What does CONGRESSCOLL mean on my credit report?

Is CONGRESSCOLL making an impact on your credit score?

Updated January 1, 2023
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What is CONGRESSCOLL?

CONGRESSCOLL is shorthand for Congress Collection, with the company name being Congress Collection Inc

Founded in 1957, Congress Collection is a family owned business with deep roots in the community.Congress Collection stands out from other third party collections due to its history of paying bills people don’t pay.Our founder, Harry Jacobs, often traveled around the country speaking on this subject.

CONGRESSCOLL 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 Congress Collection.
  • ⚫ Congress Collection 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.

How do I contact them?

Here is the current contact details for Congress Collection:

Address:

  • 28552 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, United States

Website:

Email:

Phone:

Payments

Congress Collection offers a variety of payment options for consumers, including online payments, mobile app payments, prepaid debit cards, and wire transfers. There are penalties for late or missed payments.

Question Answer
Do they offer a monthly payment plan? No
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

The website offers loan forgiveness and consolidation. To qualify for loan forgiveness, the borrower must make 120 on-time, full payments. For consolidation, the borrower must have a financial hardship or want to lower their monthly payment.

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 may also be able to apply for a loan using a mobile app. You may need a cosigner for some loans.

Question Answer
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? No

SmartCredit Report Example

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

CONGRESSCOLL 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 CONGRESSCOLL 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.