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Amex and Chase CLI Results...

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Amex and Chase CLI Results...

So, today I hit 61 days with my Amex SPG. Requested the 3X CLI... Flat out denied with no counter. I'm assuming that I've basically maxed out across all of my Amex cards. (At $45,000 in revolvers plus NPSL Amex PRG with $50,000 internal limit and Pay Over Time.) Oh well!

So, I decided to press the luck with Chase. Called Customer Service. Requested that my United MileagePlus Explorer line be increased to $20,000 from $5,000.

I'll share the following to help my FICO friends. I was initially told the CLI was in process and that I was being transferred to a "line of credit" specialist. Now, my EX report is frozen because I have too many hard pulls. I politely asked in TU or EQ could be pulled. Was told a flat out no. Whatever this department was, they certainly were not credit analysts.

Note - I've been able to call the Chase back door for every Chase product I have. They've always been able to pull alternate reports.

So, once again, I called the back door credit analyst number. Credit analyst pulled and reviewed another report. I was approved for the $20,000 CLI in a matter of minutes.

Go Chase!!! Total limits across Chase products is now $70,000.

While I'll always have lots of love for Amex, Chase is just forging a rock solid relationship with me. They've been amazing to me. Frankly I'm really starting to find that their products, benefits, rewards and service are just so much better than Amex... Thought I'd share the news!
Starting scores: Around 630 (Sep 2011)
Current FICO scores: TU ‘08 792 (Walmart) • EQ 765 • EX 771 (Amex)
Prime cards: JP Morgan Select (30K) • HHonors Reserve (30K) • Chase United MileagePlus Explorer (20K) • Chase Sapphire Preferred (20K) • Amex Hilton Honors Surpass (20K) • Amex BCP (20K) • Barclay Ring (20K) • Citi Thank You Premier MC/Visa (16K Combined) • Discover Escape (10K) • Amex SPG (5K) • Amex Premier Rewards Gold • US Bank Cash+ (5K+???)
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Re: Amex and Chase CLI Results...

Nice CLI from Chase! Proudly update your signature Smiley Wink

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Re: Amex and Chase CLI Results...

Just did. Thanks!
Starting scores: Around 630 (Sep 2011)
Current FICO scores: TU ‘08 792 (Walmart) • EQ 765 • EX 771 (Amex)
Prime cards: JP Morgan Select (30K) • HHonors Reserve (30K) • Chase United MileagePlus Explorer (20K) • Chase Sapphire Preferred (20K) • Amex Hilton Honors Surpass (20K) • Amex BCP (20K) • Barclay Ring (20K) • Citi Thank You Premier MC/Visa (16K Combined) • Discover Escape (10K) • Amex SPG (5K) • Amex Premier Rewards Gold • US Bank Cash+ (5K+???)
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Re: Amex and Chase CLI Results...

Good tip




Starting Score: 565
Current Score: 660
Goal Score: 780

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Re: Amex and Chase CLI Results...

Congrats with chase!! 3X CLI = big deal Smiley Very Happy

Fico Scores: . Walmart TU 748 . Garden 8/19 2014 .

Cap One Journey 500 | Discover IT 500 | GE Home Design 5.6k | GE HHGREGG 5k | Amex Zync NPSL | Amex BCE 6k | Citi Forward 4.2k | Citi Dividend 3k | GE BrandsMart 1k | GE Lowes 8.5k | Discover Walmart 7.5k | Barclays Apple 2.5k | BoA CR 2.7k | CSP 7.2k | Platinum Prestige 5k | IT Chrome 4k | Slate 2.3k |
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Re: Amex and Chase CLI Results...

Sorry, your Amex are maxed up? how are you keeping your ficos so high?
               LIMITS IN CARD DESCRIPTIONS
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Crashem wrote:
Sorry, your Amex are maxed up? how are you keeping your ficos so high?


Sorry, I should have explained better. I meant maxed out the amount of credit Amex is willing to extend based in my income.

My overall utilization is at 6% right now.
Starting scores: Around 630 (Sep 2011)
Current FICO scores: TU ‘08 792 (Walmart) • EQ 765 • EX 771 (Amex)
Prime cards: JP Morgan Select (30K) • HHonors Reserve (30K) • Chase United MileagePlus Explorer (20K) • Chase Sapphire Preferred (20K) • Amex Hilton Honors Surpass (20K) • Amex BCP (20K) • Barclay Ring (20K) • Citi Thank You Premier MC/Visa (16K Combined) • Discover Escape (10K) • Amex SPG (5K) • Amex Premier Rewards Gold • US Bank Cash+ (5K+???)
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CruzImperial wrote:

Congrats with chase!! 3X CLI = big deal Smiley Very Happy


Thanks, Cruz! Loving Chase!
Starting scores: Around 630 (Sep 2011)
Current FICO scores: TU ‘08 792 (Walmart) • EQ 765 • EX 771 (Amex)
Prime cards: JP Morgan Select (30K) • HHonors Reserve (30K) • Chase United MileagePlus Explorer (20K) • Chase Sapphire Preferred (20K) • Amex Hilton Honors Surpass (20K) • Amex BCP (20K) • Barclay Ring (20K) • Citi Thank You Premier MC/Visa (16K Combined) • Discover Escape (10K) • Amex SPG (5K) • Amex Premier Rewards Gold • US Bank Cash+ (5K+???)
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Congrats Sanjeev Smiley Happy. That is back to back great success from Chase for you. I know you were recently approved for the Select just a few days ago! Maybe you could have asked them to use the same report?  

 

Was this the # you called? Chase: 888-245-0625 (Credit Analyst - Recons) I am thinking about applying for an increase next month too and wondering if I should call the CSR # (last 4 digits 7575) at the back of the card or the number above directly. Which one did they agree to pull EQ or TU?

 


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MustangSaluki wrote:

Congrats Sanjeev Smiley Happy. That is back to back great success from Chase for you. I know you were recently approved for the Select just a few days ago! Maybe you could have asked them to use the same report?  

 

Was this the # you called? Chase: 888-245-0625 (Credit Analyst - Recons) I am thinking about applying for an increase next month too and wondering if I should call the CSR # (last 4 digits 7575) at the back of the card or the number above directly. Which one did they agree to pull EQ or TU?

 


Thanks, Mustang!

 

Yeah, I wasn't really sure Chase would giving me a CLI after just getting the Select! But guess what? I checked this morning and no HP! Looks like they ended up using the same report without me asking!

 

Yep, that's the number I called (888-245-0625). I actually tried to request the CLI directly from the analyst, but was transferred to Customer Service first. So, yes, you'll need to call the number of the back of your card first. If it isn't approved immediately, just ask them for the reference number and call the backdoor number. Now some analysts will tell you that it needs 7-10 days for processing. Not at all true. Just tell them you're concerned that they might be missing some information and you were wondering if your request could be looked at... I've done this at least 5-6 times with no issue.

 

I asked the analyst to pull EQ or TU. She agreed to pull TU. I guess she must have seen that there was a week old report from TU on their system, which is why she chose TU. They've very good about using the CRA that you ask them to use.

Starting scores: Around 630 (Sep 2011)
Current FICO scores: TU ‘08 792 (Walmart) • EQ 765 • EX 771 (Amex)
Prime cards: JP Morgan Select (30K) • HHonors Reserve (30K) • Chase United MileagePlus Explorer (20K) • Chase Sapphire Preferred (20K) • Amex Hilton Honors Surpass (20K) • Amex BCP (20K) • Barclay Ring (20K) • Citi Thank You Premier MC/Visa (16K Combined) • Discover Escape (10K) • Amex SPG (5K) • Amex Premier Rewards Gold • US Bank Cash+ (5K+???)
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