If you are paying monthly, or are considering paying monthly for credit repair, this is great information for you. Credit repair or credit restoration, as we like to call it, is the process of removing obsolete, erroneous, and other items that the creditor does not verify as listed accurately on a credit report, from that credit report. The result of going through this process in most cases is an increase in a credit score, sometimes a significant increase.
You, as a consumer can go through this process yourself. That is how the law is set up. However, it is not as simple to do as the credit reporting agencies (Experian, Equifax, and Transunion) make it seem. First, you’ll need to have a copy of your credit reports. You can receive a free credit report from all three credit bureaus at www.annualcreditreport.com
Ultimately, if you decide that you do not have the knowledge, expertise and time to go through this process on your own you can enlist the services of a company to do it for you. Presumably a company that focuses on providing credit repair for consumers has a much better chance of success with the process in addition to saving you time.
How companies charge for their credit repair services and why.
The majority of companies in this industry charge monthly fees to provide the service. The intent by these companies is to make it appear more affordable. However, in many cases it can be more costly while paying monthly for credit repair.
Most credit repair companies that have you paying monthly for credit repair will not dispute all of your derogatory items immediately.
They will only dispute a small percentage of them initially. The process of contacting the credit reporting agencies, then those agencies contacting the creditors reporting those derogatory items, and getting a response back takes about 45 days. However, in most cases you will not be made aware of this time frame nor will you have access to information about how many items are being addressed, or when this first process has ended. It’s quite possible that the credit repair company may choose to take much longer to go through this first phase of the process.
The credit repair company hopes to provide some level of success so you will continue to pay the monthly fee. But if they don’t have any success initially how will you know? Then the credit repair company will address the items that were not removed initially, and address more remaining items, but not all. By the time they address the next set of items you could be going into your 4th month of service. This process is repeated over and over again until all items are eventually addressed.
Credit repair companies charge a wide array of monthly fees ranging from typically $60 per month to over $100 per month. These companies also typically charge a set up fee. Usually the higher the set up fee the lower the monthly fee, but not always.
Contracting a company to provide you with credit repair in this manner can cost well over $1,000 and take a very long time, a year or more. But there is an alternative!
Our company addresses all items immediately. Our goal is to remove as many items as possible and increase your score as quickly as we can.
The reason we do business this way is because, in addition to working directly with consumers, we also have relationships with companies in industries that need credit worthy clients such as real estate, mortgage, banking, automobile dealers, solar companies, and more. In order to help them get people qualified to purchase through these companies and their agents we have to perform quickly. We have to show these companies that we can get a client of theirs in a position to buy from them as soon as possible.
We also report everything we’re doing to our customers though an online portal that we set up usually within 24 hours of the customer starting with us. You’ll see every derogatory item you have with all 3 credit bureaus and can follow the progress including dates of when these items are addressed. We also send you the correspondence that goes to the credit agencies. You are informed in every step of the process.
Paying Monthly for Credit Repair – Our Program
Our monthly fee program is $89.00 per month after a one time activation fee of $99.00. Your first payment to us is $188.00. However, with our monthly program we also offer online credit monitoring so you can see the change in your credit score and credit report 24/7. We also provide identity theft protection through LifeLock and additional services as well. And remember, we dispute all your items immediately. All for $89.00 a month.
Give us a call. We’ll discuss your specific situation and walk you through how it all works free of charge. You can choose which payment option is best for you. Then you can monitor everything we’re doing for you 24/7.
We have offices in San Diego, CA and Clearwater, FL. However, we work with clients from all 50 states.