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Credit Report Details

The Credit Report Details form is used to set credit reporting details for a debtor and cosigners.

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Credit Report Details form

tip.gif Please refer to Credit Report Details Basics for steps to access this form.

Options used as default values when you report Debtor credit are set in the Credit Report Preferences form. These settings can be changed here, at the individual Debtor level, if necessary. In most cases, the defaults should be fine. You may need to set the Association field on an individual level.

If you are having trouble deciding what values should be set, contact your local credit bureau representative.

tip.gif Choices provided are for normal collection and credit management agencies. You can choose an item from the pick list to enter its corresponding code in the credit report settings.

warning.gif WARNING: Reporting credit is a legal matter. You are responsible for ensuring that the information you are sending is accurate and complete. Do not report credit without being ABSOLUTELY SURE about your legal rights and the legal rights of the person or entity you are reporting.

Reporting Credit With Collect!

When you setup your credit bureau reporting correctly, Collect! takes care of all the details by automatically scheduling a Metro contact for each debtor that you want to report. After you report, Collect! forwards this contact for the next reporting period. Collect! tracks changes in the debtor's profile for credit bureau purposes and reports the correct codes to the bureau.

The Credit Report Details form is where you keep track of the debtor's status for credit reporting purposes. Changes that you make to the settings on this form will be reflected in your credit bureau report.

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Report To Credit Bureau

When this flag is checked, the Debtor is set to be reported to the credit bureaus.

tip.gif Please make sure you have permission from your client to report this debtor. You may want to visit the Client Settings to ensure that credit bureau reporting is enabled.

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Control Account Manually

When this is switched ON, Collect! will not change the credit reporting Account Status when processing Metro contacts for reporting to credit bureaus. This means you will have to manually select the required Status from the pick list when the account's status changes.

tip.gif By default, the Account Status for reporting, such as "Seriously past due" or "Paid in full," changes depending on the reporting industry and the state of the account. Ordinarily, you do not need to control accounts manually. Collect! puts additional information into the Payment Rating field where necessary to retain information, (e.g. 30-60-90 days overdue for credit grantors).

tip.gif This is useful for special requirements, such as changing an ECOA Association Code at a later date, after the Account is Paid in Full. Or, setting the Account Status to Paid in Full when posting Early Payoff or adjustments with advanced Interest settings.

Only switch this ON if you are sure that Collect! cannot correctly handle your reporting requirements automatically with the built-in functionality of credit bureau reporting.

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Start Reporting

Press F2 while in this field to bring up the calendar, where you can select the date that you wish to start reporting this Debtor to the bureau. You may also enter a date in the MM/DD/YY format.

By default, this field will show Today's Date unless there is an In Progress Metro Contact on the account. In that case, it will display the date of the Metro Contact, instead.

tip.gif If the 'Delay Report' switch is ON in the Credit Bureau Setup form, the Delay Days value will be reflected here. The extra days are only added to Today's Date if this is the first time you are setting up credit bureau reporting on this account. You can select a different date if you wish.

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Reporting Industry

This field contains the industry type that classifies the reporting agency. The list of default industries provided by Collect! covers normal collection and credit management. When you select one of the industries in the list, other pick lists change to enable you to set the account type based on the industry.

Please refer to your Metro 2 Manual for help in choosing from the pick list.

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Account Type

This field contains the account type code that identifies the account classification. The list of default account types provided by Collect! covers normal collection and credit management. The choices for this field change depending on the industry selected for the Reporting Industry.

Please refer to your Metro 2 Manual for help in choosing from the pick list.

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Status Code

This field contains the status code that properly identifies the current condition of the account. The list of default status codes provided by Collect! covers normal collection and credit management. Please refer to your Metro 2 Manual for help in choosing from the pick list.

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Payment Rating

This field contains settings for specifying whether or not an account is Current or Past Due. It is only visible for certain Status Codes that Collect! does not handle automatically. Please refer to Credit Reporting Functional Description for details.

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Portfolio

This field contains the type of the debt. The pick list offers choices for common credit and loan types. Please refer to your Metro 2 Manual for help in choosing from the pick list.

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Special Comments

This field is used in conjunction with the Account Status to further define the account. Special comment codes, when found, will however take precedence over the value in Account Status.

The list of default choices provided by Collect! covers normal collection and credit management. Please refer to your Metro 2 Manual for help in choosing from the pick list.

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Association Code

This is used to designate an account in compliance with the ECOA. This setting can be changed for an individual Debtor while you are on the Credit Report Details form accessed from the Debtor form.

The list of default choices provided by Collect! covers normal collection and credit management. Please refer to your Metro 2 Manual for help in choosing from the pick list.

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Condition Code

This field allows for reporting of a condition that is required for legal compliance; e.g., according to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Please refer to your Metro 2 Manual for help in choosing from the pick list.

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Country Code

This is the country that the Debtor lives in.

The list of default country codes provided by Collect! shows only a few of the most used country codes. Please refer to your Metro 2 Manual for help in choosing from the pick list or adding to it.

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Indicator

This field contains a value indicating a special bankruptcy condition which applies to the debtor cosigner. Please refer to your Metro 2 Manual for help in choosing from the pick list.

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Report Cosigner

This is used to determine if the Debtor has a cosigner to be reported.

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Cosigner

Selecting this button will take you to the Debtor Cosigner form.

tip.gif Pressing F1 from the Debtor and Cosigner forms will bring up help for each field in those forms. This help includes credit bureau reporting details for entering information in each field that pertains to credit reporting. Please read this help carefully, as information sent to credit bureaus must be in an EXACT format.

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Defaults

When reporting a Debtor to the Credit Bureaus, there are certain settings that need to be reported to the bureaus.

Select this button to display the Credit Report Preferences form where you can choose default credit reporting settings at the system level. When you flag a Debtor to be reported to the Credit Bureau, these default settings will automatically apply to the Debtor.

You can override these defaults on an individual Debtor level through the Credit Report Details dialog.

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Help

Press this button for help on the Credit Report Details form and links to related topics.

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Cancel

Selecting this button will ignore any changes you have made and return you to the previous form.

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OK

Selecting this button will save any changes you may have made and return you to the previous form.

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See Also

- Credit Report Details Basics - Introduction/Accessing
- Credit Bureau Reporting Topics
- Credit Reporting Functional Description

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