What does CAR TR FCU mean on my credit report?

Is CAR TR FCU making an impact on your credit score?

Updated January 1, 2023
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What is CAR TR FCU?

CAR TR FCU is shorthand for Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union, with the company name being Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Inc

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CAR TR 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 Carolina Trust 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 account is classified under the following METRO2 categories:

  • ⚫ Collection Agency/Attorney

How do I contact them?

Here is the current contact details for Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union:

Address:

  • 1010 21st Avenue North Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Website:

Email:

Phone:

Payments

The Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union does not offer a monthly payment plan, specific policies or procedures for getting a payment refund, phone payments, or a discount for automatic payments. They do offer online payments and mobile banking services. There are no other payment options such as using a check or money order. There are no penalties for late or missed payments at Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union. Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union does not offer payment services using prepaid debit cards or wire transfer requests online.

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? No
Can I make a payment using a wire transfer? No

Forgiveness and Cancellation

Carolina Trust does not offer loan forgiveness or consolidation.

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

How to Apply

The summary is that you can apply for a loan online with Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union. You cannot apply for a loan over the phone or in person. You also cannot 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? No
Can I apply for a loan with a cosigner? No

SmartCredit Report Example

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

CAR TR FCU 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 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 CAR TR 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.