How do I remove a second loan off my credit report after a house went into foreclosure?

Asked 12 months ago - Whittier, CA

My house went into foreclosure 8 years ago and the second loan taken out from Wells Fargo is still remaining. How do I petition this to be removed. Is there a standard form letter to submit? This still effects our credit score.

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  1. Justin Drayton Graham

    Contributor Level 13


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . The foreclosure of a mortgage loan does not have the effect of removing the loan from the borrower's credit file. And, it may be that the second loan survived the foreclosure and remains active.

  2. Daniel Tam


    Contributor Level 16


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Need more facts. Is the date of default more than 8 years ago on the second loan as well? If that is the case, from the very limited facts given, this account should have already dropped off your credit report. You simply need to dispute this with the credit bureaus. Identify the account in your letter, and inform them that the account went into default more than 7 years ago, if that is in fact the case. The addresses are as follows:

    PO Box 2000
    Chester, PA 19022-2000

    Equifax Information Service, LLC
    PO Box 740256
    Atlanta, GA 30374

    PO Box 9701
    Allen, TX 75013

  3. Antoinette Cara Liewen

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . If the first foreclosed, you still owe the second mortgage.

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  4. Clifford Sculley Bordeaux


    Contributor Level 10

    Answered . When was the foreclosure sale completed? If it has been more than 7 years since the foreclosure and the bank never filed a lawsuit against you, you may be able to get this removed from your credit report.

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