I applied for the CSP a little under a month ago and got instantly approved with a $5000 CL. I recently also opened a Chase checking account and now want to apply for the Freedom to take advantage of the 10 & 10 program and complete the Trifecta! Do you guys think I'll be able to get approved so soon? I don't have the ability to shuffle credit around with Chase since the minimum CL for the CSP is $5000 and its my first card with them. My score was a 750 when AMEX sent it to me with my BCE (with a $6200 CL) which was around January I think, and that was the last card I applied for. I also have a Zync with NPSL, a world points Visa through my previous bank with a $1000 CL (first card don't really want to close it), a Chevron gas card with a $300 CL, and a NTB card with a $700 CL. I just turned 21 a few months ago and have been building credit since I just turned 18 and have paid every single card off on time and in full. What do you guys think I should do?
I received my CSP in July and just app'd and was approved on recon line for Chase Ink Bold yesterday. Nearly 4 months seemed to be ok in my situation. Your approx. 3 months might be ok too, but I think people suggesting you wait is a conservative (& likely experienced and informed) answer to help you protect your credit from inquiries that don't result in being issued a card. I just thought I would share my recent experience. I do not have Chase checking or other banking accounts with them.
i applied for both online, and had to call in for the freedom with 2 prior inquiries within a few days from navy and dcu. if your scores can sustain it should be fine. I was at 754before my first app.
Go ahead and apply for the Freedom. If you get a denial then call and recon. I think you have a good chance of getting it. Might be a low CL at first, but that's ok.
I was approved for my freedom in Sep 11, and my CSP in April 12. I don't know if I could have been approved sooner or not, as I didn't apply prior to having the card 7 mos...it was an instant approval. YMMV though...if you can spare the inquiry, then go for it. Chase is very good about recons, so you could always negotiate if you are declined....
Do I have to apply in a branch for the 10/10? I've heard that its a separate type of application.
I applied for my Freedom first, then when I found out about the 10/10 I got a checking account. I then sent a message to customer support and they said it would be upgraded to 10/10 within 1 or 2 billing cycles. That was all in September. I message them again a few days ago to confirm it's now 10/10, and they said it was.
So it looks like you can handle it all online