I called Ltd Financial services about an account I want to settle and have deleted. I asked if they will delete it or request that the credit bureaus delete the collection after I pay the settlement amount. I was told that once it's paid "they will stop reporting it and it should fall off." Is this the same as them removing it from the credit bureaus? I want the collection removed to improve my score. But if they stop reporting and it doesn't come off will this still help too?
No its not the same as a PFD, they have an obligation to report that its paid off and then it stops its monthly reporting and begins to age back in time in Ficos eyes, it then will drop typically at the 7 year mark from the accounts DoFD. I would formally request the PFD from them. Welcome to the board