How to Remove CBNA From Your Credit Report


Is CBNA hurting your credit score?

Credit Saint has successfully assisted countless clients in removing inaccurate and questionable credit inquiries from their credit reports.

What is CBNA?

CBNA is a credit report code that generally stands for Citibank North America. Citibank is the 4th largest credit card issuer in the United States. They have approximately 200 million customers.

Why is CBNA on my credit report?

‘CBNA credit card’ may be on your credit report as a hard inquiry. This happens when you’ve applied for a credit card issued by Citibank.

Citi has some of the most popular credit cards on the market such as:

  • Citi Diamond Preferred
  • Citi Double Cash
  • Citi Premier
  • Citi Prestige
  • Citi Rewards Card
  • Citi Simplicity

They also have co-branded cards with brands such as:

  • American Airlines
  • AT&T
  • Best Buy
  • Costco
  • Expedia
  • The Home Depot

Citibank (CBNA) Hard Inquiries

The following is a list of Citibank inquiry codes that you may find on your credit report:

What else does CBNA stand for?

The CBNA acronym is most commonly used by Citibank North America, but other institutions also use it.

  • Community Bank, N.A.: CBNA also stands for Community Bank, N.A. This is a community bank with locations in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Vermont
  • Credit Bureau of North America: CBNA is also an acronym for Credit Bureau of North America, which is a debt collection agency.
  • Comenity Bank: In some cases, CBNA may stand for Comenity Bank, which is a credit card company that specializes in store credit cards.

What is a hard inquiry?

A hard inquiry occurs any time you apply for new credit and the lender or creditor runs a credit check. It can be for a mortgage, apartment, car loan, credit card, insurance policy, cell phone, and sometimes even a job application.

Hard inquiries will typically only drop your credit score by a few points. However, if you have too many, especially in a short period of time, they can really start to add up and do some damage.

What is a soft inquiry?

A soft inquiry typically occurs when a company checks your credit history as part of a background check. It can also happen when a credit card issuer or lender checks your credit to prequalify you for an offer. Sometimes a soft inquiry might even be pulled by an existing creditor just checking on your current credit situation.

Soft inquiries do not have an impact on your credit scores.

Addressing Unauthorized Inquiries

If you haven’t applied for a CBNA credit card, or don’t recognize the credit inquiry, contact Citibank North America and ask them why an inquiry was made. The creditor’s name should be listed under the hard inquiry section of your credit report.

How long does a CBNA inquiry stay on your credit report?

A hard credit inquiry can remain on your credit report for up to two years. Each time a hard inquiry is made, it is recorded by one or all of the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

Having a single hard inquiry on your credit report like CBNA won’t cause much damage to your credit score. However, if you have multiple credit inquiries within a 2-year period, they can impact your credit significantly.

Can CBNA be removed from my credit report?

Credit Saint specializes in removing CBNA inquiries and other inaccurate negative marks on your credit report. With over 15 years of experience, they have a proven track record of removing incorrect entries for many clients.

Their commitment to providing effective solutions and exceptional customer service has earned them a reputation as a go-to resource for those seeking to improve their credit. In addition to removing inquiries, their services extend to disputing and potentially removing the following items from your credit report:

  • late payments
  • collections
  • charge offs
  • foreclosures
  • repossessions
  • bankruptcies

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