What does AMFIRST mean on my credit report?
Is AMFIRST making an impact on your credit score?
What is AMFIRST?
AMFIRST is shorthand for
America's First Federal Credit Union, with the company name being
America's First Federal Credit Union
As of September 2015 it has about 160 inhabitants, mainly farmers and retired people. It is located north of Thrapston village centre and south of North Walsham.
AMFIRST 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 America’s First 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 high credit balance is $3900.
⚫ The typical loan duration is 20 months.
The account is classified under the following METRO2 categories:
- ⚫ Secured
How do I contact them?
Here is the current contact details for America’s First Federal Credit Union:
- 131 19th Street North
Bessemer, AL 35020
payments can be made online through the America’s First Federal Credit Union online banking systems. Other payment options such as checks or money orders are accepted. Late or missed payments may incur a fee or penalty.
|Do they offer a monthly payment plan?||No|
|Can I make payments over the phone?||Yes|
|Can I make payments online?||Yes|
|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 several ways to qualify for loan forgiveness. You may consolidate your loans to make them more manageable, and you may also be eligible for loan forgiveness if you work in certain public service jobs.
|Do they offer loan forgiveness?||No|
|Do they offer loan consolidation?||No|
How to Apply
To apply for a loan, you can do it online, over the phone, in person, or using a mobile app. You may also need a cosigner.
|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|
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 AMFIRST 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.