Frequently Asked Questions
What is a credit score?
Credit score is a 3-digit number on a scale of 300 to 850 that suggests how creditworthy you are meaning, how good you are with credit and how much you can be trusted to pay back what you borrow. Potential lenders will use this number to decide what kinds of credit cards and loans to offer you. Generally, the higher the score, the better the offers.
What does negative mean on credit report?
Negative information includes items such as late payments on loans and credit cards, delinquent accounts, charge-offs, accounts that have been sent to collection, bankruptcies, short sales, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, and foreclosures, Soft inquiries do not affect your credit score.
What actions hurt my credit?
Your credit can be brought down a lot faster than it can be brought up, so it might help to review these things that can hurt your credit:
- Not paying bills on time
- Filing for bankruptcy or foreclosure
- Applying for too many credit accounts
- Carrying high balances on your credit cards
- Ignoring questionable negative items on your report
How long does credit repair take?
Honestly, we can’t say. There’s no way to predict in advance how long it will take to repair your credit, as every credit situation is different. That being said, past members have seen an average increase of 40 points in just four months*, and have typically stayed with us for six months.
What can be removed from my credit report?
Anything inaccurate, unfair or unverified can be challenged with the bureaus and your creditors. This includes collections, late payments, charge-offs, liens, bankruptcies, repossessions and more.