When it comes to your payment history, this takes more time but has a big impact on your overall credit score. One of the most important things you can do is pay your bills on time. Whether the payment is a few days late or the debt has been placed in collections, this will have a major negative impact on your credit score. If you have missed payments, get and stay current. Eventually the old payment history will fall off and your new one will be more important. Note that if you have an account in collections, paying it off will not remove it from your credit history - it will stay for seven years. If you are having trouble making ends meet, contact a trusted resource for assistance with credit counseling.
We adhere to the principles of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Because we may report your payment history to one or more credit bureaus, late or non-payment of your loan may negatively impact your credit rating. If you fail to repay your loan in accordance with its terms, we may place your loan with or sell your loan to a third-party collection agency or other company that acquires and/or collects delinquent consumer debt.