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.
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.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.