What does BROOKLINE BK mean on my credit report?

Is BROOKLINE BK making an impact on your credit score?

Updated January 1, 2023
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What is BROOKLINE BK?

BROOKLINE BK is shorthand for Brookline Bank, with the company name being Brookline Bank Inc

Our senior management team has decades of experience in financial services and a passionate interest in developing solutions for clients. Since then a lot has changed, however, not our commitment to providing high-quality bank services.

BROOKLINE BK is a Bank provider. They could be on your report for a number of reasons, for example:

  • ⚫ You missed a repayment.

  • ⚫ You opened an account with Brookline Bank.

  • ⚫ You opened a credit card / loan / mortgage with this company.

  • ⚫ Someone fraudulently opened a credit line under your name.

About the account

  • ⚫ The average high credit balance is $15700.

  • ⚫ The typical loan duration is 76 months.

The account is classified under the following METRO2 categories:

  • ⚫ Auto Loan

How do I contact them?

Here is the current contact details for Brookline Bank:

Address:

  • PO Box 470469, Brookline, MA 02447-0469

Website:

Email:

Phone:

Payments

Brookline Bank offers a variety of payment options including online, phone, mobile app, wire transfer, and prepaid debit card. There are penalties for late or missed payments.

Question Answer
Do they offer a monthly payment plan? Yes
Can I make payments over the phone? Yes
Can I make payments online? Yes
Do they offer a discount for automatic payments? No
Can I make a payment using a mobile app? Yes
Can I make a payment using a prepaid debit card? Yes
Can I make a payment using a wire transfer? Yes

Forgiveness and Cancellation

they do not offer loan forgiveness or consolidation. In order to qualify for loan forgiveness, you must sign up for Direct Deposit of your payroll or Social Security check, have a valid account number, and be able to access your accounts through Online & Mobile Banking. You must also enroll in Bill Pay, add new payees, and use Mobile Check Deposit with an eligible account. You can also use ACH for payments, and may be responsible for any late fees resulting from errors.

Question Answer
Do they offer loan forgiveness? No
Do they offer loan consolidation? No

How to Apply

You can apply for a loan online, over the phone, or in person. You cannot apply for a loan using a mobile app. You can apply for a loan with a cosigner.

Question Answer
Can I apply for a loan online? Yes
Can I apply for a loan over a phone call? No
Can I apply for a loan in person? Yes
Can I apply for a loan using a mobile app? Yes
Can I apply for a loan with a cosigner? Yes

IdentityIQ Report Example

  • This is an example of what this creditor will look like on your IdentityIQ report.

BROOKLINE BK IdentityIQ Report

Will this affect my credit score?

Whether this account affects your credit score depends on a variety of factors, such as:

  • Account Open Date: If you opened this account recently it will impact your credit, the only way to prevent this from impacting your credit score is to remove the account from your report.
  • Derogatory Markings: If this account has any derogatory markings such as: Lates, Charge Offs, Collections and others.

However, there are could be some potential positive aspects to this account which could lead to improving your credit score, such as:

  • Account Age: If your account is quite old, then the age of it will positively impact your credit score
  • Repayment History: If the account has no Late Payments, Charge off Payments, then it may reflect a positive impact onto your credit score.

Can it be removed from my credit report?

Yes, with the right strategy, you will be able to remove any account from your report. But you have to be careful to ensure that the account is negative to begin with, or it will negatively impact your credit score.

However, removing a negative account will positively impact your credit score, allowing you to open new credit lines and potentially removing bad debt.

What is a Bank

A bank is an institution where money is kept for saving or commercial purposes. They are able to offer Loans and Mortgages which means they have the ability to report on your credit. Banks are generally felt as untrustworthy (30% confidence rating in the USA) by the general public. Banks can make mistakes on your credit report which may lower your credit score, potentially damaging your credit report and costing you money.

How do I remove BROOKLINE BK from my credit report?

You can send a dispute letter to the credit bureaus to remove this account from your report. You must send a dispute letter to all three credit bureaus, as they are legally required to remove the account from your report if it is found to be inaccurate. For best results you should send a dispute letter to the credit bureaus via certified mail, this will ensure that you have a legal record of the communication.