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Walmart Discover Approval!! And Advice please.

Finally took the plunge and applied for a Walmart card, mainly b/c my TU score is best (809 as of today on myFICO) and I needed another revolving card for the "magic" 3 card mix.

 

Instant approval was $1900.  I thought, "Cool. That's ok, since my Barclays card is at $2300."  But I decided to be brave (thanks to all of you Smiley Happy ) and called underwriting.

 

Asked for and received a $4000 credit line!!  Woohoo!

 

Since I'm still rebuilding my question is this:  Should I app for another card (Paypal MC is what I'm thinking) or ask Barclays for a CLI to match the Discover once it's reporting.  My EQ is only at 685, so I'm trying to maximize my card mix and garden until we buy another house in 12-18months.

 

I've had the Barclays card since 11/11.  Started at $1300,  auto cli at 6 months for another $1k.  1 year auto cli didn't happen Smiley Sad.   Current utilization is 1% and the only TU inquiry is the one from GE today.

 

Thanks all!

 

 

 

 

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Re: Walmart Discover Approval!! And Advice please.


ucigrad2011 wrote:

Finally took the plunge and applied for a Walmart card, mainly b/c my TU score is best (809 as of today on myFICO) and I needed another revolving card for the "magic" 3 card mix.

 

Instant approval was $1900.  I thought, "Cool. That's ok, since my Barclays card is at $2300."  But I decided to be brave (thanks to all of you Smiley Happy ) and called underwriting.

 

Asked for and received a $4000 credit line!!  Woohoo!

 

Since I'm still rebuilding my question is this:  Should I app for another card (Paypal MC is what I'm thinking) or ask Barclays for a CLI to match the Discover once it's reporting.  My EQ is only at 685, so I'm trying to maximize my card mix and garden until we buy another house in 12-18months.

 

I've had the Barclays card since 11/11.  Started at $1300,  auto cli at 6 months for another $1k.  1 year auto cli didn't happen Smiley Sad.   Current utilization is 1% and the only TU inquiry is the one from GE today.

 

Thanks all!

 

 

 

 


i am sorry to hear that.As i was saying here several times that barclays is a very unpredictive lender.I would stay away from them and with your high credit score you should focus on other prime lenders and grow the limits with them.Try Citi bank products and Bank of America.Good luck


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*LOWES $6K *CMN BANK $5.2K-*PNC $5K*SCLUB DISC. $5K*
WMART DISC.4K*CMN BANK 3.75K*BANK OF AMERICA $3K* MACYS $2.2K*
JCP $1.8*TARGET $0.7K* UTL1%- AAOA 5.5- TOTAL 12 yrs History/
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Re: Walmart Discover Approval!! And Advice please.

Thanks  astritaho1979.  Not sure what you are sorry about -- Barclays hasn't treated me poorly--but I do appreciate the feedback.

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I was saying sorry to hear that because the barlays card has not been very generous with their limits when the fico score you have is exellent high and you could get most of the prime banks to approve you with 10k start limit


COMMERCE BANK PLATINIUM VISA 20K*PAYPAL MC $9.5K*CITI FORWARD $8.5K*PENFED $6,5K*
*LOWES $6K *CMN BANK $5.2K-*PNC $5K*SCLUB DISC. $5K*
WMART DISC.4K*CMN BANK 3.75K*BANK OF AMERICA $3K* MACYS $2.2K*
JCP $1.8*TARGET $0.7K* UTL1%- AAOA 5.5- TOTAL 12 yrs History/
Transunion 718 Equifax 733- Experian 736
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Re: Walmart Discover Approval!! And Advice please.


ucigrad2011 wrote:

Finally took the plunge and applied for a Walmart card, mainly b/c my TU score is best (809 as of today on myFICO) and I needed another revolving card for the "magic" 3 card mix.

 

Instant approval was $1900.  I thought, "Cool. That's ok, since my Barclays card is at $2300."  But I decided to be brave (thanks to all of you Smiley Happy ) and called underwriting.

 

Asked for and received a $4000 credit line!!  Woohoo!

 

Since I'm still rebuilding my question is this:  Should I app for another card (Paypal MC is what I'm thinking) or ask Barclays for a CLI to match the Discover once it's reporting.  My EQ is only at 685, so I'm trying to maximize my card mix and garden until we buy another house in 12-18months.

 

I've had the Barclays card since 11/11.  Started at $1300,  auto cli at 6 months for another $1k.  1 year auto cli didn't happen Smiley Sad.   Current utilization is 1% and the only TU inquiry is the one from GE today.

 

Thanks all!

 

 

 

 


So your approval was for the Discover/Walmart?

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Re: Walmart Discover Approval!! And Advice please.

Sweet starting CL and congrats on the CLI for a new card; 4K starting will absolutely grow in now time. 

 

Barclay is stingy with starting CL and usually all customer iniciated CLI are HPs.


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You should have asked for a $10k limit!! Lol

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Re: Walmart Discover Approval!! And Advice please.

I know, right!  I would have been happy with $2500, so I was being bold asking for $4k. LOL. Thanks youngandcreditwrthy

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chnceit  - Thanks!  I am very grateful and hubby encouraged me to go for it on the Paypal MC.  $3k!!!!  Time to garden and grow! Smiley Happy
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Re: Walmart Discover Approval!! And Advice please.

Every time I ask for a CLI I am always cringing thinking that am I asking for too much LOL Smiley LOL


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