What does CAROFIN mean on my credit report?

Is CAROFIN making an impact credit score?

Updated May 1, 2022

What is CAROFIN?

CAROFIN is shorthand for Carolina Financial Securities, LLC, with the company name being Carolina Financial Securities, LLC LLC

Over time, the practice known as carofin has become more sophisticated than its original iteration CFS developed it over decades. Today we invite our clients, old and new, to financially support worthy companies through their charitable foundation.

CAROFIN is a Creditor. They could be on your report for a number of reasons, for example:

  • ⚫ You missed a repayment.

  • ⚫ You opened an account with Carolina Financial Securities, LLC.

  • ⚫ You opened a credit card / loan / mortgage with this company.

  • ⚫ Someone fraudulently opened a credit line under your name.

How do I contact them?

Here is the current contact details for Carolina Financial Securities, LLC:

Address:

  • 100 Elks Club Rd., Brevard, NC. 28712

Website:

Email:

Phone:

  • (828) 393-5401

IdentityIQ Report Example

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

CAROFIN 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 CAROFIN 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.