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Barclay's CLI online or phone?

Senior Contributor

Barclay's CLI online or phone?

Just wondering if it's better to call or hit the Luv button. I know a while back, people were saying to stay away from Barclay's Luv button, but I want to ask for a CLI. I get really nervous about talking to a rep and having to answer their questions. Not sure why to say I want the CLI, except to help w/my util, which wouldn't be a good answer to give them! Smiley Happy

 

Any have better or worse luck with phone vs. online? Any suggestions as to what to say for the reason? I have $5k and would like $10k. I currently have a 0% promotional rate bal w/them of $3k.

 

Thanks for your help! Smiley Happy

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Re: Barclay's CLI question

I dislike calling as well. But from what I read an analyst will call you after you submit via online. It's also a HP.
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Regular Contributor

Re: Barclay's CLI question

I'd call, from what I've read the results seem to be better, either way it will result in a HP. One thing though, you have to have your cc for at least 6 months before they will even consider a cli.

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Re: Barclay's CLI question

I did a credit line increase request online. They have always gave it to me. i have done that twice in the last year and a half.
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Established Member

Re: Barclay's CLI question

Every time I have called them on the phone for CLI I have gotten what I asked for. I went from 1500 -> 2800 -> 4000 -> 6000.

 

Except a  few weeks ago I decided to try through the web site, 6000 -> 8500, and got rejected. They probably don't like the fact that I have gotten a high limit CU card since the last CLI from them in May (and the Duck hasn't reported yet, I suppose they will throw fits when they see that.) I feel like I am in their doghouse for a while, so I better be good.

 

 

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FICO: 695 (as of 3/27/2014; M&T Bank Beacon 5.0 EQ FICO) | BK 7 Discharged April 2010 | Current Lines: OCCU Duck Visa $12,000 (1% util, opened 10/2013) | Alliant FCU Platinum Visa, $15,000 (5% util, opened 5/2013) | Barclays iTunes Visa $6000 ( 1% util, opened 11/2011) | Best Buy MC $800 (0% util, opened 5/2010 | M&T Bank Checking Overdraft LOC $500 (0% util, opened 1/2007)

Most recent scores (March 26 2014): EQ 701 | EX 751 | TU 705
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Senior Contributor

Re: Barclay's CLI question

Thanks for the replies. Not quite sure what to do.

 

If I call, what would be a good reason to give them for wanting the CLI? Do they usually ask that?

 

(This is the Barclay's MC.)

 

 

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Re: Barclay's CLI question

I never gave them a reason for the request (and they never asked). I suppose you could mention the upcoming holidays :-)
Gardening at least until April 30 2014--
FICO: 695 (as of 3/27/2014; M&T Bank Beacon 5.0 EQ FICO) | BK 7 Discharged April 2010 | Current Lines: OCCU Duck Visa $12,000 (1% util, opened 10/2013) | Alliant FCU Platinum Visa, $15,000 (5% util, opened 5/2013) | Barclays iTunes Visa $6000 ( 1% util, opened 11/2011) | Best Buy MC $800 (0% util, opened 5/2010 | M&T Bank Checking Overdraft LOC $500 (0% util, opened 1/2007)

Most recent scores (March 26 2014): EQ 701 | EX 751 | TU 705
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Re: Barclay's CLI question

For all of the *many* times I have called to request CLI (all with different banks / stores / backers), no one has ever asked me why I was requested the increase. When you call, they may ask you to verify some info - and then ask you what they can do to help you. All you have to say is I would like to request a credit limit increase on my account. They will say "Ok, I will be very happy to assist you with that". You may or may not have to go through a verification of address / employer / income - but I have never been asked to give reason for the request. 

 

I say go for it! And good luck! Let us know!  Smiley Happy

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Senior Contributor

Re: Barclay's CLI question

@chewchowlady, I have been asked why I wanted the CLI by some banks/CUs, so I guess it depends.

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