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After paying off a collection how soon will i see a change in my credit score

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No change in score

Paying off collections account will neither remove it from your credi report and your score will not change.   If a bank or mortgage lender actually reviews your credit report in full,  they will see you paid off debt in collections.   That might persuade them to give you a chance.   But most won't bother to read report if score low,.   So you basically paid off debt to avoid the creditor from initiating law suit for payment.   But your credit score will not change for paying off accounts in collections. 

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As already said, don't expect anything. You should have tried to negotiate a "pay for delete agreement" prior to paying. Your options now are: if you can find anything incorrect about the collection account, you can dispute the inaccuracies and hope for a complete deletion of the account rather than just a correction. You can also send the collection company "Goodwill Letters" kindly requesting them to remove the account from your credit reports.

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