How to Remove a Paid Collection from your credit report So I had a viewer recently ask “How to remove a paid collection from your credit report?”

Hi everybody, Dave Sullivan for the Credit Guy T,V out at Philmont Scout Ranch with my son. We’ve just hiked fifty miles went up to the summit of Mount Baldy at twelve thousand four hundred feet. This week I want to talk about how to handle a Paid Collection on your credit report and if it is worth the time to try and remove it?

One thing I’ve learned on this track is don’t focus on the negative focus on the positive. If you have a paid collection and nothing else derogatory on your credit report and it’s a few years old it could actually help you. I won’t get into that right now, you can watch future episodes for how that could be. What I would tell you is focused on the positive don’t focus on the negative. If you have a paid collection, leave it alone. Every month the goes by it will actual help improve your credit score naturally, provided you don’t have any other derogatory information at all.

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How to remove a collection from your credit report and improve your score. Your first move should always be to attempt the pay for delete strategy. It is the only way to get a collection completely removed from your credit report. Collection companies can offer to completely remove a collection from your credit report, but only if they are in good standing with the credit repositories. If they make the request to often, then the collection company runs the risk of being punished by the credit repository. It is not always an available option but it should be your first priority. Paying collections without removing the account completely off your credit report will always result in a negative credit score impact.