What does ARDENT CU mean on my credit report?

Is ARDENT CU making an impact on your credit score?

Updated January 1, 2023

What is ARDENT CU?

ARDENT CU is shorthand for Ardent Credit Union, with the company name being Ardent Credit Union

You’re leaving ardent credit union’s web page and heading to another site. You are redirected to a third-party website. This third party and not ardant credit union is accountable for the goods, services and contents on the website. You’re departing from ardent credit union’s webpage and visiting our partnership’s site.

ARDENT CU 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 Ardent 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:

  • ⚫ Collection Agency/Attorney
  • ⚫ Unsecured

How do I contact them?

Here is the current contact details for Ardent Credit Union:

Address:

  • P.O. Box 7480
    Philadelphia, PA 19101-9812

Website:

Email:

Phone:

Payments

You can make a payment using a check or money order. There are no other payment options available at this time. If you make a late or missed payment, there may be penalties.

Question Answer
Can I make payments over the phone? No
Can I make payments online? No
Can I make a payment using a mobile app? No

Forgiveness and Cancellation

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

How to Apply

you cannot apply for a loan online, over the phone, or using a mobile app. You must apply for a loan in person, and you may need a cosigner.

Question Answer
Can I apply for a loan online? No

SmartCredit Report Example

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

ARDENT CU 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 ARDENT CU 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.