What does Alden Credit Union (ALDEN CU) mean on my credit report?

Is ALDEN CU making an impact credit score?

Updated May 1, 2022

What is ALDEN CU?

ALDEN CU is shorthand for Alden Credit Union, with the company name being Alden Credit Union

You can simply visit one of our branches at Alden Credit Union to join us, as long as you have an identification document and make a $25 membership contribution, which grants you a share in the credit union and makes you a co-owner.

ALDEN CU is a Credit Union. They could be on your report for a number of reasons, for example:

  • ⚫ You missed a repayment.

  • ⚫ You opened an account with Alden Credit Union.

  • ⚫ 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 Alden Credit Union:

Address:

  • 710 Grattan Street
    Chicopee, MA 01020

Website:

Email:

Phone:

  • 413-536-0475

IdentityIQ Report Example

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

ALDEN CU 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 ALDEN CU 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 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 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.