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Does Midland EVER do a GW deletion?

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Does Midland EVER do a GW deletion?

I've now settled both of my outstanding debts with them, and although they correctly show the $0.00 balance now on all three bureaus, it still pulls my rating down (and just LOOKS bad to a loan officer and an underwriter, just being on there).

 

They wouldn't agree to a PFD when I was negotiating my payoffs with them, but does anyone think it would be worth my time to try to ask for goodwill deletions now that I've settled with them?

 

Pigeye

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Re: Does Midland EVER do a GW deletion?

No.

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Re: Does Midland EVER do a GW deletion?

It is very  rare, but not completely unheard of. I just saw a new thread yesterday of someone that was able to talk them into deleteting after paying them off.

 

It's hard to do, but it can be done.... Try, the worse they can say is no.

 

good luck.

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Re: Does Midland EVER do a GW deletion?

I just paid an old collections account with them about two weeks ago & I'm about to start the process of sending them GW letters.  I have a feeling I'm going to be wasting a lot of postage but I've heard that it does happen on rare occasions so I figured I might as well try.  I suppose it's just a matter of the right person getting the letter.  Good luck!



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Re: Does Midland EVER do a GW deletion?

The CRA policy, incorporated into their credit reporting agreements with all furnishers, is that information should not be deleted based on payment of a debt.

The CRAs have that policy to preserve the value of credit reports they sell, and thus dont want subjective deletion, they want their reports to be as complete as possible.

 

As a result, many furnishers post general policy in their organizations instructing their employees not to grant such deletions.

Maangement makes policy, and has the discretion to grant exceptions.

 

Thus, my recommendation is to pursue GW or PFD requests by way of direct contact with a management official rather than sending to their vanilla mailing address.

Perhaps one with prior success can provide you contact information for a receptive official.

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Re: Does Midland EVER do a GW deletion?


RobertEG wrote:

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Thus, my recommendation is to pursue GW or PFD requests by way of direct contact with a management official rather than sending to their vanilla mailing address.

Perhaps one with prior success can provide you contact information for a receptive official.


Does anyone have that contact info for Midland? I have an item with them (different from the OP's situation) that I may need to contact them about.

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Re: Does Midland EVER do a GW deletion?


RobertEG wrote:

The CRA policy, incorporated into their credit reporting agreements with all furnishers, is that information should not be deleted based on payment of a debt.

The CRAs have that policy to preserve the value of credit reports they sell, and thus dont want subjective deletion, they want their reports to be as complete as possible.

 

As a result, many furnishers post general policy in their organizations instructing their employees not to grant such deletions.

Maangement makes policy, and has the discretion to grant exceptions.

 

Thus, my recommendation is to pursue GW or PFD requests by way of direct contact with a management official rather than sending to their vanilla mailing address.

Perhaps one with prior success can provide you contact information for a receptive official.



Does anyone have an EO contact for them?  Please PM me!!! 

 

Thanks,

 

Pigeye

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2007 - 2010 low point: mid-500s

With the help of myFICO community, now: 714 EQ FICO

"At the end of every hard-earned day, people find some reason to believe." (Bruce Springsteen)
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