I started actively rebuilding my credit in January 2016. I started my credit karma account and applied to cap1 getting the QS1 and Feb , the platinum; both at 500 and my scores were late 500's across the board with later, collections, and three judgements.
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Barely approved for Amex Everyday in Feb 2017 with an Experian FICO 8 score in the 636-640 range. $500 limit, plenty of inquiries and baddies on report. 3rd statement just cut, looking forward to the 5th statement-due for an auto CLI by then if monthly payments are made on time within the first 5-6 statements.
Barely approved for Synch CCs in Nov 2016 with a 636-640 Transunion FICO 8 score: Walmart ($300), Amazon ($700), and Belk ($300). 2 months later, limits were increased to: Walmart ($3500), Amazon ($3500), and Belk ($5000). Scores inched up a little, but only by a few points within the 2 months.
I've been barely approved for all my cards, honestly, with the exception of NFCU.
Well, that was the story of my life until i decided to take control and improve my score and change my habits. Back i 2015 I received a pre approval letter for a CC. That was the first time that had happened ever! I was always in the negative. I was sitting at a score of about 580. I applied and boom to my surprise I was approved for 750. Oh men I stil remember the day, I was at night and my family were all sleeping I was in shock in couldnt believe it. Back in 06 I had target cc SL 300 but it got charged off for exesive payments. LOL and a Sears that got closed in 2007 for the same reason. Im still rebuilding but now at 712 TU fico.
My barely made it CC is the AMEX ED... my scores at the time was in the 690's.. maybe 3 student loan negs.... I've attempted a couple of 3X but all denied. The score is up and the CR is squeaky clean. I'll sock drawer it until next year. My next lowest was the Promise from Penfed. Nexgen was i think 740 with maybe 5 negs. My $1000 SL wouldnt budge on recon. I decided since they were hell bent against it, i'd wait 1 year. That report is also now squeaky clean.
While I pleased to hear about ppl with great credit getting large limits and increase and they definitely deserve it and should be proud. I'd like to heard my stories of pplon the edge that just made it in there a thread about a person with scores around 560 I believe getting 7300 from Navy .are the anymore stories out there like this ?
With an EX score over 700, I only got a $500 limit on my Amex ED, and a $1K limit on my Amex BCE. Never had Amex before, and have tons of cards with other lenders with much higher limits. Utilization and inquiries were very low at the time I apped, so really have no idea what they don't like about me.
I was barely approved for all of my cards. Back in 2014 I was approved for a Cap 1 Secured which lead a year later to:
$500 Cap1 QS1
$500 Cap 1 Plat
$100 Macy's (called verified ID and it went to $600)
$100 American Eagle
$300 Fully Secured BOA
$250 Old Navy
Yes...ths was an awful App Spree
Shorlly thereafter -
$300 Banana Republic - which was just reduced to $200