you meet your resources. Lexus Nexus is a big supplier of public information. Who keeps track of all this information? Credit Reporting Agencies are extremely large corporations that make money by compiling financial information about customers and [...]

The Credit Report

When people talk about having bad credit, what they mean is that they have unfavorable credit ratings or unfavorable items on their credit report that makes it difficult or expensive to get new credit. Where does all this come from? Who keeps track of all this information? Credit reporting agencies are extremely large corporations that make money by compiling financial information about customers and selling it to potential lenders and employers. Anyone who has ever applied for credit of any kind will have a file with each of the major credit reporting agencies. A credit report list names, addresses, social [...]

Personalized Credit Repair

Most credit repair companies use form letters or computer programs and simply plug in one client’s name for another when disputing negative items on credit reports. You cannot expect to get great results since every credit report and every account on a credit report is unique. We employ a knowledgeable and experienced staff that get the results you expect far more than any impersonal computer program. During your credit consultation we will gather as much information as possible so that we can compose a letter exclusive to each of your accounts. Our collaboration with you enables our team to initiate [...]

What is a Credit Score

While some of the information on your credit report is self-explanatory, some of the other aspects, especially your credit score, are a bit of a mystery to some consumers. Few people know what their credit score is or understand how their credit score calculated. Some are not sure what or how some factors affect their credit scores or what needs to be done to raise their credit score. That 3-digit number is critical to your family & financial life. Negative credit scores can have enormous repercussions on your future. From getting a good job, car insurance to a credit card, [...]

Co-Signing Loans

Co-Signing Loans I read credit reports from Veterans every week where I see late payments or charge offs/collections from a loan that they feel they are not responsible for and cannot understand why it is on their credit report. Co-signing loans is not a good idea. People often assume that they are just doing a good deed to help a friend or family member, and may even mistakenly believe that it's simply a one-time event. But when you co-sign a loan, you will be involved in that loan and that loan will be on your credit report until it is [...]