Do Creditors Have An Agreement With The Credit Bureaus, That They Will Not Allow A Negative Listing To Be Deleted Upon Settlement?

Yes this is true, the creditor can just tell the credit bureau that they reported your rating inaccurately, not that it was due to settlement. Anything a creditor reports, a creditor can change. If this wasn't the case, creditors couldn't change erroneous information they may have placed on the debtors account by mistake, and find themselves in trouble with the FTC. In most credit organizations, there are dozens of people with the authority to make changes on the credit report. Larger creditors, such as huge credit cards or banks will require more pressure before they will agree to delete a negative listing, but virtually every creditor will acquiesce with the right amount of persuasion.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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