07-15-2011 06:12 AM
I applied online for a Bank of America Secured card the day before yesterday and I immediately received this message:
Thank you very much, we received your application. If approved you should receive your credit-building Secured Card 7 to 10 days after we successfully verify your information and process your security deposit. The longer you use your credit card and make your payments on time, the more likely you are to build a solid credit record.Thank you for choosing a Bank of America credit card.
I also got an email that says we've reached a credit decision - and it redirects me to the message above again. They haven't debited by account for the deposit yet so I don't know if I've been approved or not.
Anyone have experience with this? Am I approved or denied??? Would love to hear your thoughts!
07-15-2011 06:43 AM
07-15-2011 06:45 AM
Thanks for your message Cain!! I hope I have the same outcome as you! I have been working hard to get my scores up and this will be a huge milestone for me if I can get this one.....
07-15-2011 06:51 AM
I got that message but my account was immediately debited the next day and 2 days later, it showed up on my Experian Report as a Secured account
07-15-2011 07:08 AM
I think I received a similar message, but I called the next day becase I had to know
I was approved
07-15-2011 07:58 AM
I just called and I wasn't so lucky - it was an automated message saying I wasn't approved....is there anything I can do? Should I try to talk with a person live to ask if they can reconsider???
Such a bummer!! I guess I have to keep working away at my reports and fico scores.....
08-12-2011 06:01 PM
yes you should call the secured underwriting department located in back door numbers thread above.
08-12-2011 06:16 PM
I was approved but it took about a week to get a decision. I'm sorry you weren't approved. Maybe you can try Capital One Secured.
08-13-2011 07:12 AM
Does Cap1 report as a secured card? I see in the post above that BoA does, but I feel like creditors judge that it is secured so I don't know if I would want that part reported.
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