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    • Poppyf13
    • By Poppyf13 14th Mar 17, 10:47 AM
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    Removing a default from credit file
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:47 AM
    Removing a default from credit file 14th Mar 17 at 10:47 AM
    I have read a few threads about getting them removed but can I try with my case?

    I was issued a default for a phone bill absolutely I honestly do not remember receiving any letter about it. Was shocked to see it pop up on my credit report.

    The debt however is unpaid. Do i need to pay some it all of the debt before I Persue this? Is it worth ringing them or just sending letters as I read on a website that better?
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:59 AM

    It!!!8217;s a long shot but there!!!8217;s no harm in asking. They!!!8217;re not supposed to remove defaults if they!!!8217;re correct, but it occasionally works. Put it in writing, and I think that offering to pay the debt in full would help.

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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 14th Mar 17, 11:26 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 11:26 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 11:26 AM
    Its very unlikely they will remove it if it is correct.

    Your credit file is a true record of your credit history,
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • Poppyf13
    • By Poppyf13 14th Mar 17, 10:31 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:31 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:31 PM
    Even if they issued it without notice they were going to give a default?
    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 14th Mar 17, 10:52 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:52 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:52 PM
    Even if they issued it without notice they were going to give a default?
    Originally posted by Poppyf13
    Yes, the breach (failure to send a default notice) can be remedied very easily by them sending it to you again.

    That is all that's required to remedy the breach.
    It would not in itself constitute a valid reason for removal of the default.

    If you agree you failed to pay the account, then the default was correctly applied.

    If on the other hand there was a valid reason why you didn't pay, for example some kind of dispute, which was ignored by the creditor, then you could argue the default was incorrectly applied, and ask for it to be removed.
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