Credit Cards Center Credit cards from our partners
Reply
Regular Contributor
Posts: 216
Registered: ‎09-25-2012
0

Should I Close this account or Keep it Open?

Hello Folks - the Comenity Bank is reporting the TL below for a Blair Card, that went delinquent, but totally paid off. Even though it is paid off, the OC still kept it open and there has been no activity on the account since 2010. I have disputed and sent GW letters to remove the derogs but has not been successful. I don't want to apply for a credit increase now (and reopen the account), so is there any benefit to closing the account? Please find below the TLs as reported to EX and TU:

 

 

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

 

 

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

 

Cheers, Oyiwaa

font=times new roman,times,serif][color=#0000ff][b]Current FICO Scores (Feb 2016)[/b][/color][/font]
[size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif][b]EX FICO-8 (AMEX) = [i]647[/i][/b]
[b]TU FICO-8 (Discover) = [i]640[/i][/b]
[b]EQ FICO-5 (DCU) = [i]654[/i][/b][/font][/size]

[font=times new roman,times,serif][color=#ff0000][b]Personal Credit[/b][/color][/font]
[LIST]
[*][size=3]B[font=times new roman,times,serif]arclaysMC: $750 [size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]Merrick Bank: $700[/font][/size][/font][/size][/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]CapitalOneMC: $400 [size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]Milestone: $300[/font][/size][/font][/size] [/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]CapitaloneMC-Secured: $700 [size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]Kohls=$400[/font][/size][/font][/size][/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]Amazon Chase: $2500 Macys: $100[/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]BestBuy MC: $2000 JC Penny: $1500[/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]DCU Visa: $3000 Walmart: $300[/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]WellsFargoVisa: $800 Lowe's: $400[/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]Discover: $5000 HomeDepot: $1500[/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]AmericanExpress-Costco: $2000 NissanMAC (3.5%) Auto Loan: $40,000 + Mortgage[/font][/size][/*]
[/LIST]
Epic Contributor
Posts: 22,398
Registered: ‎01-17-2008
0

Re: Should I Close this account or Keep it Open?


Oyiwaa wrote:

Hello Folks - the Comenity Bank is reporting the TL below for a Blair Card, that went delinquent, but totally paid off. Even though it is paid off, the OC still kept it open and there has been no activity on the account since 2010. I have disputed and sent GW letters to remove the derogs but has not been successful. I don't want to apply for a credit increase now (and reopen the account), so is there any benefit to closing the account? Please find below the TLs as reported to EX and TU:

 

 

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

 

 

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

 

Cheers, Oyiwaa


It is so small I can't read anytthing on it.

 

When was it opened?  If the only reason it is adverse is the lates, they will come off 7 years from each occurence.  When the last one comes off it will become a positive account and stay for up to 10 years from the date closed.

 

Why would you dispute it?

Regular Contributor
Posts: 216
Registered: ‎09-25-2012
0

Re: Should I Close this account or Keep it Open?

thanks very much -- sorry the image is small - you can actually (double)-click on it to enlarge it.  At any rate, it was opened in 2008, had a couple of 60, 90 & 120 day lates, forcing the OC to reduce the credit limit until the balance was paid off. Given that most of the serious lates are about 2 yrs old now, will they still have a negative impact on my scores?

 

cheers, Oyiwaa

font=times new roman,times,serif][color=#0000ff][b]Current FICO Scores (Feb 2016)[/b][/color][/font]
[size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif][b]EX FICO-8 (AMEX) = [i]647[/i][/b]
[b]TU FICO-8 (Discover) = [i]640[/i][/b]
[b]EQ FICO-5 (DCU) = [i]654[/i][/b][/font][/size]

[font=times new roman,times,serif][color=#ff0000][b]Personal Credit[/b][/color][/font]
[LIST]
[*][size=3]B[font=times new roman,times,serif]arclaysMC: $750 [size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]Merrick Bank: $700[/font][/size][/font][/size][/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]CapitalOneMC: $400 [size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]Milestone: $300[/font][/size][/font][/size] [/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]CapitaloneMC-Secured: $700 [size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]Kohls=$400[/font][/size][/font][/size][/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]Amazon Chase: $2500 Macys: $100[/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]BestBuy MC: $2000 JC Penny: $1500[/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]DCU Visa: $3000 Walmart: $300[/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]WellsFargoVisa: $800 Lowe's: $400[/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]Discover: $5000 HomeDepot: $1500[/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]AmericanExpress-Costco: $2000 NissanMAC (3.5%) Auto Loan: $40,000 + Mortgage[/font][/size][/*]
[/LIST]
Epic Contributor
Posts: 22,398
Registered: ‎01-17-2008
0

Re: Should I Close this account or Keep it Open?

Unfortunately, yes.  A 120+ is considered a major derogatory.  But since the account is not CO'd or in collections it will remain adversely until the lates are gone.

 

If it isn't your oldest and you are not worried about AAoA, I would rather have a clean report than a longer history. 

 

It would be 2017 before the last late came off.

Regular Contributor
Posts: 216
Registered: ‎09-25-2012
0

Re: Should I Close this account or Keep it Open?

Yes, I would rather have a clean history -  though my AAoA is about 5 yrs.  In order to remove it, should I just keep sending in GWs or dispute (and hope they don't verify or respond)?

 

Thanks - Oyiwaa

font=times new roman,times,serif][color=#0000ff][b]Current FICO Scores (Feb 2016)[/b][/color][/font]
[size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif][b]EX FICO-8 (AMEX) = [i]647[/i][/b]
[b]TU FICO-8 (Discover) = [i]640[/i][/b]
[b]EQ FICO-5 (DCU) = [i]654[/i][/b][/font][/size]

[font=times new roman,times,serif][color=#ff0000][b]Personal Credit[/b][/color][/font]
[LIST]
[*][size=3]B[font=times new roman,times,serif]arclaysMC: $750 [size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]Merrick Bank: $700[/font][/size][/font][/size][/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]CapitalOneMC: $400 [size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]Milestone: $300[/font][/size][/font][/size] [/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]CapitaloneMC-Secured: $700 [size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]Kohls=$400[/font][/size][/font][/size][/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]Amazon Chase: $2500 Macys: $100[/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]BestBuy MC: $2000 JC Penny: $1500[/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]DCU Visa: $3000 Walmart: $300[/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]WellsFargoVisa: $800 Lowe's: $400[/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]Discover: $5000 HomeDepot: $1500[/font][/size][/*]
[*][size=3][font=times new roman,times,serif]AmericanExpress-Costco: $2000 NissanMAC (3.5%) Auto Loan: $40,000 + Mortgage[/font][/size][/*]
[/LIST]
Highlighted
Epic Contributor
Posts: 22,398
Registered: ‎01-17-2008
0

Re: Should I Close this account or Keep it Open?

It's an accurate account so I wouldn't dispute.  Just keep sending in GW letters.

Moderator Emeritus
Posts: 14,051
Registered: ‎04-15-2011
0

Re: Should I Close this account or Keep it Open?


guiness56 wrote:

It's an accurate account so I wouldn't dispute.  Just keep sending in GW letters.


+1

Starting Score: 504
July 2013 score:
EQ FICO 819, TU08 778, EX "806 lender pull 07/26/2013
Goal Score: All Scores 760+, Newest goal 800+
Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge

Current scores after adding $81K in CLs and 2 new cars since July 2013
EQ:809 TU 777 EX 790 Now it's just garden time!

Forums posts are not provided or commissioned by FICO. Forums posts have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by FICO. It is not FICO's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

Advertiser Disclosure: The listings that appear on myFICO are from companies from which myFICO receives compensation, which may impact how and where products appear on myFICO (including, for example, the order in which they appear). myFICO does not review or include all companies or all available products.
† Credit cards for FICO Score ranges: The score ranges are guidelines based on internal myFICO analysis of actual applicant approvals, and having a FICO Score in a particular range does not guarantee you will be approved for credit cards recommended in that range. These ranges were not provided by any card issuer.

Copyright ©2001-2015 Fair Isaac Corporation. All rights reserved.   | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Sitemap

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All FICO® Score products made available on myFICO.com include a FICO® Score 8, along with additional FICO® Score versions. Your lender or insurer may use a different FICO® Score than the versions you receive from myFICO, or another type of credit score altogether. Learn more

FICO, myFICO, Score Watch, The score lenders use, and The Score That Matters are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fair Isaac Corporation. Equifax Credit Report is a trademark of Equifax, Inc. and its affiliated companies. Many factors affect your FICO Score and the interest rates you may receive. Fair Isaac is not a credit repair organization as defined under federal or state law, including the Credit Repair Organizations Act. Fair Isaac does not provide "credit repair" services or advice or assistance regarding "rebuilding" or "improving" your credit record, credit history or credit rating. FTC's website on credit.