Paying off a 3year old debt

I am going to be applying for a mortgage at somepoint now or maybe up to a year or even two years time.

I have a £170 debt on my credit report dating back to feb 02, is it worth paying back as the company have made no effort to contact me since I moved house?

Thanks in advance for your help


  • Malestrom
    Malestrom Posts: 983 Forumite
    Yes, you should pay the amount owed and ensure that your credit record is updated accordingly. They won't remove the entry but at least any prospective lender will see that its been satisfied.
    He huihuinga taangata he pukenga whakaaro – A meeting of people; a wellspring of ideas (Maori proverb)
  • DilbertJones
    DilbertJones Posts: 670 Forumite
    So its definatley worth spending the £170 & not saving it towards any future mortgage?

    Sorry If I am sounding dumb
  • idiot_3
    idiot_3 Posts: 136 Forumite
    yes. a satisfied default will look much better than an outstanding one.

    and £170 is not a lot towards a mortgage, when it could help secure a better interest rate if you pay off your default.
  • DilbertJones
    DilbertJones Posts: 670 Forumite
    Excellent, Thank you all
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