How to Write a Capital One Goodwill Letter

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How to Write a Capital One Goodwill Letter

If your credit report is in excellent shape, but you have one late payment that you believe could hurt your credit scores, consider writing a goodwill letter to the creditor. Writing a goodwill letter could result in negative marks being removed from your credit reports.

DoNotPay can help you write a if you have one missed or late payment. We will file a goodwill deletion request asking your creditor to remove the item from your report out of goodwill since you've already paid off the balance.

What Is Capital One?

Capital One Financial Corporation is a bank offering auto loans, credit cards, banking, and savings accounts. It is one of the largest banks in the US, with over 755 branches and one of the major credit card issuers by purchase volume. Capital One is also one of the few significant issuers offering credit cards for people in all credit ranges, including those building their credits.

What Is a Goodwill Letter?

A goodwill letter is a request written to a creditor or collection agency to remove a negative mark on your credit reports. Negative points in your report due to a late payment or an account in a collection may stay for seven years to weigh your credit scores down substantially. If you missed a payment due to unfortunate circumstances like a personal emergency, writing a could save you years of credit difficulties.

When to Write a Goodwill Letter to Capital One

If you have never had any delinquency in the past and you have caught up immediately on a missed payment, Capital One might oblige you, and remove a negative remark on your credit report Other instances when it makes sense to write a goodwill letter are explored in the table below.

You might write a goodwill letter if:
  • You missed a payment due to financial difficulties such as divorce or loss of a job
  • You missed a payment because of a personal emergency such as a medical issue
  • You relocated and didn't receive a bill on your new address
  • Your payment didn't go through due to a technical error

Do Goodwill Letters to Capital One Really Work?

Unfortunately, there are no guarantees a goodwill letter to Capital One will work. However, you won't lose anything by asking for this type of assistance. In most cases, a goodwill letter will be more likely to work for a late payment removal but not for severe credit offenses. If you need to get an account in collections removed from your credit report, a goodwill letter may not help.

How to Write a Goodwill Letter to Capital One On Your Own

You can send your through mail or email. The letter should be addressed to the consumer support department at your creditor or collection agency. Use the following steps to write the letter:

  1. Write down your account number and address
  2. Briefly explain the situation that caused you to miss a payment
  3. Mention the steps you have taken so far to correct the issue and ensure it won't recur
  4. Note how a negative remark will affect you, such as hindering your ability to get a mortgage
  5. Ask for a goodwill adjustment, so the remark is removed.
  6. Include supporting documents such as hospital bills if you or a loved one had a medical emergency.
  7. Send it to Capital One, and play the waiting game.

Undoubtedly the DIY methods to are quite tedious. Luckily DoNotPay can take this burden from you. Our automated solutions can help clean your credit report in few steps.

How To Write a Goodwill Letter and Clean Up Your Credit Report Using DoNotPay

If you want to write a deletion request or clean up your credit report but are at a loss as to where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in a few easy steps:

  1. Search Clean Credit Report on DoNotPay.

  2. Prepare a recent copy of your credit report that you can use as a reference.

  3. If you've already paid off your debt, we'll help you file a Goodwill Removal Request to get it removed.

  4. If you notice any errors in your report (we have a list of common errors you can use!), we'll help you file a credit dispute with the creditor or major credit bureaus.

  5. If there are no errors, we'll check if you're still eligible to file a debt validation request. If they can't validate your debt, they're required to remove it from your report, and they can't collect it!

  6. Lastly, if none of the above options work, we'll help you file a pay-to-delete negotiation letter. You can customize the amount you are willing to pay in exchange for getting the item removed.

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DoNotPay Can Help

Late payments can impact credit health adversely, with the ramifications lasting for several years even after you have paid a late fee or a penalty APR. A single payment made more than 30 days late can hit your score hard, causing it to plummet. It is vital that you try to pay all of your bills early or on time, with no exceptions. However, some situations in life may unintentionally force you to miss or forget about payment.

If you must write a goodwill letter, DoNotPay can help. We will file a goodwill deletion request asking your creditor to remove the item from your report out of goodwill since you've already paid off the balance. Contact us today to learn more.

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