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Bank of America big CLIs with high utilization [UPDATED 9/17]

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Re: Bank of America big CLIs with high utilization [UPDATED 6/17]

I noticed BOA did that to me while I got 4K from them some it was taken from another card lol.

Total CL $101,655 w/PayPal Credit In the garden until 2020. Smiley Happy
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Re: Bank of America big CLIs with high utilization [UPDATED 6/17]

Dang K!! Thats amazing, especially with the high balance too! BOFA is really generous to a lot of folks, but they never budged for me in the almost 2 years I had the card. I think my BK was slowing that down.
Congrats!
(BK7 d/c-08/2013/FICO-400's) ~ 07/2017 FICO 08- EQ-669, TU-676, EX-681
Scores being held down by tons of INQ/New acts Smiley Wink
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Re: Bank of America big CLIs with high utilization [UPDATED 6/17]


pizza1 wrote:
Dang K!! Thats amazing, especially with the high balance too! BOFA is really generous to a lot of folks, but they never budged for me in the almost 2 years I had the card. I think my BK was slowing that down.
Congrats!

I bet it's your BK is slowing that down. Sorry buddy Smiley Sad

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Re: Bank of America big CLIs with high utilization [UPDATED 6/17]


pizza1 wrote:
Dang K!! Thats amazing, especially with the high balance too! BOFA is really generous to a lot of folks, but they never budged for me in the almost 2 years I had the card. I think my BK was slowing that down.
Congrats!

Could be your TU score.  Need to assign you to partner with AJC and stay in his garden corner to get those scores up up up!  BOA seems to be perfectly content somewhere in the 710s-720s, although if your TU was there prior to all of the new accounts it very well might be the BK although I think they are pretty forgiving if it's been a while.

 

Thanks everyone for the congrats.  I also got around to updating the first post to give a quick outline of the CLI amounts and frequency.


$500k+ club. | FICO 08 [Nov 2017]: EQ 743 EX 741 TU 743 | World's worst gardener.
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Re: Bank of America big CLIs with high utilization [UPDATED 9/17]

wow! congratulations!!!!

BOFA CASH REWARDS 7000; BOFA TRAVEL REWARDS 2600; TD BANK SECURED 600; CAPONE PLATINUM 300; CITIBANK SECURED 1000

7 MONTHS history. feb 2017
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Re: Bank of America big CLIs with high utilization [UPDATED 6/17]


JoeLuvsHisCredit wrote:

bruisedcredit wrote:

Update: I call this the thread that just keeps on giving lol. Logged into my boa account to make a payment on my cash rewards and noticed that my not yet activated Merrill Lynch Visa had the ( request a credit line increase) already starring me in the face. Couldn't believe it as I was always under the assumption it wouldn't appear at least until after the 90 mark. Well, they didn't have to ask me twice, hit the button requested $30,000 and received another $7,000! bringing the Merrill Lynch credit line to $17,000 Wow! Should be the same hp from last week. To top things off Boa sent me a letter stating they would also be requesting a deletion of a hp back in May for a credit line reallocation mistake they made. I am loving some BOA right now Smiley Wink


WOW
Yes  That is amazing!  Congrats on that amazing CLIS  and everything else Sorry about Alliant

Sorry for the delay I been out of town working 14 to 16 hours a day

You know I love my BOA


No worries JoeLuvsHisCredit. Good to see your around and thanks again!

I AMEX | BOA | Barclay | Chase | CiTi | CapOne | Discover | FNBO | NavyFed | PenFed | Sync l USAA |
FICOO8 Scores As of 12/5/2017: TU 740 // EQ 734 // EXP 759 // TCL: $400k+ Club
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Re: Bank of America big CLIs with high utilization [UPDATED 9/17]

Wow, congrats on all the increases, it's been a very productive year for you!

 

My two oldest BofA cards went through the balance chasing after the credit crisis, then it stopped about the end of 2013. Got a nice auto CLI on one of the cards in 2015. 

 

After I get through the spend bonuses on the new Altitude, then a CSR late this year, I may have to look into opening a BofA checking, then ask for some HP CLI next spring. 

 

Thanks for sharing the details.

High Bal Jan 2009 $116k on $146k limits 80% Util.
Oct 2014 $46k on $127k 36% util EQ 722 TU 727 EX 727 FICO Simulator 2014: $20k balances = 812 FICO.
March 2017 $20k on $300k 6% util EQ 824 TU 824 EX 815

5 / 24 counting down to 1 Nov 2017... wait I guess it's 18 Dec 2017 to get 4/24
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Re: Bank of America big CLIs with high utilization [UPDATED 9/17]


NRB525 wrote:

Wow, congrats on all the increases, it's been a very productive year for you!

 

My two oldest BofA cards went through the balance chasing after the credit crisis, then it stopped about the end of 2013. Got a nice auto CLI on one of the cards in 2015. 

 

After I get through the spend bonuses on the new Altitude, then a CSR late this year, I may have to look into opening a BofA checking, then ask for some HP CLI next spring. 

 

Thanks for sharing the details.


Suprising, BOA is one of the few lenders that never balance chased DW and I when we in the 80s and 90s for overall util.  They did rate jack us, however.  It may have had a lot to do with our primary checking being through them.  I got serious about getting us out of debt in late 2015, and once our util was down into the 60s, BOA gave both DW and I $3k auto CLIs in early 2016 on our old acquired MBNA cards.  The throwing money at us started when I called to lower the APR on my Travel Rewards card (PC from the aforementioned MBNA card) in November 2016, although it looks like the faucet may be slowing to a drip for the time being.  No complaints here, though.  Best of luck with the HP requests, just remember to not be shy!

 

I updated my first post to reflect yesterday's Premium Rewards approval.  They took $21k from my Travel Rewards card to open the Premium Rewards card.  I just asked for a CLI to $50k on my Travel Rewards card and it went pending (a first for me), so we'll see.


$500k+ club. | FICO 08 [Nov 2017]: EQ 743 EX 741 TU 743 | World's worst gardener.
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