New Member
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First Premier CO Settlement Question

I have a First Premier Charge Off from 2009 for $419.  No CAs on my report for this debt.  

 

I have written them twice for a PFD, but all I got was 2 form letters stating info reporting correctly, etc etc etc

 

Yesterday I called them and offered full payment of the $419 for PFD or just Paid as status.  Refused.  They came back and offered to take $250 (original limit) as a settlement.   I told them I would call back tomorrow.   

 

Is a paid CO better than what I have?   Will it re-age this account, making it stay longer on my report?

 

Should I pay and them just keep GW to death for the next 4  years?

 

Any suggestions will be most appreciated!

 

Valued Contributor
Posts: 1,587
Registered: ‎08-30-2012
Re: First Premier CO Settlement Question

Well,

 

The CO balance is being factored into your utilization which kills your score.

 

If they won't PFD, then settle with them and cut your losses with them for good. In the end, the utilization drop will help your score but you'll still have the CO.

Scores: about 700 across the board
Total CL: $275k
New Member
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Re: First Premier CO Settlement Question

if I pay this, will the payment change the date it drops off?

Valued Contributor
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Re: First Premier CO Settlement Question

It's possible that it can but it hasn't for me.

Scores: about 700 across the board
Total CL: $275k
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Re: First Premier CO Settlement Question

Should you pay it, it shouldn't reset the clock for the CRTP.  Of course a PFD is always preferable, but First Premier doesn't promise much luck on that.  I would suggest to pay it, or settle if if you wish.  And then start to GW it.  Do you know when the DOFD is so you will know when it would fall off?

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+
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New Member
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Re: First Premier CO Settlement Question

DOFD is 9/1/2009.   According to TU, this falls off 8/30/2016.

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Re: First Premier CO Settlement Question

First Premier reports the balance in your utilization.  I was in the same boat and PIF, they updated CO/Paid in Full; score increased by 15 points.

MyFICO Pulled: (11/28/2012) EQ 635, TU 650, EX 661
Lender Pulled: (12/05/2012) EQ 635, TU 677, EX 641
Lender Pulled: (02/20/2013) EQ 667, TU 661, EX 648
MyFICO Pulled: (05/30/2013) EQ 712, TU 685, EX 686

Finally Hit the 700's as of 06/05/2013!!!
New Member
Posts: 232
Registered: ‎06-22-2008
Re: First Premier CO Settlement Question

ok, settlement seems best option.

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Posts: 14,051
Registered: ‎04-15-2011
Re: First Premier CO Settlement Question

+1  Then start sending them GWs.  You might get lucky.  Smiley Happy

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!
New Member
Posts: 232
Registered: ‎06-22-2008
Re: First Premier CO Settlement Question

ok, did the deed - $250 settlement paid this morning. 

 

once the CO shows a balance of $0, I wil start the GW process.   A letter every two weeks?