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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Free online services will continue to pose a threat to the industry
  • Gradual improvements in the housing sector have decreased demand for industry services
  • There will be a narrower scope for growth in credit repair services in the coming years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, many internet-savvy consumers turned to an increasing number of free online services, hurting industry revenue. Additionally, aggregate household debt slowly decreased over the period, along with the national unemployment rate, lessening the need for industry services. Revenue for the Credit Repair Services industry will continue to decline in the five years to 2020. As the economy improves and the unemployment rate continues to decline, the growth of consumer debt levels is expected to grow at a slower rate. Consequently, there will be a narrower scope for growth in credit repair services in the coming years...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The Credit Repair Services industry is widespread and composed of a multitude of small, sole proprietorships that cater primarily to local and regional markets. As a result, the spread of industry establishments correlates highly with the spread of the overall US population. Thus, the Southeast, West and Mid-Atlantic regions will account for the highest share of industry establishments. The Southeast, which is home to about 25.4% of the population, will account for the highest share of industry establishments at about 26.8% and is anchored by Florida, which holds roughly 11.2% of establishments on its own. In the West, California dominates the landscape with about 11.8% of all industry establishments. The West will account for about 17.1% of establishments, just below its 17.2% s..

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    Additional Insights for the Credit Repair Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Credit Repair Services Industry are

  • Having a high prior success rate
  • Having a good reputation
  • Willingness to outsource when appropriate
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    Industry Products

    What is the Credit Repair Services Industry?

    This industry identifies errors in credit reporting and disputes inaccurate information with the appropriate organizations to improve credit ratings. These services are typically undertaken on behalf of a client who has known credit problems, such as a recent bankruptcy. This industry does not include nonprofit firms that offer credit-counseling services.

    Industry Products
    Credit repair consultation
    Dispute processing
    Cease and desist collections processing
    Settlement assistance
    Credit reestablishment
    Industry Activities
    Credit repair consultation
    Dispute processing
    Cease and desist collections activity
    Settlements and credit reestablishment

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Aggregate household debt
  • National unemployment rate
  • Personal savings rate
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Prime rate

  • Current Performance
  • A countercyclical industry
  • U-turn
  • Rising skepticism and free alternatives
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Shift in the saving psyche
  • Internet + do it yourself
  • Table: Credit Repair Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Credit Repair Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Computer & Printer Leasing
  • Data Processing & Hosting Services

  • Products & Services
  • Dispute processing
  • Cease and desist collections processing
  • Settlement assistance
  • Credit reestablishment
  • Credit repair consultation
  • Chart: Credit Repair Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households with income less than $30,000
  • Households with income between $30,000 and $60,000
  • Households with income greater than $60,000
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Credit Repair Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWages and depreciationPurchasesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Credit Repair Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Credit Repair Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Credit Repair Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Credit Repair Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Personal savings rate (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Aggregate Household Debt
  • All outstanding credit market debt held by consumers, including credit card debt, mortgages, personal loans and more.
  • Credit Score
  • A numeric risk rating that describes the likelihood a debtor will return his or her loan.
  • Creditor
  • In this industry, a creditor is an individual or institution that has extended a loan or sum of money to a second party, also known as the debtor.
  • Federal Trade Commission (Ftc)
  • An independent agency of the US government that promotes consumer protection and prevents anti-competitive business practices.
  • Personal Savings Rate (Psr)
  • The percentage of personal discretionary income (gross income less taxes and normal living expenses) saved during a given period.
  • Surety Bond
  • A bond that promises to pay one party (the obligee) a certain amount if a second party (the principal) fails to meet some obligation, such as fulfilling the terms of a contract.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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