FAQs

I am ready to sign up right now. How do I do it?

It all starts with a credit assessment, by calling our toll free number and speaking with one of our Credit Specialists or clicking on the enroll button at the top of the page. We're different from our competition in that every one of our clients receives individual attention from Fast Start Financial. We formulate a customized plan of action based on your specific needs. No two clients are alike!

How much does bad credit cost?

The cost of credit repair is small compared to the cost of living with bad credit. Below are a few examples of the cost of bad credit.

Auto Loan

If you are making vehicle payments, you are most likely paying between $4,000 and $10,000 more over the course of the loan just for having credit score issues.

This added interest shows up every month in a higher payment.

Example: Car Loan

$23,000 Vehicle Financed for 5 Years

Credit Status Rate Payment Interest Paid
High Credit Score 3% $413 $1,796
Slightly Damaged 9% $477 $5,646
Damaged 18% $584 $12,042

Home Loan

Damaged credit on a vehicle is nothing compared to the effect of damaged credit on a home loan. A typical home can cost between $180,000 and $300,000 more in interest of the 30 year loan, if you are buying the home with damaged credit.

Example: $120,000 home paid over 30 years:

Credit Status Rate Payment Interest Paid
High Credit Score 7% $798 $167,410
Slightly Damaged 9% $966 $227,596
Damaged 13% $1,327 $357,878

Example: $190,000 home paid over 30 years:

Credit Status Rate Payment Interest Paid
High Credit Score 7% $1,264 $265,066
Slightly Damaged 9% $1,529 $360,361
Damaged 13% $2,120 $566,640

Credit Cards

It is not unusual to not be able to get an unsecured credit card with damaged credit. The accounts you may be approved for will typically have higher rates, low credit limits, and have higher than normal penalties and fees for things like late payments.

How do you restore bad credit?

Once we've received your credit reports, we will analyze your credit history to identify items that are responsible for bringing your credit score down. Then we will draft letters to dispute these negative items on your behalf. Although we encourage consumers to dispute their own credit if they have the time and knowledge to do so It is important to note that, according to federal law, the credit bureaus can ignore your dispute under a variety of conditions. In our experience, a large part of dispute letters sent directly from consumers are rejected for one reason or another. Fast Start Financial letters are expertly designed such that credit bureaus will accept the dispute and conduct an investigation.

A disputed credit listing must be verified as accurate for it to remain on the credit report. If the credit listing contains an error, the credit bureau may simply correct the item. Unfortunately, very often disputed credit items cannot be verified because either the creditor no longer possesses the necessary information, or that creditor will not go to the effort of verifying it even if they have the information in question. Furthermore, the investigation must be completed within 30 days or the listing MUST be removed. For these reasons, properly disputed credit listings are removed from your credit report with remarkable frequency.

At the conclusion of the credit bureau's investigation, a new copy of the credit report is sent to you along with any deletions or improvements. You then provide us with a copy of the new credit report and the cycle repeats itself at strategic intervals.

Each time an investigation is initiated, the odds of receiving a particular deletion increases.

How long does it take?

Everyone wants you to see results immediately. Although everyone's credit history is different, most people will see progress within the first 45 days of their membership. The majority of time is spent waiting for the credit bureaus to respond to requests. We take great effort in getting our disputes to the bureaus as fast as possible. As a reference, the average person with 7-10 inaccurate, misleading or obsolete items on each credit report should be prepared for a 6-9 month commitment.

Do you guarantee results?

By law, no company can guarantee that they can have items removed from your credit reports, but we stand behind our services.  If you feel you do not see results, we will evaluate your account and you will receive a portion of your money back if appropriate progress with your case has not been made. Please refer to our Terms of Use for more details.

What if removed items reappear?

This happens occasionally either by accident or a creditor has eventually verified a particular item. This is what is known as a 'soft delete'. The FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Agency) has made it much more difficult for a creditor to replace an item once it has been removed. Fast Start Financial will re-challenge the item with the full force of the prior removal in our favor.

Is this legal?

Yes, you are given the right under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), including the right to challenge inaccurate, misleading and obsolete items appearing on your credit report. Fast Start Financial uses every venue available to you under the law to help you assert these rights.

How is this done legally?

Disputing items on your credit report is your legal right (see the Fair Credit Reporting Act). When you use Fast Start Financial to help repair your credit, we are abiding by and using all federal and regional laws regulating third party credit repair assistance.

What is a credit score?

A credit score is a numerical ranking system that lenders use to determine how much of a credit risk you are. A credit score is a numeric indication of how likely you are to repay debts such as loans or lines of credit. Lenders use this number to determine how much of a credit risk you are. Credit scores also are designed to indicate your creditworthiness in comparison with other consumers. Credit scores are based on the data in your credit report and are generated by computers using artificial intelligence. Usually a credit score is between the numbers 300 to 900. The higher your score, the more "creditworthy" you are to lenders.

What is my credit score based on?

Credit scoring is based on many factors that may include: Amount of available credit Payment history Recent requests for credit Amount of credit currently being used Length of credit history Under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, credit scoring may not use gender, martial status, national origin, race, or religion as factors.

How can bad credit be deleted?

Negative credit listings are deleted from peoples' credit reports each and every day! Fast Start Financial is hard at work every day challenging damaging and questionable credit entries on behalf of its clients. Utilizing proven and absolutely legal methods, Fast Start Financial is a professional organization working for you and your credit.

Will I get results?

Yes. We know from experience that due to our one on one personal approach, our clients experience tremendous results. The ranges of success are as endless and unique as our clients. We partner with our clients, giving them every advantage they can have in the credit world. Yes, achieving results requires that we work in partnership. Your results will reflect that partnership.

What are the advantages of using Fast Start Financial?

While there are many companies who brand themselves as credit repair organizations, most of them lack the breath of experience and expertise necessary to adequately represent your dispute efforts. Some of the specific advantages of using Fast Start Financial are:

  • We can dispute claims directly with creditors.
  • We enforce your rights under the various federal and state credit laws.
  • On your behalf we can demand a creditor address and settle debts.
  • We research and keep current our knowledge of consumer laws and their changes, interpretations, and applicability of those laws.
  • We govern ourselves according to the rules and principles of professional conduct.

How long have you been doing credit report repair?

Fast Start Financial has a staff with over 10 years of experience which has been repairing people's credit by challenging the credit reporting companies and the methods they use to blacken the credit of thousands of Americans. Using lawyers, accountants, underwriters, bankers and repair specialists, Fast Start Financial demystifies the experience of credit repair. We employ innovative solutions and adhere to the laws and regulations that govern the credit reporting industry.

Why do I need to Pay My Bills?

When we delete a negative credit report listing, the actual debt remains. You still owe the same amount of money that you owed to begin with. If you don't pay the debt, the creditor or collection agency could always report the item again. So removing the listing without addressing the debt is only a temporary solution.