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B of A secured card posting info

Received a B of A secured card two weeks ago. While speaking with the customer service rep, I asked what day did B of A update, or post, to the CRA's. He said that they update every 3 months. I re-phrased the question to ensure he understood what I meant, and he stated that a lot of people think they report monthly, but actually its' every three months.

 

This sounds odd. So I'm seeking comments and input from the masses.

 

Thanks.

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Re: B of A secured card posting info

Well, unless there's something really peculiar about the secured card, I know that BofA updates regular cards every month, on the statement date. And it's really an update, not just a report, because I had a BT, and each month, the balance dropped.

As a rule, CSR's are clueless about such things, but most seem incapable of saying "I don't know."

I'll make way for those who've had their secured card.
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Re: B of A secured card posting info

My partially secured (99/500), while secured, updated each monthly religiously.
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Re: B of A secured card posting info

+1

 

And to add to that, when I had a fully secured card, BoA updated monthly. The CSR doesn't know what he's talking about.


llecs wrote:
My partially secured (99/500), while secured, updated each monthly religiously.

 

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Re: B of A secured card posting info

My partially secured visa updates monthly as well.
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Re: B of A secured card posting info

That guy doesn't seem to have a clue. Mine updated every month also.
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Re: B of A secured card posting info

Ditto w/ fully secured here.

 

 

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Re: B of A secured card posting info

Hello everyone 

I have a boa secured too and I can tell you that I m positive it reports to the credit bureaus at least 'experian' every month. To be specific it reports a day after your statement closing date.

HEY contractor, your card did not upgrade yet !!?

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Re: B of A secured card posting info

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creditcrap wrote:

HEY contractor, your card did not upgrade yet !!?


No, grumble-grumble, it hasn't. I got my 10th statement in mail today. To be specific though, the first statement was only for one (1) day, so I'm assuming it didn't count. I coy-ly sent this yesterday via the website mail.

Message text: I am curious as to how one goes about becoming "unsecured"
for lack of a better term. I have had the secured account since March
and was hoping that it would someday become a regular account as is
alluded to in your account information. Thanks in advance for any info.
I really, really like the website; it makes everything easy.
Contractor

 

(Note cheesy butt-kissing) They replied with this today.

 

Dear Contractor,

Thank you for your inquiry dated 12/30/08 regarding a secured card. We
are happy to assist you.

The Secured Card program is designed to take nine months to be
successfully completed. The nine months involve close monitoring of your
usage and payment patterns with the card. At the end of the ninth month,
you may contact us to review your account. If the overall account
management meets the criteria at that time, your account is graduated to
an unsecured credit card account. The proceeds from the secured account
are then mailed to you.

We value you as a customer and appreciate your business. If we may be of
further assistance, please contact us again by e-mail. Thank you for
choosing Bank of America.

Sincerely,
Danielle XXXXXXX, Bank of America

 

Umm....excuse me, I am contacting you and it has been nine months. DUH. I guess they want the personal touch of a phone call. I'm just dreading it, I kiss-up better in writing, difficult to be sincere sounding on the phone. LOL. Should I call or wait them out?

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Re: B of A secured card posting info

Well you re getting close ! Hopefully very soon it will unsecure.

mine has a credit line of  $800

I use it at least 18 to 24 times a month charging around 200 to 250 but I usually pay before the statement cut and I keep around 50 to $60 as a balance, and pay the rest in full by the due date.

I wonder if boa likes high usage like crap1 cause if not I m in trouble !!!

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