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SnackTrader
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Barclaycard Arrival Approval!

For those who have followed my indecision, I finally applied for this card tonight and was instantly approved for the World MasterCard version with a limit of $7,500.

I'm pretty impressed with how smooth the process has been so far - I already have access to my online account (which is how I figured out my limit) and it appears that Barclays already assigned an account number to me. Very cool!

I will update this thread with more information when I find out which report they pulled. But for now, what I know is that my overall utilization is 2%, with balances only reporting on two cards. No new accounts since December. AAoA of over 4 years on all three reports.

In My Wallet: Amex BCP (12/12) $22.200, Cap1 Quicksilver (6/12) $14,000, Chase CSP (4/14) $12,000, Barclaycard Rewards (5/13) $10,500, Citi Forward (12/12) $9,600, Chase Freedom (12/12) $5,000

Last App: April 2, 2014
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Re: Barclaycard Arrival Approval!


SnackTrader wrote:
For those who have followed my indecision, I finally applied for this card tonight and was instantly approved for the World MasterCard version with a limit of $7,500.

I'm pretty impressed with how smooth the process has been so far - I already have access to my online account (which is how I figured out my limit) and it appears that Barclays already assigned an account number to me. Very cool!

I will update this thread with more information when I find out which report they pulled. But for now, what I know is that my overall utilization is 2%, with balances only reporting on two cards. No new accounts since December. AAoA of over 4 years on all three reports.

Congrats you wanted that card so makes it just that more special

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jzon450
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Re: Barclaycard Arrival Approval!

Great to hear!  Was there a reason you opted for Arrival over Sapphire?

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Congrats!  Glad it went so smoothly.

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Congrats, great card and great CL! Did you apply for the one with or without AF?

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grats! knew you would be approved :smileytongue:

 

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On my iPad, so there's no quote function.

@jzon450
The Arrival has a $400 signup bonus, which will come in huge later this year for vacation. It gains 2% on all purchases, which is a 0.5% improvement over my CapitalOne for the majority of my spending. That should gain me about $90 per year over the CapOne card with my spending. It also has the AF waived the first year. Basically, I don't plan to keep it with the AF because my spending doesn't cover the AF. And most importantly, the CSP doesn't really give me much because I get 5% on restaurants with my Forward and 1% on everything else with all my other cards.

Here's a more coherent discussion of why I wanted this card, and why I was indecisive:
http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Cards/New-Barclaycard-Arrival-Strategy/m-p/2138023#M595862

In My Wallet: Amex BCP (12/12) $22.200, Cap1 Quicksilver (6/12) $14,000, Chase CSP (4/14) $12,000, Barclaycard Rewards (5/13) $10,500, Citi Forward (12/12) $9,600, Chase Freedom (12/12) $5,000

Last App: April 2, 2014
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Re: Barclaycard Arrival Approval!

Awesome!!! Congrats.
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SnackTrader
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Re: Barclaycard Arrival Approval!

I applied for the card with the AF, which is then waived for the first year.

Thanks for all the support, folks!

In My Wallet: Amex BCP (12/12) $22.200, Cap1 Quicksilver (6/12) $14,000, Chase CSP (4/14) $12,000, Barclaycard Rewards (5/13) $10,500, Citi Forward (12/12) $9,600, Chase Freedom (12/12) $5,000

Last App: April 2, 2014
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@SnackTrader!
Congrats! Excellent card! With your instant approval- you should call the Barclays BackDoor # and get your CL upped to 10K. JMO. I think you all get it. :smileyhappy:

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