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softballgirl29
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How long should I wait before requesting a CL Increase?

I filed Ch7 in May 2012, discharged in Aug 2012. Since then I have gotten three new credit cards. Capital One Platinum $250 CL (Rec'd in September), Credit One Bank $300 CL (Rec'd in September), and Capital One Rewards $500 CL (Rec'd in December). I PIF every month and keep util low. How long should I wait to ask for CL increase? I don't really want to apply for additional cards right now but I would like to see if I can get more $$ on the cards I currently carry. Suggestions?

BK7 Filed 5/14/12 BK7 Discharged 8/17/12
Latest EQ Fico - 631 Latest TU Fico - 632 Latest EXP FAKO - 651
In my wallet: Cap One CL $250, Cap One Rewards CL $2750, Credit One CL $800, NFCU CL $6000, HH Gregg CL $1500, Care Credit CL $800 Express CL $450, Victoria Secret CL $450, Kohl's CL $300. Cap One Auto Loan $25k
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starry1
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Re: How long should I wait before requesting a CL Increase?

Are these all unsecured?  I think Cap1 is 6 months, but I'm not positive.  Your question might be better answered in the credit cards subforum.  Those guys are the gurus.  I have no idea abut Credit One.


Starting Score: 11/29/12 TU 527; EQ 565; EX 564 fako - bk7 dc'd 2/15/13
Current Score: 12/22/14 TU 659; EQ 649; EX 657
Goal Score:  625 for now– New goal 675

Cap1 sec $1k (SD) / Fingerhut $2k / Flagship $12k / cashRewards $10k / NavChek $15k / Amazon $2k / Von Maur $1k / Firestone $2.2k / BCU $3k / NFL $1k / QS1 $500 / Target $400 / PPSC $800 / Texaco $400 (last app 09/29/14)
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MovingForward_2012
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Re: How long should I wait before requesting a CL Increase?

Capital One will give you one auto increase of $250 and that is the only increase you will get from them unless you call or email the Executive Office. Your increase of $250 should be reflected on your 7th statement.
Cards: Orchard Bank ($1100) | Cap1 Cash Rewards ($2500) | Chase Freedom ($1000) | Best Buy ($2500) | Discover It ($1000) | Barclay Rewards ($2500) | Current scores: EX FAKO: 684, CK TU: 649, FICO EQ: 680, FICO TU: 698, FICO EX: 658 Happy Homeowner Since 2/6/13! :smileyhappy: Last App: 4/5/13 Gardening until July 2014
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shols44
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Registered: ‎11-03-2012
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Re: How long should I wait before requesting a CL Increase?

+1 to above. 

 

CreditOne will not grow with you, requesting CLI with them is a waste of time. This is strictly a rebuilder. Cancel at your 11th statement. 

 

The only way to get a CLI from capone these days (other random miracles) is through the EO. I would suggest waiting close to a year so you can say, "I've been a loyal customer for a year" I think it carries more weight. You can time this around your annual fee so you can request to have it removed around the same time.

 

Once you've had positive tradlines for about 6 months, I suggest gearing up to axe your creditone acct by adding a barclay product (NFL, Priceline).

 

 


Starting Score: 501
Current Score: 706 EQ,TU 689,EX 686
Goal Score: 720

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softballgirl29
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Re: How long should I wait before requesting a CL Increase?

Thanks so much for all the info! I will wait until April to file for a Barclays product so that I have the six months of positive credit history on my revolving TL's. I am also wondering about my car payoff. The last payment on my auto loan will be in April. Now that it is currently reporting and is a positive TL after my reaffirmation, will it lower my score after it is paid off since it will be one less TL and type of credit account open?

BK7 Filed 5/14/12 BK7 Discharged 8/17/12
Latest EQ Fico - 631 Latest TU Fico - 632 Latest EXP FAKO - 651
In my wallet: Cap One CL $250, Cap One Rewards CL $2750, Credit One CL $800, NFCU CL $6000, HH Gregg CL $1500, Care Credit CL $800 Express CL $450, Victoria Secret CL $450, Kohl's CL $300. Cap One Auto Loan $25k
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MovingForward_2012
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Registered: ‎12-19-2012
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Re: How long should I wait before requesting a CL Increase?

It depends, if the auto loan actually starts reporting your last final payments to the credit bureau, it will probably hurt your score a little when the account is closed. But many banks do not report to your credit bureaus after reaffirmation such that your auto loan history stays frozen at the time you filed BK...if this is the case for you, paying off the loan and closing it will have zero effect on your credit.
Cards: Orchard Bank ($1100) | Cap1 Cash Rewards ($2500) | Chase Freedom ($1000) | Best Buy ($2500) | Discover It ($1000) | Barclay Rewards ($2500) | Current scores: EX FAKO: 684, CK TU: 649, FICO EQ: 680, FICO TU: 698, FICO EX: 658 Happy Homeowner Since 2/6/13! :smileyhappy: Last App: 4/5/13 Gardening until July 2014
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kimmiller112
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Re: How long should I wait before requesting a CL Increase?

With Credit One, when you log in, there are special offers you can either click on or they go across part of the screen.  When you are eligible for a CLI, it will show up as one of your offers, BUT, you have to pay for the increase.  It's something like $19.95 for a $100 increase.  I think you can do it every 6 months.  So, use this card as a rebuilder and get rid of it once you have something better to replace it with.

Barclays USAir World MC $8300 - DCU $7500 - USAA World MC $7000 - PayPal Extras MC (GE) $5500 - Chase Saphire Preferred $5000 - Discover It $6000 - Barclays Sallie May $2700 - Chase Freedom $1000 - Capital One $8500 (business) - store cards ranging from $500-$9500
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MovingForward_2012
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Re: How long should I wait before requesting a CL Increase?

OMG! I didn't know you had to pay for an increase with CreditOne! That's horrific!
Cards: Orchard Bank ($1100) | Cap1 Cash Rewards ($2500) | Chase Freedom ($1000) | Best Buy ($2500) | Discover It ($1000) | Barclay Rewards ($2500) | Current scores: EX FAKO: 684, CK TU: 649, FICO EQ: 680, FICO TU: 698, FICO EX: 658 Happy Homeowner Since 2/6/13! :smileyhappy: Last App: 4/5/13 Gardening until July 2014
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softballgirl29
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Registered: ‎08-26-2012
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Re: How long should I wait before requesting a CL Increase?

MovingForward_2012....yes, my auto loan is currently reporting properly. After my bankruptcy I made that my first priority. It is reporting as reaffirmed debt and pays on time as agreed. That is why I am afraid that by taking away that tradeline that it may affect my score negatively.

BK7 Filed 5/14/12 BK7 Discharged 8/17/12
Latest EQ Fico - 631 Latest TU Fico - 632 Latest EXP FAKO - 651
In my wallet: Cap One CL $250, Cap One Rewards CL $2750, Credit One CL $800, NFCU CL $6000, HH Gregg CL $1500, Care Credit CL $800 Express CL $450, Victoria Secret CL $450, Kohl's CL $300. Cap One Auto Loan $25k

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