How Many Points Does a Collection Account Lower Your Credit Score?

Answer Having an account sent to a collection agency is a major hit in terms of your everyday money management and your confidence in your financial health. Where a collections account hits the hardest, t... Read More »

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Does applying for a checking account lower a credit score?

When you apply for a checking account, the bank is likely to pull your credit report. If the bank conducts a "hard pull," the credit inquiry will be visible to other lenders and result in your cred... Read More »

When is a credit card account considered a collection account?

Once your account is more than 30 days behind or it's closed altogether, it becomes a collection account. According to the Federal Trade Commission,"If you're behind in paying your bills, or a cre... Read More »

Does reporting a credit card stolen lower your credit score?

Reporting a credit card stolen does not lower your credit score. Some actions that can lower your credit score are late or missed payments, too many inquiries for new credit at one time and unpaid ... Read More »

Does cancelling credit cards lower your credit score?

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation states that canceling your credit cards can lower your credit score if they have been opened for many years. Credit scores are based on the number of years... Read More »