What does CRDT WEST mean on my credit report?

Is CRDT WEST making an impact on your credit score?

Updated January 1, 2023

What is CRDT WEST?

CRDT WEST is shorthand for Credit Union West, with the company name being Credit Union West Inc

As a long-standing member of the Defense Credit Union Council, Credit Union West proudly supports Military Personnel and Local Communities “one of our key value’s are investing back into our membership and our community”.

CRDT WEST 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 Credit Union West.

  • ⚫ 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 $13400.

  • ⚫ The average monthly repayment is $400.

The account is classified under the following METRO2 categories:

  • ⚫ Unsecured
  • ⚫ Auto Loan

How do I contact them?

Here is the current contact details for Credit Union West:

Address:

  • Foster Plaza Building 7 661 Andersen Drive, Suite 110 Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Website:

Email:

Phone:

Payments

The Credit Union West offers online payments and wire transfers. There are no penalties for late or missed payments.

Question Answer
Do they offer a monthly payment plan? 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? Yes

Forgiveness and Cancellation

There are three main types of student loans in the United States: federal student loans, private student loans, and parent PLUS loans. Federal student loans are the most common type of student loan. Private student loans are offered by banks and other private lenders. Parent PLUS loans are offered to parents of dependent undergraduates and graduate or professional degree students. Federal student loans offer many benefits, such as fixed interest rates, income-driven repayment plans, and loan forgiveness programs. Private student loans typically have variable interest rates and fewer repayment options. Parent PLUS loans have fixed interest rates and do not offer loan forgiveness.

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

How to Apply

you can apply for a loan online, over a phone call, or in person. You can also apply for a loan using a mobile app. If you have a cosigner, they can help you get approved for a loan.

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

IdentityIQ Report Example

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

CRDT WEST 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 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 CRDT WEST 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.