Both Resurgent Capital Services and LVNV Funding are part of the Sherman Financial Group based in South Carolina. I have been helping people resolve debt with this debt buyer and collection agency for many years. If you are dealing with this company, as far as debt buyers go, it could be worse!
LVNV Funding and Resurgent Capital buy unpaid personal loans from SOFI (and several other online lenders), and also delinquent credit cards. They pay far less than face value for the debts they buy and rely on their sophisticated collection processes to turn a profit.
Now that you know what Resurgent is about… what is your goal?
The first thing I try to establish when helping people resolve collection accounts is to determine what goal they are trying to reach.
Do you just want to understand why you are seeing Resurgent on your credit reports, and how to get them deleted? Are you trying to avoid being sued, or have you already been sued? Are you trying to avoid paying Resurgent completely?
I am going to answer all of those questions in what follows, so be sure to read through to the end. You are welcome to ask questions at the end of the post, request a settlement estimate, and even schedule a strategy phone consult with yours truly.
Resolving Your Debt with Resurgent Capital or LVNV Funding
Because I spend most my time helping people that reach out to me to resolve debts in collection, I default to talking about how to do this first. The fact is, most debt collectors and debt buyers, including Resurgent and LVNV, want to work with you to resolve your debt. Would they like to get paid in full? Sure! Would they like all the money yesterday? You bet! But they also know how unrealistic an expectation that is.
You have an opportunity to come to a workable outcome where you can settle with Resurgent Capital for less than what you owe. Our experience helping people to resolve debt is that having a lump sum of cash to work with can sometimes save more money through a negotiated settlement, than if you must make monthly installments on the settlement.
If you do not have a lump sum to work with, negotiating a good settlement that you can pay over many months is an option. How low your account will go when you need to structure your payments over a longer period of time will vary from one person’s situation to the next.
The results when settling your Resurgent Capital account can also vary by who it is that is collecting on the account.
LVNV Places Your Accounts with Other Collection Agencies
Unlike other large debt buyers, like Portfolio Recovery and Midland Credit who initially buy and collect debts internally, LVNV will predominately place accounts with external collectors. This means you could be seeing Resurgent on your credit reports but hearing from a third party contingency collection agency.
This is a point of confusion for some of us. Why is my bank showing a negative on my credit along with Resurgent? On top of that, why am I hearing from a completely different collection agency or law firm? I provide these details in how duplicate credit reporting works.
If Resurgent Capital has LVNV collecting on your account, or if the typical contingency collection agency currently has your debt, the settlement outcomes we see can often be targeted under fifty percent.
If Resurgent has sent your account to a law firm, whether they have sued to collect or not, negotiated settlements tend to be higher than fifty percent.
For anyone trying to get a grip on what your settlement options are, and provided you have some cash to work with, or can commit to pay monthly, it is important to get a handle on the situation early. We can help you save more money in your settlement, and often get you more time to pay (if that is what you need), the sooner negotiations can start.
They Buy Other Collection Company Debts
Resurgent will sometimes buy unpaid collection accounts from other debt collectors that had already purchased them. This can lead to some confusion, like was the case when they bought most of the old Sallie Mae/Arrow Financial Services accounts.
Resurgent more recently (a couple years ago) bought up most all of the accounts owned by a previous debt buyer Cach LLC.
Chances are, if you have an old Cach LLC judgment in the courts, you will need to deal with LVNV to resolve it. If that is what is happening with you, I suggest scheduling a call with me to talk over your strategy. You can do that by clicking the scheduling box at the end of this article, or the get help button at the top.
You may already have an existing judgment from Resurgent Capital. Here too, it is a good idea to connect with me and take a look at your overall debt situation and how to accomplish your goals for resolving a court judgment from Resurgent.
Prefer to Not Pay Resurgent or LVNV Anything Ever?
Are you passed the statute of limitations (SOL) to be sued in your state? If you are, and you have not been sued by Resurgent yet, you may be able simply let this account go by.
This is made more so if you stopped paying the original loan or credit card more than 7 years ago, as Resurgent would have to stop credit reporting at the same time your bank would. I cover this with more detail in when do collections fall off my credit.
If the time to legitimately sue you has passed, and Resurgent can no longer credit report, there is nothing that would hold me back from sending Resurgent or LVNV a cease communication letter. You may find you have to send a cease communication letter to a collection agency Resurgent sent your account to.
Warning: Be careful using debt validation and cease communication letters if they still have time to sue you in your state. Purchased debts are more easily validated by debt buyers these days, and sending a cease communication letter to a debt buyer that still has time to sue you can be more of an invitation to do so.
Resurgent Capital Credit Reporting and Pay for Delete
In recent years we have started to see some really awesome developments with debt buyer credit reporting policies! If Resurgent Capital is on your credit reports, and still has time within the 7 year derogatory credit reporting life cycle (it has not yet been 7 years since you stopped paying the original creditor), you can pay or settle the debt with them and Resurgent will delete it from your credit!
This is something Resurgent has rolled out as a broad credit reporting policy. It is not something we have to negotiate with them.
Because you do not get anything more beneficial from Resurgent by paying a debt in full vs settling with them for less, I would want to negotiate the best savings I could.
If you must pay a settlement with Resurgent over a period of several months, they are not going to delete the credit reporting until you have fully paid your settlement.
It can take several weeks after your lump sum, or final payment clears, for the credit reporting removal.
This can be tremendously helpful if you are trying to clean up your credit to accomplish a personal goal, like buying a home!
Texts and Emails About Your Resurgent Capital Debt
You may start to see texts and emails from debt buyers like Resurgent Capital and LVNV Funding. This is because there are new national collection rules rolling out near the end of 2021 that allow for new forms of communication.
You will have the ability to opt out, and even opt in, to these different forms of debt collection communications.
If you have an account with Resurgent Capital or LVNV Funding, and would like to talk strategy, need professional help, or just want to get some questions answered, you can schedule a call with me, request a settlement estimate, and even post anonymously in the comment section below.