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Falcon50Driver
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Citi Bank Issues

Anyone here recently or currently had a CO with Citi?

 

I have a Citi SL that was sold to Discover and then sent back to Citi because "Citibank insured it(according to Discover)", and I haven't heard a peep from anyone(Citi or a CA) about it.

 

Anyone else? Any thoughts?

 

Thanks,

 

JP

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IOBA
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Re: Citi Bank Issues

What did you want to accomplish?

 

Did you want to pay back the loan?  Set up a payment plan?

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Re: Citi Bank Issues

Honestly, no I don't want to give them a dime. They are the reason I am in this situation to start with. I tried and tried(begged) them to work with me on my private student loans. At the time there was no way I could make the full payment they were wanting. I told them I could make the full payments if they would give me a year, but they wouldn't budge. I actually had a representative tell me they wanted it to write it off that way the could collect on the insurance money.

 

Now if they don't send this bill to a CA and the SOL expires. It should drop off my CR correct? Technically I know I will still owe the money, but how will it show up on my CR and how will it affect my CS?


Thank you guys/gals so much in advance for the advice.

 

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Re: Citi Bank Issues

No matter how badly you want the debt to vanish, it won't unless you pay it off or settle for less.

 

Someone will [most likely] always be after you for the money.

 

Regardless of the SOL for your state, the CO will/could remain on your CR for 7.5 years after the last baddie (in this case, it could be the first missed payment or the last missed payment or the CO date.)  Some banks dropped the whole credit line after the 7.5 from first default and others wait until the 7.5 from the last date of default.

 

The SOL applies for the OC or the CA filing a lawsuit against you.  They would need to file before the last date of the SOL.  Keep in mind, the SOL won't prevent anyone from filing a lawsuit once it's ends.  It would be a defense for you in court.

 

Just curious, why don't you want to pay the loan back?

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Falcon50Driver
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Re: Citi Bank Issues

Two main reasons I don't want to pay them back: 1) they wouldn't help out at all, and are the reason my credit is in shambles 2) I don't have the 23,000 to pay them back.

 

So how do I go about contacting them? Do I first try and DV them? If they wouldn't work with me the first time when it wasn't CO why would they work with me now? I don't really want a CA haggling me. Do I wait until the SOL is expired and then try and haggle them or should I go ahead and attack this beast head on?

 

Thanks,

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Re: Citi Bank Issues

1.  You don't want to pay.  At this point, it is a choice that you have.  Later down the road, you may not have that choice as the insurance company, the bank, or the CA may force payment.

 

2.  You are not likely to get it removed from CR prior to the 7.5 years.  I would leave it alone so that it's unlikely to update.

 

3.  If you decide you want to make payments, then push them to the bank.

 

4.  You can DV the CA, but it won't make the debt go away.

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In reference to the Fair Credit Reporting Act USC 15 Sub-Section 605 the reference is to seven years. There are many interesting notes on when the actual seven years begins. As an additional note, my negative reporting was removed right at the seven year mark for all three bureaus.

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Re: Citi Bank Issues

Aren't private student loan debts perpetually collectible the same as government backed Federal financial aid?

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Re: Citi Bank Issues


bahbahd wrote:

Aren't private student loan debts perpetually collectible the same as government backed Federal financial aid?


I don't think so, I believe they are subject to the same Statute of Limitations as other debts of a similar contract type according to the laws of your state.  They are not, however, dischargable in bankruptcy.  It seems like private loans were considered pretty unevenly in different aspects of financial law, which makes them all the more confusing to deal with.


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