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Barclays CLI soft pull YMMV

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Barclays CLI soft pull YMMV

So tried calling barclays for a CLI on my travelocity rewards card which had a $1000 limit. I had a freeze on my TU which they tend to pull, the analyst put me on a hold and she said she is going to pull my credit report, i was waiting for her to come back and ask me about my freeze, but volla she comes back and says i am approved for $4500( i had asked for  $5000). This news made my day. Saved an enquiry and got a much deserved CLI.

 

Hope this this helps out other members looking for a CLI but not ready for a hard pull.

My TU fico was around 690, and time since this card was open is about 4 months.

 

EDIT: ALL my 3 credit reports have a freeze. SO its a softpull.

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stud007 wrote:

So tried calling barclays for a CLI on my travelocity rewards card which had a $1000 limit. I had a freeze on my TU which they tend to pull, the analyst put me on a hold and she said she is going to pull my credit report, i was waiting for her to come back and ask me about my freeze, but volla she comes back and says i am approved for $4500( i had asked for  $5000). This news made my day. Saved an enquiry and got a much deserved CLI.

 

Hope this this helps out other members looking for a CLI but not ready for a hard pull.

My TU fico was around 690, and time since this card was open is about 4 months.


Congrats !!

 

Now that makes me wonder if they didnt pull another report?

 

If no, that means, they can do CLI's with SP's




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Re: Barclays CLI soft pull YMMV

Good question Smiley Happy

I have a freeze on all my 3 reports. So its definetly a soft pull.

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stud007 wrote:

Good question Smiley Happy

I have a freeze on all my 3 reports. So its definetly a soft pull.


Lucky you Smiley Happy




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They did a 2nd HP on my when I called the day after being approved for a CLI/recon. It was *supposed to* be soft, but they did 2 HP. If you want to guarantee no HP, you need to have your reports frozen. My hunch is if your reports weren't frozen, they'd have HP you. Others here have posted HPs w/Barclay's CLI.

 

Congrats on the great CLI! Amazing increase after only 4mos!

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Edits, funky spacing and spelling due to my iPad not getting along with the forum editor!

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bichonmom wrote:

They did a 2nd HP on my when I called the day after being approved for a CLI/recon. It was *supposed to* be soft, but they did 2 HP. If you want to guarantee no HP, you need to have your reports frozen. My hunch is if your reports weren't frozen, they'd have HP you. Others here have posted HPs w/Barclay's CLI.

 

Congrats on the great CLI! Amazing increase after only 4mos!


Bichon, Op was just lucky that his reports were frozen.

 

But if its done purposefully to avoid a HP, I think it would be on the unethical side.




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stud007 wrote:

So tried calling barclays for a CLI on my travelocity rewards card which had a $1000 limit. I had a freeze on my TU which they tend to pull, the analyst put me on a hold and she said she is going to pull my credit report, i was waiting for her to come back and ask me about my freeze, but volla she comes back and says i am approved for $4500( i had asked for  $5000). This news made my day. Saved an enquiry and got a much deserved CLI.

 

Hope this this helps out other members looking for a CLI but not ready for a hard pull.

My TU fico was around 690, and time since this card was open is about 4 months.

 

EDIT: ALL my 3 credit reports have a freeze. SO its a softpull.


Correct me if I'm wrong but from what I have heard is that as long as you have a relationship with a creditor they can soft your reports anytime they want and they can hard pull your reports for customer initiated CLI's even with a security freeze on it.  Like I said this is what I heard.  Please anyone else chime in on this.  A creditor can still hard pull even with freezes in place cause you have a relationship with them.  This is what I have heard.

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No thats not true. A hard pull is not possible when you have a freeze on your report.

A good example is my other card from NFCU. I initiated a CLI on that too, but was declined because my equifax report was frozen.

They said the only way to get a CLI was to lift the freeze on my report and hence resulting in a hard pull.

 

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this is good news! i can stay HP free for the year now!



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CS800 wrote:


Bichon, Op was just lucky that his reports were frozen.

 

But if its done purposefully to avoid a HP, I think it would be on the unethical side.


I agree. It is also expensive @ $10 each time! And with Murphy's Law, they'd undoubtedly require a HP. Smiley Frustrated

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EQ FICO 750 | TU FICO 761 (Walmart) | EX FAKO 767 | Goal: 800+

Edits, funky spacing and spelling due to my iPad not getting along with the forum editor!

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