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cracksmeup
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610 mid score

Trying to help my girlfriend get approved for her first card. She has a 610 mid score. She just got a pre-approval in the mail for Citi-Simplicity but I'm almost positive that she would get denied. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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DaveSignal
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Re: 610 mid score

Whats a mid score?  Is that something people use when applying for a mortgage?

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cracksmeup
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Re: 610 mid score

Yes, exactly. The middle of her 3 scores
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Re: 610 mid score

Ah ok.  Well most credit card applications will result in one pull from one CRA.  So you need to know what the individual scores are.  If one is decently higher than the others, then look for creditors that pull the report with the higher score.  If all of your reports are approximately 610, then you probably will need to start out with a secured card.

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cracksmeup
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Re: 610 mid score

I believe her highest is 618, from TU
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Re: 610 mid score

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I bet, since she has no credit cards currently (or ever), that if you got a secured card you would see some kind of score increase instantly.  And then more after about 6 months.  And then it would be much easier to get approved for a good unsecured rewards card.

 

EDIT:  but I would try for that pre-approval first.

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Re: 610 mid score


cracksmeup wrote:
Trying to help my girlfriend get approved for her first card. She has a 610 mid score. She just got a pre-approval in the mail for Citi-Simplicity but I'm almost positive that she would get denied. Any suggestions would be helpful.

i wouldnt even bother with the simplicity. its the hardest card from citi to get. with a 610 she would need to start the secured route

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Re: 610 mid score

Can you tell us a little about what your her credit report looks like.  What accounts on it.  Any negative info?

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