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Barclays--CLI and AA questions

Have new Barclays Rewards card. 5k limit, transferred 3.5k for 0% APR for 15 months

 

 

I read alot about CLI after 6 months. What are they looking for?

 

I have also remember reading about AA/closings after 12 months. Are they sensitive specifically about inquiries (like HP for CLI, cell phone, rental apt, etc) or is it new accounts started? I don't anticipate new accounts in the next year but will need to rent a new place, get a new cell phone contract, maybe take a HP on CLI from Chase, things l;ike that. Anything else I can do to better m chances of a good relationship with them?

 

 

 

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Re: Barclays--CLI and AA questions

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compassion101 wrote:

Have new Barclays Rewards card. 5k limit, transferred 3.5k for 0% APR for 15 months

 

 

I read alot about CLI after 6 months. What are they looking for?

 

I have also remember reading about AA/closings after 12 months. Are they sensitive specifically about inquiries (like HP for CLI, cell phone, rental apt, etc) or is it new accounts started? I don't anticipate new accounts in the next year but will need to rent a new place, get a new cell phone contract, maybe take a HP on CLI from Chase, things l;ike that. Anything else I can do to better m chances of a good relationship with them?

 

 


I don't believe there is any specific timeframe when they might  aa or CLD. In general, the first 6 mos after you get the card is the most sensitive time with them. I don't think the HPs you mentioned would bother them. They're mostly concerned with people getting a lot if new credit. 

 

Ive gotten a couple of new cards within a month or two of getting Bsrclays and didn't have a problem, but I made sure to keep my reported util really low. 

 

 

Mostly, I've made sure the payments are scheduled to be paid a day or two before theyre due, and also be careful not to mess up when the due date is a weekend. They do soft, so be sure your credit is in good shape with other accts, too. I've been very happy with them so far. I opened Apple in November and did a HP CLI last month, since I didn't get an auto CLI. It went fine, and I went from $2200 to $10k. But then my credit has improved a lot since Nov, too.

 

I think they tendtoget a bad wrap because of a few negstive experiences people have had and posted. Just watch any new  credit for a while and you should be fine.
 
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Re: Barclays--CLI and AA questions

They do seem more sensitive than most issuers to new accounts soon after getting their cards.  However I do think theY do a lot of 0% offers and people tend to max out those limits and then going for new credit makes them nervous.

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Re: Barclays--CLI and AA questions


compassion101 wrote:

Have new Barclays Rewards card. 5k limit, transferred 3.5k for 0% APR for 15 months

 

 

I read alot about CLI after 6 months. What are they looking for?

 

I have also remember reading about AA/closings after 12 months. Are they sensitive specifically about inquiries (like HP for CLI, cell phone, rental apt, etc) or is it new accounts started? I don't anticipate new accounts in the next year but will need to rent a new place, get a new cell phone contract, maybe take a HP on CLI from Chase, things l;ike that. Anything else I can do to better m chances of a good relationship with them?

 

 

 


Don't worry too much about that. I opened 4 new accounts and my 6th statement got a CLI. They are concerned about how you treat their card (payment history/usage). Use it alot and pay alot on it and they'll take care of you!

 




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