What does CREDIT COUNSEL INC mean on my credit report?
Is CREDIT COUNSEL INC making an impact on your credit score?
What is CREDIT COUNSEL INC?
CREDIT COUNSEL INC is shorthand for
Merchant logoCredit Counsel Inc, with the company name being
Merchant logoCredit Counsel Inc Inc
Credit Counsel Inc. is a national and international debt collection agency, with its headquarters located in Pembroke Pines, Florida. It specializes in debt collections and was established by professionals within the debt collection industry and the bad-check collection field.
CREDIT COUNSEL INC is a
Creditor provider. They could be on your report for a number of reasons, for example:
⚫ You missed a repayment.
⚫ You opened an account with Merchant logoCredit Counsel Inc.
⚫ 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:
- ⚫ Collection Agency/Attorney
How do I contact them?
Here is the current contact details for Merchant logoCredit Counsel Inc:
- 8362 Pines Blvd. Suite 316, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
There are several ways to make payments - online, over the phone, or using 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 may be penalties for late or missed payments.
|Do they offer a monthly payment plan?||No|
|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
Loan forgiveness and consolidation are both available from this company. To qualify for forgiveness, you must make a certain number of payments over a certain period of time.
|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 be able to apply for a loan with a cosigner.
|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|
SmartCredit Report Example
- This is an example of what this creditor will look like on your 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.
How do I remove CREDIT COUNSEL INC 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.