28th November 2019

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Can you pay off a charged off account?

Therefore, the debt is charged off. But the accounting move by the creditor to charge off the balance due in no way affects your obligation to pay what is owed. In the most basic terms, a debt is owed until it is paid. However, state laws provide a statute of limitations for collecting a debt using the courts.

Do closed accounts on your credit report hurt your score?

While your score will continue to include account history from all closed, as well as open, cards for as long as they remain on your credit report, the credit bureaus remove closed accounts in good standing after about 10 years and closed accounts with a history of late payments after seven years from the date of the

What happens when your credit card gets charged off?

After an account has been considered charged off, the credit card issuer will still attempt to collect it. But most importantly, having a credit card or any other debt charged off will do great damage to your credit score. In most cases, a lender won't charge off a debt until it is 180 days past due.
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