Should I Accept the Settlement Offer From the Debt Collection Agency?

“Dear Steve, Until five years ago, I had been having horrible credit problems. I stopped paying everything from the past, and started living without credit, spending within my means. Almost everything has fallen off my credit report, since most are over 7 years old. I have one bad account that is only five years old. … Read more

Debt Collector Won’t Send Me Debt Settlement Agreement in Writing – Kathy

Kathy “Dear Steve, Currently in the process of paying a settlement for a debt owed due to my car being repossessed. This settlement is through NCO Financial Systems. The agreement was initially on the phone for a set amount to be paid over 6 months. This was secured with an immediate withdrawl from my bank … Read more

AMEX Won’t Accept My Settlement Offer. What Do I Do Now? – Michelle

Michelle “Dear Steve, I had been an AMEX customer for years who always met my monthly obligations. My husband lost his job 2 years ago and because of the economy, has not been able to find another. His income was the primary income for our family. He started his own company at the end of … Read more

I Have an Account With HSBC And They Don’t Want to Settle. – Arvin

Arvin “Dear Steve, I opened an account with HSBC in 2004 for $1,600. I have been making my monthly payments even more than the minimum monthly payment required. However, due to my current financial hardship, I was not able to pay monthly. The interest rate is 23.80% and penalties kept adding to my account in … Read more

Bank of America Gave Me a Settlement Amount But They Keep Changing It. – Rob

“Dear Steve, I talked with Bank of America Credit card, they gave me a settlement amount, it was too much for me to pay immediately on the phone as requested. I sent them a check for the amount with a letter stating it was for the agreed amount for settlement etc. They cashed the check … Read more