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12-03-2012 01:10 PM - edited 12-03-2012 02:02 PM
I decided to start a journal of recovery since I filed bankruptcy and have started to rebuild my credit. Here is a little history. In the process learn my student loan was transferred to another lenders with no knowledge and one went into default. The other student loans are in forbearance. I moved and original lender got my address change, but NEVER told me they no longer have my accounts. New lender stated they got my new address from credit report.
Right now my credit report has the following negative factors
Student loans lates (last late April 2012) in-school forbearance now
Student loan collections (waiting for rehabilitation completion to report)
Inquires: Last hard pull June 7, 2012
Equifax: 10 (8 from car loan pulls)
Experian: 8 ( 3 from car loan pulls) (collection pulls. 2 fall off March 2013)
I wanted to try to apply for Barclay Apple since I am 6 months out with revolving credit, but think I should wait until student loan collections is removed. That can take up to 60 days according to HESC.
The BK "friendly" list doesn't work for me since Walmart, Lane Bryant, JCPenny, Orchard Bank, Credit One, Old Navy, and Macys were all IIB. So Comenity, GE, & HSBC are out of the question for me.
Also for thoose who don't like Capitol One. They have shown me much love! I have checking, savings, money market, two credit cards, and my car loan at 8% with my 523 credit score at the time of getting car! I love them Oh and I had three Capitol One cards IIB.
Any input will be greatly appreciated
12-04-2012 08:11 AM
Capitol One raised my unsecured credit card to $750.00 today
12-04-2012 10:25 AM
12-04-2012 10:30 AM
I was wondering should I apply for Barclay Apple Card. Since I am hearing you need 3 revolving credit cards to maximize your score. What do you think? Only thing holding me back is the collection student loan is still on report and was told it take 30-60 days to update.
12-04-2012 10:34 AM
I was also thinking of adding a Barclay Apple card, I even have a post on it in the CC thread.
12-04-2012 01:31 PM
Got my letter fron HESC today!
Stated "The NYSHESC is providing this letter as confirmation of payment in full on the educational loan account listed. This notification is also sent if your account was purchased by a lender through rehabiliation, as the debt owed to BYSHESC is paid in full. Defaulted student loans are reported to all national credit bureaus. NYSHESC will notify these credit bureaus to update your credit file to indicate that your loan is paid in full. If the debt has been rehabilitated, the loan is deleted from your credit history.
I am so happy to get the letter! It's dated November 25th. I wonder how long it's going to update with credit bureaus?
When it update the only baddies will be my lates on Fedloans and of course the bankruptcy.
12-04-2012 01:49 PM
I am also rehabilitating with NYSHESC, my 9th payment will be in February I can't wait to get them off my report. They already told me which company will have my loans after February. Glad to hear that they really remove the tradeline once rehab is over.
12-04-2012 02:11 PM
Thanks so much.
So far everything went very smooth. Just make sure you have completed all the forms they send you BEFORE 9th payment. They told me in October who picked up my loan as well. Haven't heard from new lender yet. Was shocked the letter was so detailed. I am still wondering if anything will happen with original lender besides it changing from "Collection Account" to "Paid in full". Was wondering if lates will be deleted? Either way, the collection noted is more important than lates. Will keep you posted on my status. Hope all goes well with you too!
12-05-2012 07:42 AM
Got approved for Barclay Apple. Got the pending application message. Called Recon number and a extremely nice lady went over my information and I was approved for $2000 Highest credit card now. I am going to enter gardening now until June 2013. I should be able to grow with 3 revolving credit limits
12-07-2012 02:06 PM
Just got a scorewatch alert!
Eq score went up 10 points 653 now