What is SYNCB/PPXTRM?
SYNCB/PPXTRM is a credit report code that stands for Synchrony Bank/PayPal Extras Mastercard. This code may appear on your credit report as a hard inquiry when you apply for a PayPal Extras Mastercard issued by Synchrony Bank.
How Hard Inquiries Affect Your Credit Score
When you apply for credit, such as a loan or credit card, lenders often perform a hard inquiry on your credit report. This involves requesting a copy of your credit report from one or more of the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion. Each hard inquiry is recorded on your credit report and has the potential to slightly lower your credit score.
Typically, a single hard inquiry may only cause your credit score to drop by a few points. However, accumulating multiple hard inquiries, particularly within a short time frame, can result in a more significant impact on your credit score. This is because lenders may perceive multiple inquiries as a sign of financial distress or increased risk of default.
How long do hard inquiries stay on your credit report?
Hard inquiries can stay on your credit report for up to two years. However, their influence on your credit score is generally most prominent during the first year. As time passes, the impact of hard inquiries on your credit score gradually diminishes, and they eventually drop off your credit report after the two-year mark.
Strategies to Limit the Impact of Hard Inquiries
To minimize the damage caused by hard inquiries on your credit report, consider the following tips:
- Space out your credit applications and avoid applying for multiple credit products in a short period.
- Apply for credit only when necessary to maintain responsible credit habits.
- Periodically review your credit report to ensure the accuracy of hard inquiries and other items.
Removing SYNCB/PPXTRM from Your Credit Report
If you want to remove SYNCB/PPXTRM from your credit report, you have two options. The first is to dispute the hard inquiry with the credit reporting agency. This involves writing a credit dispute letter to the credit bureaus explaining why the inquiry is incorrect and requesting its removal.
Alternatively, you can enlist the help of a credit repair company, such as Lexington Law, which specializes in removing negative items from credit reports. With over 18 years of experience, their clients have seen over 6 million removals in 2021 alone.
Lexington Law can also help you dispute (and possibly remove) the following items:
- late payments
- charge offs
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