1st, Paying off a old account will not remove the account
2nd, the account should stay on your credit for 180 days + 7 years from the last paymnet made (before the card was charged off)
3rd, If you feel the information should be removed from your credit you should wright and send in a request of removal to
P.O. Box 2000
Chester, PA 19022-2000
Information Services LLC
P.O. Box 740256
Atlanta, GA 30374
National Consumer Assistance Center
P.O. Box 2002
Allen, TX 75013
4th, How your credit score is determand
Payment history 35% – Information about how you’ve managed your money in the past. This includes the number of past due items and how long items have arisen as well as collection activities you’ve experienced. Attachments are taken into account.
Amount Owed 30% - The total of your outstanding accounts, including the number of balances and the amounts owed on each one, greatly affects your FICO score. Credit rating bureaus also look at the proportion of the credit lines you have available to what you’ve actually used.
Length of credit history 15 % - Each of your accounts is separately reviewed to see how long it’s been opened and what type of activity has been generated.
New Credit 10% - Accounts you’ve recently established as well as credit inquiries from other lenders are all considered in determining your score.
Type of credit used 10% - This is the number of each type of borrowing including credit cards and retail accounts.
· 1 decade ago