Time passed before the seven year period may reduce, but not eliminate the impact. For very derogatory items, you could consider submitting a very brief letter of explanation (but not an excuse) to explain how a particular negative event occurred (for example, a foreclosure following a long period of unemployment or late payments as a consequence of divorce). Credit experts are split as to whether it’s better to submit an explanation or say nothing.

After being added as an authorized user the credit card company reports this to the credit reporting agencies. After its been reported to the bureaus they will place the good credit information or your credit files. Once reported your scores rise immediately, our accounts give you age, high limits and perfect payment histories. This method has helped thousands get approved for credit with good credit instead of buying a home with bad credit. Learn to increase your credit scores. This lowers your down payment and speed up approval you should check out our bad credit home buyers program.
By law, the 2 major credit bureaus (Equifax and TransUnion) are required to each provide you with one copy of your credit report per year (upon request). Companies like Borrowell (Canada) or Credit Sesame (U.S.) also provide it for free on a monthly basis along with your credit score. Checking your own credit score (and report) does not impact it as it is deemed a “soft inquiry.” 

You, the buyer, may cancel this contract without penalty or obligation at any time before midnight of the 5th day after the date on which you signed the contract. Company will not perform any credit repair services on behalf of the Client before the end of the fifth business day period beginning on the date the contract is signed. See the attached notice of cancellation form for an explanation of this right.
Make sure that’s not a typo: Don’t assume that negative entry in your credit file is really your fault. Consumer watchdogs report that as many as 80% of credit reports contain errors — and a quarter of the time, those errors are significant enough to cause a FICO score drop of 50 points or more. Be sure to review your official records from the two major credit reporting agencies (Equifax and TransUnion).
•    I then added her to 3 of my credit cards as an authorized user. I choose the oldest with high credit limits.(I did not give her the cards to use-only added her as an authorized user for my own protection) BEFORE being added as an authorized user be SURE you know the credit history and habits of the owner of the account. If there is a late payment on their account this will be reflected on YOUR credit history!
This (“Agreement”) is dated and effective upon the date that the Client accepts the terms herein via electronic signature as recorded electronically by CRA. The term of this agreement is 6 months from the agreement date, and will automatically renew without a written notice from client canceling automatic renewal prior to the date of the original 6 month term expiration (Under Missouri law Statute RSMo 407.642.1(3) the maximum term of an agreement is one hundred eighty days, therefore in order to continue services for Missouri clients Missouri clients will have to re-sign our contract after 180 days).

Randall Yates, is the founder and CEO of The Lenders Network, an online mortgage marketplace that helps homebuyers find reputable mortgage lenders. As a part of Randall’s successful entrepreneurial career, he spends a chunk of time helping consumers understand their credit and lending his mortgage expertise to help them find the right type of loan. Randall Yates lives in Dallas, Texas with his two sons.
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Fee of $99.00 per (Standard) item updated or deleted from each credit (bureau) file (or $89.00 if you sign up with your spouse and work on both of your credit files at the same time). Standard items include (Inaccurate, untimely, unverifiable): Collections, Charge-offs, Repossessions, Medical Bills, Late Pays, Foreclosures, Bankruptcies, and Judgments. Fee(s) are earned as each delete occurs.

While there is no official definition for credit repair, in general, it is the process of addressing errors and negative items on your credit reports, such as charge-offs, late payments, and collections. The simplest form of credit repair involves disputing wrong or expired information on your credit report with the reporting bureau, such as updating an incorrect account balance. More complicated cases, such as those involving identity theft, may require more significant credit repair procedures.
Removing negative accounts: e.g. medical collection, utility collection, repossession, foreclosures, a public record (like judgement), bankruptcy, late payments on revolving or installment accounts is simply cleaning up the mess, but in order to create a positive power curve to boost the credit score, you have to have positive credit references which are revolving tradelines. With adding tradelines, our guarantee is that we will post lines within 60 days, but the average time is two weeks, and usually the longest wait time is 30 days.
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