What does COLLECTION BUREAU OF A mean on my credit report?
Is COLLECTION BUREAU OF A making an impact on your credit score?
What is COLLECTION BUREAU OF A?
COLLECTION BUREAU OF A is shorthand for
Collection Bureau of America, with the company name being
Collection Bureau of America Inc
As an extension to their business, Collection Bureau of America provides a wide variety of debt collection services that comply with the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCA), as well as other applicable acts such as the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA). The credit collections industry is highly regulated and our Quality Assurance Team ensure we are exceeding regulatory standards.
COLLECTION BUREAU OF A is a
Collections Agency provider. They could be on your report for a number of reasons, for example:
- ⚫ You missed a repayment.
- ⚫ You opened an account with Collection Bureau of America.
- ⚫ Collection Bureau of America bought your debt and are now trying to collect on it.
- ⚫ You opened a credit card / loan / mortgage with this company.
- ⚫ Someone fraudulently opened a credit line under your name.
About the account
The account is classified under the following METRO2 categories:
- ⚫ Collection Agency/Attorney
How do I contact them?
Here is the current contact details for Collection Bureau of America:
- 25954 Eden Landing Road, Hayward, CA 94545
CBA is a debt collection agency that provides services to customers across the US. They have a full-service call center, are nationally licensed and multilingual, and utilize technology and compliance to ensure secure customer data. Payments can be made online, viachecks and money orders, wire transfer, or prepaid debit card. There are penalty fees for late and/or missed payments.
|Do they offer a monthly payment plan?||No|
|Can I make payments over the phone?||No|
|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
There are many ways to qualify for loan forgiveness, but the most common is through teaching or public service. You may also be able to consolidate your loans to make them more manageable.
|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 may also be able to apply for a loan using a mobile app. You may be able to apply for a loan with a cosigner.
|Can I apply for a loan online?||No|
|Can I apply for a loan over a phone call?||No|
|Can I apply for a loan in person?||No|
|Can I apply for a loan using a mobile app?||No|
|Can I apply for a loan with a cosigner?||Yes|
SmartCredit Report Example
- This is an example of what this creditor will look like on your SmartCredit 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 Collections Agency?
Collection agencies appear on your report when a company has failed to collect an outstanding debt. If a creditor has sent your debt to collections, they expect to receive only a portion of any money collected. For them, this is preferable to receiving nothing at all continuing the process of trying to collect your debt themselves. However due to the agressive nature of some collection agencys, you may feel threatened or harrassed by them. However, the good news is that if they inaccurately reported your debt and you take the correct credit repair action, there is a good chance that you will not have to repay and inaccurately reported debt.
How do I remove COLLECTION BUREAU OF A 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.