05-01-2012 05:17 PM
I just wanted to share my GW success story with GE Capital Retail Bank. I started sending good will and PFD letters to each of the companies I had negatives with (8 total since 2/2011). After 3 rounds of letters I've had 3 (Verizon,Best Buy, Banana Republic) companies taken off of my credit report including a letter I got today from Banana Republic saying
"This letter is written confirmation that a request was sent to the major credit reporting agencies to delete the trade line reference regarding the above Banana Republic account from your credit report."
I just sent a sincere letter to all my negative accounts to the addresses listed on my credit report via snail mail. Will send out another round of letters in a week to get rid of the rest. Couldn't have done it without finding the myfico forums. Thanks everyone.
05-10-2012 09:16 PM
Here is the letter I wrote.
Dear Sir or Miss,
Unfortunately, in 2007 I took advantage of our relationship and failed to submit my monthly payment on time. It was an exceptionally chaotic time in my life as I was moving, unemployed and struggling with personal obstacles. I really regret not paying off my credit cards during that time. I am now in the process of rebuilding my credit history and future profile. I assure you I'm working really hard to improve my credit profile by now making on time monthly payments. I hope you understand that I made a mistake when I failed to make my payments.
In light of things, I am sincerely asking for a little goodwill and a chance at a positive credit rating by deleting the charge off as reported on my three major credit bureau files (Experian, TransUnion, & Equifax).
I appreciate your time and hope for a gesture of goodwill and to will continue to right what has been wronged with Banana Republic and GEMB.
P.O. Box 965004, Orlando, FL 32896-5004
06-17-2012 04:31 PM
We're trying to GW a 30 day late on BB and a paid in full collection from Verizon. Would you mind sharing the addresses that you used for the two companies? Thank you very much!
08-08-2012 07:40 AM
Hi, congratulations on your success!
I was wondering if there was a way to find out what can I possibly have on the end of GECRB that I always get rejected for a Banana Republic card? I've tried to apply 2x's already within a year and still get a negative. All my info is current and stable (EQ 650/TU 641/EXP 653) Should I write to them (GECRB) or Banana Republic and ask what's going on or request verification of all my data with them? I have been denied due to bad collection accounts and I have none listed with any of the 3 bureaus, I only have 1 credit card reporting and it's never been late or past due or negative.
I appreciate all feedback on this matter.
08-08-2012 09:10 AM