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Registered: ‎02-25-2013
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Barclays US Airways frustrations

So, I applied for a US airways World MC to get the 40k miles last night.  Never had barclays card before; instant decision, but for only 1k CL???


Granted, I have lots of INQ this month as I apped for and got these;



NFCU Rewards 25k

USAA Amex 6k

USAA World MC 12k

Discover It 4k

Chase CSP 5k

Wells Fargo Home Rebate 3k

Sony Reward Visa 5k

Citi AA Signature 12k


I even called for a recon and they denied a CLI,  should I just close it since it is a toy limit or wait for a CLI later down the road?


Scores: EQ 796, EX 790, TU 807
Personal and Business Cards: 26 with 705k
High Limit Cards: CSP 50k | BoA Cash 80k | NFCU flagship 60k | Penfed Rewards 50k | Aviator Silver 52k
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Registered: ‎09-20-2011
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Re: Barclays US Airways frustrations

Wait for a CLI.  Barclay's is very sketchy of new accounts and inquieries.  Let it age and it will grow.

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Re: Barclays US Airways frustrations

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boomhower wrote:

Wait for a CLI.  Barclay's is very sketchy of new accounts and inquieries.  Let it age and it will grow.

+1. I'd let it grow with you.


When I went on an app spree recently & applied for a Baraclay's right after 6 other approvals, I had to recon it & only got a $2,500 limit.

   Total CL: $177,300
 Highest CL: $10,000
  Average CL: $6,300
 Total PLOC: $26,000
     AAoA: 3 yrs & 11 mos
         Utilization: 7%
Inq: 11 (EQ) | 10 (TU) | 9 (EX)
         Derogatories: 0
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Posts: 27,204
Registered: ‎09-13-2012
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Re: Barclays US Airways frustrations

Congrats! But 10 accounts that's a lot of account in 1 month

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Posts: 797
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Re: Barclays US Airways frustrations

I'd sit tight. You probably spooked Barclays. You opened a lot of accounts.

Starting Score: EX: 575 (PSECU 5/2/12) TU: 582 (3/6/12) EQ: 664 (4/27/12)
Current Score: EX: 699 (PSECU 06/04/14) 702 (my FICO 08/05/14) TU: 699 (08/01/14) EQ: 675 (07/08/14)
Goal Score: 720
20K PSECU 7/12 | 12K USAA 9/12 | 11K BOA 1-2-3 9/12 | 9K Citi HHonors 9/12 | 8.5K Citi AAdvantage 5/08 | 5K Chase Sapphire Pref. 9/12 | 3.8K Barclays USAir 7/12 | 6K Walmart Dis. 11/12 | 1K Amex SPG 11/12 | 2K Amex BCP 1/13

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