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THANK YOU ALL!!!! 2 Approvals (1 for me and 1 for dw)

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Re: THANK YOU ALL!!!! 2 Approvals (1 for me and 1 for dw)


JustTara wrote:

I wouldn't necessarily say, "Don't worry about inquiries." Navy Federal has turned me down 4 times this year, and "number of inquiries" was one of the biggest reasons. So they definitely DO matter sometimes. (I had between 4 and 9 in the last year when they gave that as a reason). They also cited utilization and number of new accounts as well, so inquiries was only one factor, but my util on TU this most recent rejection was 9% and only a handful of accounts in the last 6 months, so I have to believe inquiries were fairly significant. 


I would say "don't worry about inquries". NFCU used inquiries as one factor, but that's not why you were declined 4 times. They don't like your profile. That's why you were declined 4 times.

 

I had 24 inquiries and 30 new accounts when I was approved for NFCU CLOC $15000 and approved for Gorewards at $22000....and no baddies...

 

It's all about a creditor liking or not liking your profiles. Not inquiries.

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Re: THANK YOU ALL!!!! 2 Approvals (1 for me and 1 for dw)


JustTara wrote:

I wouldn't necessarily say, "Don't worry about inquiries." Navy Federal has turned me down 4 times this year, and "number of inquiries" was one of the biggest reasons. So they definitely DO matter sometimes. (I had between 4 and 9 in the last year when they gave that as a reason). They also cited utilization and number of new accounts as well, so inquiries was only one factor, but my util on TU this most recent rejection was 9% and only a handful of accounts in the last 6 months, so I have to believe inquiries were fairly significant. 


Others have gotten approved with profiles showin more inquiries and more new accounts and sometimes baddies...something else must be on your profiile that you're not telling us about or that you do not know about.

 

I would check your credit reports and see what you can find.  You're profile is not bad at all, something else is up!

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Re: THANK YOU ALL!!!! 2 Approvals (1 for me and 1 for dw)

OP, I'd wait on the next new card but not because of inquiries. You have two new sign-up bonuses in the family. Work on those first. Smiley Happy

 

The fact that inquiries will drop in the meantime can be considered a bonus.

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Re: THANK YOU ALL!!!! 2 Approvals (1 for me and 1 for dw)

WHOA! Congratulations on you and your wifes new card! I bet it feels good doesn't it? Enjoyyyy it!
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