Lesson 1, Topic 1
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3.1. Report to the credit grantor on collection action taken

ryanrori January 23, 2021

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Debits and credits

In double entry bookkeeping, debits and credits (abbreviated Dr and Cr, respectively) are entries made in account ledgers to record changes in value due to business transactions. Generally speaking, the source account for the transaction is credited (an entry is made on the right side of the account’s ledger) and the destination account is debited (an entry is made on the left). Each transaction’s debit entries must equal its credit entries.

The difference between the total debits and total credits in a single account is the account’s balance. If debits exceed credits, the account has a debit balance; if credits exceed debits, the account has a credit balance. For the company as a whole, the totals of debit balances and credit balances must be equal as shown in the trial balance report, otherwise an error has occurred.

Accountants use the trial balance to prepare financial statements (such as the balance sheet and income statement) which communicate information about the company’s financial activities in a generally accepted standardized format.

What Does an Account Closed by Credit Grantor Mean?

When you see an Account Closed by Credit Grantor on your credit report, it usually has one main meaning. Typically, this means that the credit grantor, or company extending your credit, closed the account for some reason – be it due to an unpaid balance or simply due to account inactivity.

Credit Bureaus and Credit Reports:

Your credit payment history is recorded in a file known as a credit report or credit profile. These credit reports are maintained and sold by credit reporting agencies (CRAs), commonly known as credit bureaus, such as Equifax, TransUnion and Experian (formerly TRW). If you have ever applied for a credit or charge account, a personal loan, insurance, or a job, you would have a credit record on file. Your credit record may contain information about your debts and credit payment history. It also may indicate whether judgments have been entered against you, or whether you have filed for bankruptcy. Only credit grantors make credit decisions, not credit reporting agencies.

Your Credit History and Ratings:

A good credit rating is very important. Businesses and financial institutions inspect your credit history when they evaluate your applications for credit, insurance, employment, and even leases. Based on your credit payment history, companies can choose to grant or deny you credit provided you receive fair and equal treatment. Sometimes, things happen that can cause credit problems: a temporary loss of income, an illness, even a computer error. Solving credit problems may take time and patience, but it doesn’t have to be an ordeal.