What does AFFINITY FCU mean on my credit report?

Is AFFINITY FCU making an impact on your credit score?

Updated January 1, 2023
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What is AFFINITY FCU?

AFFINITY FCU is shorthand for Affinity Federal Credit Union, with the company name being Affinity Federal Credit Union

AFFINITY FCU is a Federal Credit Union provider. They could be on your report for a number of reasons, for example:

  • ⚫ You missed a repayment.

  • ⚫ You opened an account with Affinity Federal Credit Union.

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

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

About the account

  • ⚫ The average account balance is $900.

  • ⚫ The average high credit balance is $10000.

  • ⚫ The typical loan duration is 28 months.

  • ⚫ The average monthly repayment is $100.

The account is classified under the following METRO2 categories:

  • ⚫ Unsecured
  • ⚫ Auto Loan
  • ⚫ Credit Card
  • ⚫ Collection Agency/Attorney
  • ⚫ Secured
  • ⚫ Auto

How do I contact them?

Here is the current contact details for Affinity Federal Credit Union:

Address:

  • 545 Martinsville Rd
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Website:

Email:

Phone:

Payments

There are many ways to make a payment - online, over the phone, through a mobile app, by check or money order, wire transfer, or prepaid debit card. Some payment methods may come with discounts or penalties. You can find more information about making a payment on the website.

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

Student Loan Hero does not offer loan forgiveness or consolidation. To qualify for loan forgiveness, you must work for a qualifying employer.

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

How to Apply

You can apply for a loan online, in person, or using a mobile app. If you qualify for the More rewards program, you can earn additional points per product. You can also 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.

AFFINITY FCU 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 Federal Credit Union

A credit union is similar to a bank, however it is owned collectively by the members and does not operate on a for-profit basis. Many credit unions are able to provision credit and issue credit cards, which may report on your credit report. Due to the none-profit nature of federal credit unions they are generally more trusted by the public, as they are less likely to act in a malicious fashion. However, credit unions can still make mistakes with reporting on your credit report therefore being aware of what is being reported, and take action against any unfair reporting. The difference between a credit union and a federal is the fact that federal credit unions are federally insured.

How do I remove AFFINITY FCU 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.