What does CREDITCENT mean on my credit report?

Is CREDITCENT making an impact on your credit score?

Updated January 1, 2023
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What is CREDITCENT?

CREDITCENT is shorthand for CENT Credit Union, with the company name being CENT Credit Union Inc

Mercy Family Credit Union (formerly St. Joseph Mercy Hospital employees' credit union) was founded on February 15, 1965; in January 2015 it rebranded as MCLG Family Credit Union.

CREDITCENT 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 CENT 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 CENT Credit Union:

Address:

  • CENT Board of Directors 25 W State Street Mason City, IA 50401

Website:

Email:

Phone:

Payments

You can make payments online, over the phone, or through a mobile app. You can also use a prepaid debit card, wire transfer, or check/money order. There is a discount for automatic payments, and there are penalties for late or missed payments.

Question Answer
Do they offer a monthly payment plan? Yes
Can I make payments over the phone? Yes
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? Yes
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 loans, private loans, and Parent PLUS Loans. Federal loans offer repayment plans, loan consolidation, and loan forgiveness, while private loans and Parent PLUS Loans do not. The best way to qualify for loan forgiveness is to consolidate your loans into a Direct Consolidation Loan and then enroll in an income-driven repayment plan.

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 the phone, or in person. You may also be able to apply for a loan using a mobile app. You may need a cosigner for some loans.

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? 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.

CREDITCENT 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 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 CREDITCENT 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.