I had a bill due around May 2nd, but was not able to pay the bill until May 29th. However, the creditor reported it on my credit report as a late payment. I heard that the creditor only shows deliquencies after 30 days. Am i correct?
Generally it is the case that creditors only report late payments that are 30+ days late. However, this is not a rule and the creditor could technically report it late at their discretion (given that the payment was indeed late). Nonetheless, I would at least give them a call and ask if they will give you a break and remove the negative entry –you might be surprised.