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How long does a credit bureau take to reflect changes in a report?

New York, NY |

I had a creditor submit a request to delete their tradeline with Transunion today.

Wondering how long it will take for it to be reflected in my report, and that tradeline to disappear?

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  1. Best answer

    From the time Transunion receives the information it should be between 30 and 60 days.

    The answer provided is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Pennsylvania residents may call my office for a consultation and if you reside outside of Pennsylvania you must contact an Attorney in your home State for thorough legal opinion.


  2. It varies no way to predict but likely shouldn't take more than a month. There are guidelines for the dispute process for them to respond and an item to be removed. However if they agree to have the item removed your best bet is to ask them how long.

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  3. The creditor has to change its electronic record, which can take time. Once that is done, when it sends the data to Transunion (usually at the end of the month), it will get updated.

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