Want to Settle Discover Credit Card Sending Dispute and Debt Validation

This post was inspired by my comment exchange with a site reader about negotiating a settlement with a Discover credit card that is now in the hands of a collections law firm. My comment would have been too lengthy a reply on the page the discussion originated, and this is also something that is not … Read more

How Creditors Rate at Helping Consumers Settle Debt

Michael Bovee, over on his Debt Relief and Credit Guides site has published a very good guide for people about how the major creditors are at providing settlements for problem debt. It’s a really good list and it ranks Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Discover Card, Citibank, Capital One, and American Express. For example, … Read more

My Ex-Husband Tried All Sorts of Tricks to Make the Discover Card Bill Go Away. Now They Have a Judgment Against Me. – Sandra

“Dear Steve, In 2005 Discover card got a judgement against me in MN. My now ex-husband maxed out the card and tried to use techniques from a debt elimination company and failed. I have done nothing about it, I am stubbornly resolved it is not my debt, bit I was the card holder. Now they … Read more

I Hired a Scam Company to Help Me With My Discover Card. What Should I Do? – Joan

“Dear Steve, I was trying to modify and consolidate my Discover Card at the same time. The company I hired scammed me. I paid them over $4,000. Now I am being sued by Discover. I called the collection agency to work out payment agreement. They want an unreasonable amount down payment of $5000 and $400 … Read more

Can I Negotiate a Settlement with Discover Now They Charged Off My Account? – Debbie

Dear Steve, I opened an account with Discover back in 1993 and had good credit with them up until 2005 when I became ill, went out on disability, spent 2 years off and on in the hospitals, became inundated with medical bills and had to make tough choices on what bills I could continue paying. … Read more

Retail Store Credit Cards: How Many = Too Many?

“Would you like to save 10 percent on your purchase today by applying for a retail store credit card?” Does that sound familiar? Just about every major clothing and electronics store has promotion aimed at getting people to sign up for a store-specific credit card. But what you don’t know about retail store credit cards … Read more

Discover Card Says They Will Sue Me. How Should I Handle This? – Catherine

“Dear Mitch, I live in Florida & about 6 months ago I had to stop paying on several of my credit cards because of an increase in medical expenses for my partner. I just received a notice from discover card stating that unless I begin payments today on my balance ($2915.00), they will send my … Read more

I Have the Money But Discover Doesn’t Want to Settle. – Michele

“Dear Steve, Ten years ago, my husband and I decided to consolidate our remaining debts onto a low-interest credit card. I applied for the Discover card, and transferred about $55,000 of debt over to the card (car payments, student loan, another credit card, etc). I have made at least the minimum payment, usually more, on … Read more

Discover Card Took My Car to Pay a Judgment Against Me. – Betty

“Dear Damon, I divorced in 3/1997. my ex was given our money from 401K to pay off credit card debts, the break down came from his attorney. 1998 he filed for bankruptcy and didn’t pay the credit card bills. 9/4/11 my car was seized for these past due debts, but they sent paperwork notifying me … Read more

Discover Card Delinquencies Hit Record Low

Discover Financial Services (DFS) said the proportion of its customers who are a month late on their credit card payments hit an all-time low during its second quarter, helping more than double the card company’s profit. The record low in credit-card delinquency rates, which the company said covers a 25-year period, highlights the sharp turnaround … Read more

Discover Card Won’t Negotiate With Me. Should I Wait Out the Statue of Limitations? – Tony

“Dear Jeremy, Over the past 24 months I have managed to settle 3 second mortgages and one credit card for a grand total of 310,000 for 32000.. I have only two remaining debts and am struggling with them. They are two remaining credit cards..One through a credit union for 22k and a Discover card for … Read more

I Was Able to Negotiate a Debt Settlement With Discover I Can’t Afford. – Frances

“Dear Steve, I have credit card debt with Discover. I tried to negotiate with them. Debt is $5k due to interest rate and late payment. I would like to settle, but I cannot afford to pay a lump sum of $3600. This is a huge learning lesson. I was told I cannot file for bankruptcy. … Read more

Should I Contact Discover and Get Them to Let Me Pay 75% of My Balance? – Adam

“Dear Steve, I have about 4,000 dollars of VISA debt and about 11,000 dollars Discover card debt. I also have considerable student loans. I recently came into some money and wanted to pay off all my credit debt – which I have barely enough money to do… anyway, I was thinking about asking Discovercard to … Read more