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B.O.A Secured card question

Hello all, I am new to this board :smileyhappy:   I just got a secured card from B.O.A ($300.00). I was wondering how long would it take to get an unsecured card from them considering I pay my balance in full every month on time.  Also my score is now 580, if I pay my cc on time every month ..how long does it usually take b4 I will see a difference in my score,  the only other credit I have is a student loan that I have never been late on, I have been paying on that loan since 11-08.       Thanks in advance for any advice.   Im just trying to get my credit on track.  
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Re: B.O.A Secured card question

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I beleive BOA secured card take 9-12 months to unsecure.

 

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Re: B.O.A Secured card question

Yeah mine took about 9 months.  I started off with a $300 partial secured card with BoA back in Sept 06.  I currently have $25,000 in CL with them.  Great company, just make sure you always pay on time and they will treat you right.
As of 04/23/2011 - 731 for EQ FICO
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As of 12/2010 - 720 - 729 For EX (Chase FICO Score Provided by EX)
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Re: B.O.A Secured card question

Nicemann:

Yeah mine took about 9 months.  I started off with a $300 partial secured card with BoA back in Sept 06.  I currently have $25,000 in CL with them.  Great company, just make sure you always pay on time and they will treat you right.

 

 

How did you go from $300 Secured card to $25,000 credit limit..How did you do that? tell us some secrets?

 

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CreditCard101 wrote:

Nicemann:

Yeah mine took about 9 months.  I started off with a $300 partial secured card with BoA back in Sept 06.  I currently have $25,000 in CL with them.  Great company, just make sure you always pay on time and they will treat you right.

 

 

How did you go from $300 Secured card to $25,000 credit limit..How did you do that? tell us some secrets?

 


 

I bascially use the card for everything.  Each Friday I log onto my online account and pay off the cards.  I call about every 5 - 6 months and ask for a CLI.  If I try online I get declined because I have to paid collections on my account.  When you call they can look at my soft pulled report and usually approve me more.  I was told last time they gave me a small CL and said I am maxed for my current salary but we shall see next time when I call.

 

Paid everything on time.  When I first got the card there was a lot of charged off CCs on my CRs (probably 6 or 7 cards).  All of them have fell off now, but even before they did I was still around $20,000 CL (on my BoA CCs) because I showed I haven't screwed up in a couple of years.  Never been late with BoA and never will be.

 

I wish everyone else would give me CLs like BoA.

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As of 03/02/2012 - 779 for TU FICO
As of 12/2010 - 720 - 729 For EX (Chase FICO Score Provided by EX)
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