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App Spree - Stupid Question?

App Spree - Stupid Question?

Let's say you had 4 you wanted to apply for. Would it matter if you had 4 different browser windows opened and hit submit on all one after another?
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Re: App Spree - Stupid Question?

this isn't a stupid question. i was wondering about the same thing a month ago.

 

it doesn't matter how many browsers you use. each lender will still see those inquiries if they pull from the same bureau.

Just app in order of hardest to recon, harder to recon, easy to recon, and lastly easiest to recon.

that way if you ever need to recon, at least it's easier to get approved.

 

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Re: App Spree - Stupid Question?

It dependes which 4 cards are you referring to.

 

If all cards are from the same company like GE, it may consider it a fraudulent application and all of them are cancelled.


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Re: App Spree - Stupid Question?


phoenix_one wrote:

It dependes which 4 cards are you referring to.

 

If all cards are from the same company like GE, it may consider it a fraudulent application and all of them are cancelled.


this as well. forgot to mention. 

 

also, certain banks like citi for example, has a strict policy of 1 app per 30 (some say its 60) days. any additional apps are automatically declined.

 

to be on the safe side, don't go on an app spree with the same lender, unless you already have established good relationship with them.

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Re: App Spree - Stupid Question?

I'm not sure it means anything, but it took Discover 3.5 days to trigger my myFico after app. Usually, my account alerts me within just a few hours.
WOW! EQ when I joined myFICO: 657. Ups and downs and a few bumps and bruises, but finally back over 700. Whew!

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Sorry; iphone sent message early.

If it were me, I would app for cards that are known to hit specific credit bureaus. Not an exact science, but Amex is almost exclusively experian, and Barclays uses TU. YMMV, but Chase has always pulled EQ for me, with EX on recon.
WOW! EQ when I joined myFICO: 657. Ups and downs and a few bumps and bruises, but finally back over 700. Whew!

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LisaJ wrote:
Sorry; iphone sent message early.

If it were me, I would app for cards that are known to hit specific credit bureaus. Not an exact science, but Amex is almost exclusively experian, and Barclays uses TU. YMMV, but Chase has always pulled EQ for me, with EX on recon.

Chase is usually EX / EQ, depending on the area you live in, but they have been known to pull from both or even all bureaus recently. For my case, they pulled EX & TU.

 

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Re: App Spree - Stupid Question?

Thanks for the responses and tips! Very much appreciated
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Re: App Spree - Stupid Question?

its hit in just a tiny second. On the safe side, you dont want your computer to freeze up and all those apps cancel even thou inquiry hit. lol

Dont be too greedy. I said 2 should be fine.


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