What does APCO ECU mean on my credit report?

Is APCO ECU making an impact on your credit score?

Updated January 1, 2023
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What is APCO ECU?

APCO ECU is shorthand for APCO Employees Credit Union, with the company name being APCO Employees Credit Union

For instance, we can offer lower interest rates than the average bank and have the ability to waver certain charges. Since 1903, we have been around and have grown to be the second biggest credit union in Alabama. We serve members in a number of locations and CU service centers strategically located throughout Alabama, as well as nationwide.

APCO ECU is a 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 APCO Employees 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 account is classified under the following METRO2 categories:

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

How do I contact them?

Here is the current contact details for APCO Employees Credit Union:

Address:

  • 750 17th St. North
    Birmingham, AL 35203

Website:

Email:

Phone:

Payments

payments can be made with a checking account, auto loan, mortgage loan, personal loan, Visa rewards card, or Christmas Club account. You can also make payments online, using a mobile app, or via wire transfer. If you make a payment using a prepaid debit card, there is a fee. Late or missed payments incur penalties.

Question Answer
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

they do not offer loan forgiveness or consolidation.

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

How to Apply

You can apply for a loan online or through a mobile app at APCO Employees Credit Union. You cannot apply for a loan over the phone or in person. You can 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? No
Can I apply for a loan using a mobile app? Yes
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.

APCO ECU 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 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.

How do I remove APCO ECU 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.