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Chase Settled 35%!!

Submitted by on Thu, 04/08/2010 - 19:38
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Settled my Chase card at 35% over 4 payments. The balance was about $9800 and it was about 118 days late. I hadn't heard from them in about a month so I called in and asked them if they would be interested in settling that I had sold some stuff and could possibly settle instead of declaring bk. A mere 15 minutes later he had it approved at 35%. Very easy.

The settlement letter is pretty vague but hoping I get a letter at the end of the payments showing 0 balance due as they have stated.

3 down 1 to go. Capital One is being icky on my last card. I told them I was declaring bk and gave them attorney information which moves it to the bk department. I'm hoping in a month I'll be able to negotiate with that unit. Wish me luck!

I settled today one of my chase cards. This is my third month late on payments. I told them I had no other option other than to settle and that I can settle 40% of the total owed. They approved, and I said I wanted it in writing, and I could send them a cashiers check for the amount. Last month they said all they could offer was 70% that I pay from the amount owed, I couldn't then. They also at that point offered a 55% which was to high for me too. Maybe I could have gone lower from what I read here, but I am more than happy because that is just one of the credit cards I owe. Glad I saved here and there some money. Stacy66

Submitted by on Mon, 04/19/2010 - 16:26

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Is this direct with Chase, or a collection agency? Who was the current holder of the debt?

The reason we need to know this is because anybody who also has to deal with that company now has a general idea of the acceptable guidelines they company has for settling.

Chase and Capitol One typically sell the debt or use a contracted collection agency. I have personally worked both their files, and they went through several different companies who ended up all using our lawfirm. The company that is contracted or buy the debt is what determines the acceptable settlement limits, not the banks.

Many banks use a company called NCO, and the settlement rates can be absurdly low. Some BoA debt holders will settle for a half eaten bag of chips.

Submitted by doggzilla on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 22:21


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My post wasnt that long, how could you have missed me saying that was a possibility not once, but twice?
The ligation rate is no different than any other company. One of my jobs as a collector was to verify the suitworthiness of files. There are coded internal collections scores which express the priority of a debtor to be sued. The vast majority of people were not to be sued unless we could find that they had property which did not have a judgment or lien against it.
Banks typically have their own rules for us, like dont sue anything under $1500, and they only approve litigation in batches. It doesnt make sense for them to sue everyone, they would have to pay the lawyer's out of their own pocket and then wait until people could pay or had jobs. They then have to find out the people had jobs, and hire us again to garnish them.
Banks are not any more zealous than any other company when it comes to any general dollar amount.
Any company that handles debts above $1500 is going to have an above average litigation rate. This is because the average litigation rate is reduced massively by the companies that have a million $300 accounts they never sue.
For someone to have an accurate view of average litigation rates, they would have to reduce the standard deviation of the sample group to avoid the smallest and largest accounts.

Submitted by doggzilla on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 09:06


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