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Finally a Discover CLI w/ >$20k prior limit!

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Finally a Discover CLI w/ >$20k prior limit!

This is pretty newsworthy here.  Back at the end of March whenever Discover "broke" whatever they did, many of us stopped getting regular CLIs from them.  More specifically, there were tons of reports of those with > $20k limits being unable to achieve consistent CLIs like they were prior to the end of March.  My last Discover CLI was 9 months and 5 days ago, until finally getting one today.  I've been requesting CLIs from Discover every Monday for over 30 weeks.  Yes, I have a stack of over 30 denial letters, all with the insufficient experience with current credit limit reason stated, which we are all familiar with at this point.

 

My limit has been stuck at $24,800 since the the beginning of 2017, but received a $5500 increase to $30,300 from my usual Monday SP attempt today. 

 

Previous monthly spend was $200 from 7 total swipes.  My spend in the previous 7 months while receiving weekly denial letters was $52, $70, $70, $187, $2616, $1744, $1362.  The heavier spends were at the start of the year and in April after having not received a CLI in 3 months (when I did receive 1 a month for the previous 4 months) I put the brakes on big time and moved my spend to other cards as you can see.  I was hoping that some "tough love" would stimulate a CLI, but it didn't. 

 

My aggregate utilization is always 1% and my Discover utilization reported is always 0% or 1%, depending on the month and if I feel like reporting a balance.

 

Hopefully this data is useful.  For those that have been unable to get a CLI since before March with Discover, I say now is the time to try again if you haven't recently!Discover CLI.jpg

 

Oh BTW my TU FICO 08 score as provided by Discover is at 768.  TU is my only dirty bureau, so Discover sees my worst report unfortunately.

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Re: Finally a Discover CLI w/ >$20k prior limit!


BrutalBodyShots wrote:

This is pretty newsworthy here.  Back at the end of March whenever Discover "broke" whatever they did, many of us stopped getting regular CLIs from them.  More specifically, there were tons of reports of those with > $20k limits being unable to achieve consistent CLIs like they were prior to the end of March.  My last Discover CLI was 9 months and 5 days ago, until finally getting one today.  I've been requesting CLIs from Discover every Monday for over 30 weeks.  Yes, I have a stack of over 30 denial letters, all with the insufficient experience with current credit limit reason stated, which we are all familiar with at this point.

 

My limit has been stuck at $24,800 since the the beginning of 2017, but received a $5500 increase to $30,300 from my usual Monday SP attempt today. 

 

Previous monthly spend was $200 from 7 total swipes.  My spend in the previous 7 months while receiving weekly denial letters was $52, $70, $70, $187, $2616, $1744, $1362.  The heavier spends were at the start of the year and in April after having not received a CLI in 3 months (when I did receive 1 a month for the previous 4 months) I put the brakes on big time and moved my spend to other cards as you can see.  I was hoping that some "tough love" would stimulate a CLI, but it didn't. 

 

My aggregate utilization is always 1% and my Discover utilization reported is always 0% or 1%, depending on the month and if I feel like reporting a balance.

 

Hopefully this data is useful.  For those that have been unable to get a CLI since before March with Discover, I say now is the time to try again if you haven't recently!Discover CLI.jpg

 

Oh BTW my TU FICO 08 score as provided by Discover is at 768.  TU is my only dirty bureau, so Discover sees my worst report unfortunately.


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Frequent Contributor

Re: Finally a Discover CLI w/ >$20k prior limit!

Congrats BBS! I always read your post on the other thread about the luck you have been having with Disco CLI's. Finally! Let's hope that the gates continue to remain open.

FICO 8 Scores As of December 2017:
EX 745 TU 742 EQ 729
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Senior Contributor

Re: Finally a Discover CLI w/ >$20k prior limit!

Thanks.  I'm hoping others will try for CLIs now and chime in as to whether they see success now when perhaps they haven't in quite some time.  As of now I'm considering myself an outlier, but I'd very much like to hear that's not the case and that many others are seeing green after having been dried up for a long time.

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Re: Finally a Discover CLI w/ >$20k prior limit!

Brutal, i know how much this one meant to you and am happy they finally caved from having to print so many denial letters. No $500 soup for you, definetly collect you $200 + and please pass GOSmiley Wink
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Valued Contributor

Re: Finally a Discover CLI w/ >$20k prior limit!

Congrats!

I have a theory that balance transfers using most of the limit also get increases.
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Re: Finally a Discover CLI w/ >$20k prior limit!

Big Congrats BBS on the increase finally! Maybe the disco train is back re boarding its passengers once again guess we will see 😉

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: Finally a Discover CLI w/ >$20k prior limit!

Congrats!
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Senior Contributor

Re: Finally a Discover CLI w/ >$20k prior limit!


JSS3 wrote:

I have a theory that balance transfers using most of the limit also get increases.

I think using most of any limit, regardless of whether it's through a BT or purchases is going to greatly improve CLI chances. The problem is of course, once you get to a 5-figure limit or higher, using most of that limit for most people with an average income or even slightly above average income is almost impossible.

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Valued Contributor

Re: Finally a Discover CLI w/ >$20k prior limit!

Congratulations brutal nice cli. Dv


     $500         $1,000        $1,300        $1,500        $1,850         $3,400        $3,500                            $9,500        $1,000
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