How Long Does a Bankruptcy Stay on My Credit Report?

On January 26, 2011, in Bankruptcy, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

Up to ten Years.

The fact that you’ve filed bankruptcy can appear on your credit report for ten years from the date your case was filed.  However, this does not mean that you can’t buy a house, rent an apartment, get a car loan or a credit card for ten years. Debts discharged in your bankruptcy should be listed on your credit report as having a zero balance. Because bankruptcy wipes out your old debts, you will likely to be in a better position to pay your current bills and make  monthly payments on new debt.

In fact, you may receive credit offers soon after your debts are discharged in bankruptcy. However, it would be wise to carefully consider the terms, need, and affordability of each new credit offer. Wisely using credit can go a long way in helping you avoid future financial problems.

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