What does CHGO PM CU mean on my credit report?

Is CHGO PM CU making an impact on your credit score?

Updated January 1, 2023
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What is CHGO PM CU?

CHGO PM CU is shorthand for Chicago Patrolmen's Federal Credit Union, with the company name being Chicago Patrolmen's Federal Credit Union Inc

CHGO PM CU 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 Chicago Patrolmen’s 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 average high credit balance is $4200.

  • ⚫ The typical loan duration is 12 months.

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 Chicago Patrolmen’s Federal Credit Union:

Address:

  • CPFCU Headquarters 1407 W. Washington Boulevard Chicago, IL 60607

Website:

Email:

Phone:

Payments

You can make payments using your Visa debit card. You can get cash back with purchases and use your debit card to set up recurring bill payments. Your debit card can also help you handle your banking needs. You can keep track of your purchases using your Personal Identification Number (PIN). You can make a payment using a mobile app. You can make a payment using a wire transfer.

Question Answer
Do they offer a monthly payment plan? No
Can I make payments over the phone? No
Can I make payments online? Yes
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? Yes

Forgiveness and Cancellation

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

How to Apply

To apply for a loan, you can either do it online, over the phone, in person, or using a mobile app. You may also need 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

IdentityIQ Report Example

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

CHGO PM CU 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 CHGO PM 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.