01-16-2012 03:05 PM
Hope someone can send me in the right direction. I have two credit cards that i have fallen behind on. One i think i have a total of 19 lates showing on my report, and the other one i believe has 9. I am currently $500 behind on one of the cards, and they have been calling, trying to make all types of deals with me. The last time (2 yrs ago) they had made a deal stating once i start paying my card on time they would take off the late reports and it will show on time. I never obtained this in writing, and i made a plan with them which i kept up for almost 2 years until i lost my job recently. The last time they called me they tried to tell me the same thing, it sounded good and i have the money to become current. I told them i need it in writing and i'll bring the card to current, well since i told them that they have not called and they use to call at least once a day. What can i do so that some of these lates get taken off? they have also offered for me to settle the account but i think that would make matters worse.
01-16-2012 03:12 PM
In my opinion, they are being more than reasonable in their offers. CR deletion is a big thing. Something that many spend hours on, through PFD offers and GW letters.
This credtior seems to have initiated a PFD offer. To play hard-ball with them, and require such an agreement in writing before paying is not something I would personally do.
With numerous prior lates, they may resort to a charge-off or collection referral, increasing your score hemmorage.
Just avoiding that possibility would, in itself, be a plus. To additionally get CR deletion would be gravy.