More Than Credit Repair
Credit restoration, or what’s also known as credit repair, is the process spelled out through the Fair Credit Reporting Act of having erroneous, obsolete, and unverifiable derogatory accounts removed from a credit reporting agency (Experian, Equifax, Transunion) consumer report. This process is highly effective and can significantly increase credit scores. However, we provide more than credit repair.
At ERA Credit Services we offer our clients much more than credit repair and just removing derogatory accounts. Credit restoration is a one-time process but maintaining a positive credit score to save money on interest rates, deposits, and increasing one’s buying power requires ongoing maintenance. That is why we offer several services to maintain the overall health of a client’s credit score and overall financial situation.
A Credit Attorney
In some cases the credit reporting agencies, also known as credit bureaus, do not remove items that should be removed by federal law. In those cases we engage the services of our credit attorney on your behalf at no extra cost. It’s part of our credit repair service. Again, we provide more than credit repair.
Online Credit Monitoring
We believe that your credit score is like a vital sign of your overall financial health and that’s it’s important to monitor your credit report and credit score on a regular basis. That is why we offer an affordable online credit monitoring service. Our service not only keeps you up to date on your score and credit bureau report but it also has an interactive money manager and the ability to contact creditors directly in the event something shows up on your report that you want to investigate and have removed or updated after you have completed our credit restoration service.
Identity Theft Protection
As someone increases their credit score they become more susceptible to identity theft. Identity theft is the fastest growing white collar crime in the country. Identity theft occurs very 2 seconds. The last thing anyone wants to have happen when they are increasing their credit score is to have it decimated by having their identity stolen. So, we provide our clients with LifeLock, the #1 identity theft service available. Our clients get alerts when an account is being opened using their information. This protects against someone else using their information to open an account.
Positive Credit Builder
To allow our clients to understand their personal credit reports, credit scores, and what they can do themselves to further build a positive credit score we offer an online service that analyzes their credit report and gives recommendations on the steps they can take to significantly impact their score. This service educates the client that is serious about building and maintaining the best credit score possible.
Secured Credit Card
For those consumers that have not yet established credit or have a credit score that is currently too low to qualify for an unsecured or traditional credit card, we offer a secured credit card program through Synovus Bank. You can deposit from $300 to $2,000 in an FDIC account and receive a credit card up to the limit of that deposit. Your approval for this program is not based on credit score. And, the best part is that on time payments will be reported to all 3 major credit reporting agencies thus increasing your credit history and credit score.
Debt Payoff and Budgeting
We also provide our clients with an interactive online debt payoff and budgeting tool. This program teaches people how to use the same amount of money they are currently spending on their bills to pay down down faster and more effectively. By doing so, their credit score increases due to a better debt utilization ratio. But as importantly, they save thousands of dollars in interest payments.