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Re: 1st CC post Ch.7 BK....Next steps???

07/18/2012 Update.

 

Received SW alert and found that my CreditOne card began reporting and gave me a boost of 34 points. Still waiting on Capital One to report. I got that first and it still hasn't reported. Statement cuts today i think so hopefully it'll report in the next few days.


Starting Score: EQ:531 (06/14/12) TU: 578 (06/16/12) EX: 555 (06/23/12)
Current Score: EQ:647 (10/04/12) TU: 621 (08/04/12) EX: 654 (05/15/13) App from CU
Goal Score: 2012 Goal Met. 2013 - 660+ across the board


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Re: 1st CC post Ch.7 BK....Next steps??? :: + UPDATES::

7/26/12 - Receive SW alert. Found score went up 10 points. Decided to pull report and found 2 inquires dropped and my Capital One also reporting.

 

I am 16 points shy of my goal for this year for EQ Smiley Happy. I will have to check TU next month and update.


Starting Score: EQ:531 (06/14/12) TU: 578 (06/16/12) EX: 555 (06/23/12)
Current Score: EQ:647 (10/04/12) TU: 621 (08/04/12) EX: 654 (05/15/13) App from CU
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Re: 1st CC post Ch.7 BK....Next steps??? :: + UPDATES::

Congrats!!!  Im still waiting to recieve my Capital One card.  Im excited about it and cant wait.  

01/10/09: - TransUnion: 500 / Equifax: 521, / Experian: 566
Filed BK 02/24/2012
06/06/2014: - Transunion:509 / Equifax:513 ,/ Experian: 551
07/28/2014: - Transunion:487 / Equifax:467 ,/ Experian: 574
08/04/2014: - Transunion:516 / Equifax:555 ,/ Experian: 584


07/25/2014: - Transunion:516 / Equifax:541 ,/ Experian: 574
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Re: 1st CC post Ch.7 BK....Next steps??? :: + UPDATES::

Thank you! And I know the feeling of waiting. Congrats on the card and good luck on your rebuilding journey.


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Current Score: EQ:647 (10/04/12) TU: 621 (08/04/12) EX: 654 (05/15/13) App from CU
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Re: 1st CC post Ch.7 BK....Next steps??? :: + UPDATES::

10/8/12

 

Update - Received a score watch alert on 10/4. Logged in a saw that my score went from 610 to 647. Still have the same two credit cards and credit builder loan that were opened this June. Have been using those and sometimes pif and only report < 10 util, other times I have let them report up to 70% util. So far have seen a 10 point drop in score when util is high.

 

** Not sure why score jumped 37 points - maybe accounts have been aging?


Starting Score: EQ:531 (06/14/12) TU: 578 (06/16/12) EX: 555 (06/23/12)
Current Score: EQ:647 (10/04/12) TU: 621 (08/04/12) EX: 654 (05/15/13) App from CU
Goal Score: 2012 Goal Met. 2013 - 660+ across the board


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Re: 1st CC post Ch.7 BK....Next steps??? :: + UPDATES::

You are doing a great job, nothing beats on time payments and keeping credit utilization low......keep it up and you will continue to see favourable outcomes.


Starting Score: 500s
Current Score: EQ: 693myFICO(9/7/12), TU: 710myFICO(9/2/12), EX Plus:701(lp,4/16/12)
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Re: 1st CC post Ch.7 BK....Next steps??? :: + UPDATES::

So I applied for three cards this week. Got approved for 2 out 3. I was denied for Discover IT w/ reason being Bankruptcy, approved for Walmart (not sure if Discover or store), and Express store card (shop there once in a blue). The two approvals were instant, not sure if I should bother with doing a recon with  Discover. I got the 7-10 with them and then received the denial letter. Hopefully I am in their system and maybe i'll get a pre approval later on.

 

Time to go back to the garden for a bit. Going for Barclays 2013 holiday season.

 

After discharge 02/12 I have:

 

Capital one 1250  06/12

CreditOne 500    06/12

Walmart 600  04/13 (had a GECRB charge-off in 2006-- Back in with them!)

Express  250  04/13

 

 

 


Starting Score: EQ:531 (06/14/12) TU: 578 (06/16/12) EX: 555 (06/23/12)
Current Score: EQ:647 (10/04/12) TU: 621 (08/04/12) EX: 654 (05/15/13) App from CU
Goal Score: 2012 Goal Met. 2013 - 660+ across the board


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Re: 1st CC post Ch.7 BK....Next steps??? :: + UPDATES::

It has been a little over a year since I began on rebuilding my credit. I went on a small spree recently (back in the garden) which lowered the gains I had made. Last known scores are EQ:647 TU:634 and EX:654. My EQ was at 674 about 2 months ago and I am sure TU wasn't too far behind.

 

Anyways - I managed to get in with NFCU Smiley Happy and applied for a cashRewards. I was approved for 2,500 after a 3-5 business day wait. I requested a cli to 5,000 and got 3-5 message + a HP again Smiley Mad (my fault for being greedy) but I was only given 1,000 dollars more. Can't complain though.

 

Also - I had opened an LOC with the initial CU I had began rebuilding with following SoulMaster's guide. This was about a month prior to getting in with NFCU.

 

Been trying to get CLIs from current cards but the only one I received was from CreditOne which was only 250 increase to 750.

 

I'll be gardening until about Feb 2014 when i'll be 2 years post discharge. I'll be shooting for an FHA loan with NFCU if my savings gets to where it needs to be.


Starting Score: EQ:531 (06/14/12) TU: 578 (06/16/12) EX: 555 (06/23/12)
Current Score: EQ:647 (10/04/12) TU: 621 (08/04/12) EX: 654 (05/15/13) App from CU
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Re: 1st CC post Ch.7 BK....Next steps??? :: + UPDATES::

Seems like you are doing great and have a plan to follow. Kudos to you


>Starting Score: EQ 517 TU 514 EX 517 (5/15/2012) Bankruptcy discharge 6/2012
Current Score: EQ 659 TU 633 EX 654
Goal Score: 700

What's in my wallet: Navcheck $15k, NFCU cashrewards $10k, CO Platinum $1.5k CO Rewards $2.5k, Barclay NFL $2k, CO Sparks Biz $2k AU CO $750, Barclay $1k, NFCU $3k
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Re: 1st CC post Ch.7 BK....Next steps??? :: + UPDATES::

1/10/14

 

So I came out of the garden a little earlier than I had mentioned in my last post but here's an update for everyone.

 

Hit the LUV button twice today on my Cash Rewards NFCU card. Requested increase to 5,000 and instantly approved which means a soft pull and then I got to thinking that I "should" have more room per the NFCU CLI thread. Got brave and requested increase to 10,000 and was also instantly approved Smiley Happy. I also applied for the NavCheck and requested 5,000 to be safe and was approved as well within the hour.

 

Last month I gave in to a Barclays offer since they kept bombarding me with offers and it was tempting. I was approved for 1,800 on that. Since my discharge of Feb 2012 I now have ~20,000 in available credit.

 

I want to thank Soulmaster, CreditAddict, and I am forgetting a few others who have been a motivating factor in my journey.

 

Scores have not reached the 700 due to apps etc but I was at ~674 18 months in so I think if I would have reached the 700 point but I am happy with what I have achieved. IT CAN BE DONE! 


Starting Score: EQ:531 (06/14/12) TU: 578 (06/16/12) EX: 555 (06/23/12)
Current Score: EQ:647 (10/04/12) TU: 621 (08/04/12) EX: 654 (05/15/13) App from CU
Goal Score: 2012 Goal Met. 2013 - 660+ across the board


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