How to Remove SYNCB Old Navy From Your Credit Report

Is SYNCB Old Navy hurting your credit score?

Lexington Law Firm has successfully assisted millions of clients in removing inaccurate and questionable credit inquiries from their credit reports.

What is SYNCB Old Navy?

SYNCB/Old Navy stands for Synchrony Bank/Old Navy. You may see SYNCB Old Navy or Old Navy Visa/SYNCB on your credit report as a hard inquiry. This usually happens when you apply for an Old Navy credit card issued by Synchrony Bank.

Benefits of the Old Navy Credit Card

The Old Navy credit card, issued by Synchrony Bank, is a store-branded card that offers various perks to cardholders. These benefits include:

  • Exclusive discounts and promotions
  • Reward points for every dollar spent at Old Navy and affiliated stores
  • Special birthday offers
  • Access to presales and exclusive events

With these benefits, the Old Navy credit card may be a valuable option for frequent Old Navy shoppers.

The Difference Between Hard and Soft Inquiries

When applying for an Old Navy credit card, you may notice a hard inquiry on your credit report. It’s essential to understand the difference between hard and soft inquiries to evaluate their impact on your credit score.

Hard Inquiries

A hard inquiry takes place when a lender or creditor checks your credit report because you’ve applied for new credit. These inquiries can slightly lower your credit score, and having too many in a short period can negatively impact your creditworthiness.

Soft Inquiries

Soft inquiries are more routine credit checks that don’t affect your credit score. They can occur when a potential employer, insurance company, or existing creditor reviews your credit history for background purposes.

How long do hard inquiries stay on your credit report?

Regardless of whether you’re approved for the Old Navy credit card, the hard inquiry will stay on your credit report. Typically, hard inquiries remain on your report for up to 2 years. Each inquiry is documented by one or more of the three major credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

Dealing with Unauthorized Inquiries

If you come across an inquiry on your credit report that you don’t recognize or are certain you didn’t initiate, it’s essential to take action. Contact Synchrony Bank to inquire about the unfamiliar hard inquiry.

The name of the creditor responsible for the inquiry should be visible under the hard inquiry section of your credit report. By addressing unauthorized inquiries promptly, you can protect your credit score and guard against potential identity theft.

Can SYNCB Old Navy be removed from my credit report?

Lexington Law specializes in removing inquiries and other negative marks on your credit report. With more than 18 years of experience, they achieved over 6 million removals for their clients in 2021 alone.

They can also help you dispute (and possibly remove) the following items:

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

Taking Control of Your Credit

By understanding the impact of hard inquiries like SYNCB Old Navy and monitoring your credit report, you can take control of your credit health. If you’re experiencing difficulties with your credit, consider reaching out to professionals like Lexington Law for a free credit consultation to explore your options for improving your credit score.

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