What does CARTER FCU mean on my credit report?
Learn about CARTER FCU, an federal credit union offering loans for financial assistance. Check the impact to your credit report and financial status.
What is CARTER FCU?
CARTER FCU is shorthand for
Carter Federal Credit Union, with the company name being
Carter Federal Credit Union Inc
CARTER 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 Carter 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:
- ⚫ Secured
- ⚫ Auto Loan
- ⚫ Unsecured
- ⚫ Credit Card
- ⚫ Collection Agency/Attorney
How do I contact them?
Here is the current contact details for Carter Federal Credit Union:
- 8988 Ellerbe Rd, Shreveport, LA 71106, USA
Carter Credit Union offers a variety of payment methods, including online banking and mobile app, for convenient access to account balances, transfers, billing payments, and mobile check deposits. Other payment options such as using a check or money order are available. There are penalties for late or missed payments.
|Do they offer a monthly payment plan?||No|
|Can I make payments over the phone?||Yes|
|Can I make payments online?||Yes|
|Do they offer a discount for automatic payments?||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
they do not offer loan forgiveness. Carter Credit Union offers loan consolidation. To qualify for loan forgiveness, borrowers must demonstrate financial hardship and meet other criteria set by the loan provider. Depending on the type of loan and other factors, borrowers may be required to make multiple payments over a set period of time or be enrolled in an income-driven repayment plan.
|Do they offer loan forgiveness?||No|
|Do they offer loan consolidation?||Yes|
How to Apply
You can apply for a loan online, over the phone, or in person at a Carter Credit Union location. Applying for a loan online offers the widest range of services, while applying in person offers the most personal level of service. Applying for a loan with a cosigner is an option through Carter Credit Union’s loan services.
|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|
SmartCredit Report Example
- This is an example of what this creditor will look like on your 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 CARTER 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.