What does CHATTFIRCU mean on my credit report?

Is CHATTFIRCU making an impact on your credit score?

Updated January 1, 2023

What is CHATTFIRCU?

CHATTFIRCU is shorthand for Chattahoochee Federal Credit Union, with the company name being Chattahoochee Federal Credit Union Inc

CHATTFIRCU 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 Chattahoochee 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

How do I contact them?

Here is the current contact details for Chattahoochee Federal Credit Union:

Address:

  • P.O. Box 8, Valley, AL 36854

Website:

Email:

Phone:

Payments

Chattahoochee Technical College offers various payment options including online payments, payments at the door, and using a check or money order. There are no penalties for late or missed payments.

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? No
Can I make a payment using a prepaid debit card? No
Can I make a payment using a wire transfer? No

Forgiveness and Cancellation

The website lists three ways to have your loans forgiven: through public service, through certain teaching programs, and through Perkins Loans. To consolidate your loans, you must have more than one federal student loan. You can’t consolidate private loans or Parent PLUS Loans with federal loans. You also can’t consolidate federal loans that are currently in default. You may be able to lower your monthly payments by consolidation, but it will increase the total amount of interest you pay on your loan.

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

How to Apply

You can apply for a loan in person, over the phone, or online. You may also be able to apply for a loan using a mobile app. You may be able to get a loan with a cosigner.

Question Answer
Can I apply for a loan online? No
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? Yes

IdentityIQ Report Example

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

CHATTFIRCU IdentityIQ 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 CHATTFIRCU 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.