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Barclays USAirways RECON Approval and CLI

Got approved a few weeks ago for my highest limit in over 5 years at $1,500 with a RECON to the backdoor number after initially being declined.  I travel a lot for work and get reimbursed for expenses so this was huge for me.  I decided to call back this morning for a CLI in order to transfer a $1,200 balance on my B of A credit card that has been closed for a few years and I have been making on-time payments and been current for over a year on it.  I called the Barclays backdoor number and after a few questions had my limit raised to $3,000 and the balance transfer will go through in a week or so! 

 

Thanks Barclays and thanks myfico community!  I have been a longtime reader of the forums and credit all of you for enabling me to take control of my credit and make it work for me.  I have now gone from $0 of available credit with no open accounts to $4,700 of total credit limits and will reduce utilization to between 1% and 9% by the end of the month (per myfico recommendations).  Now I have only a few late payments on some old car leases (last one over a year ago), missed payments on the B of A (over a year ago), and the worst of all is a charge off from Continental Finance from 2007 that I can't get removed no matter how I try.  My credit card portfolio now consists of Barclays ($3,000), Capital One ($500), Capital One ($500), Credit One ($400), and Orchard Bank ($300).  Can't wait to get rid of those subprime cards but will live with them and my new Barclays for a while since I have heard they are sensitive to inquiries.  New cards can wait until next year, I have more than enough credit to cover my business travel which is all I use it for.

 

I will be buying a house this fall and just bought a new car with no co-signer like a grown up (finally!!).  A great year so far, I can't stop smiling and just had to share it with the group!  Thanks again myfico community!

 

PS, Barclays pulls Transunion.


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Re: Barclays USAirways RECON Approval and CLI

Congratulations.... Barclays customer service is awesome and so are their CA's... 

 

I recently made through their Apple card,,, 

 

Be careful since they have you in the system you have to be very easy with new app atleast for the next 6 months....

 

Good Luck !!

 

 

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Re: Barclays USAirways RECON Approval and CLI

I too got a CLI today...When I started with the Barclays/Juniper US Airways card I had a 2k limit, I PIF last spring and had a CLD to $500.00.  About 3 weeks ago I called the Backdoor number to ask for a increase I was declined....Then bingo I logged into the account today and there was a increase from $500 to $1,200.00....I have NEVER been late with account and have had the account since 2006.  I am very happy right now with them. 

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Re: Barclays USAirways RECON Approval and CLI


jackig64 wrote:

I too got a CLI today...When I started with the Barclays/Juniper US Airways card I had a 2k limit, I PIF last spring and had a CLD to $500.00.  About 3 weeks ago I called the Backdoor number to ask for a increase I was declined....Then bingo I logged into the account today and there was a increase from $500 to $1,200.00....I have NEVER been late with account and have had the account since 2006.  I am very happy right now with them. 


jackig64, Did you carry a balance before PIF?  I don't plan on ever actually carrying a balance from one statement to another.  Hopefully that saves me from a potential CLD.  Did you have lots of inquiries?  Did they give you a reason for the CLD?

 

Thanks!


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Re: Barclays USAirways RECON Approval and CLI

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Yes, I had a balance prior to PIF, at that time I was putting alot of work travel expenses on the card so there always seemed to be a balance...The reason they gave for the CLI decline was they wanted to see a lower Utilization on ALL my cards.   Although I am working on the utilization, at this current moment I am at about 40% which is  not different then 3 weeks ago....I am still waiting for a lot of baddies from 2004/2005 to fall off, and then just a few "divorce" time blips from 2008 to come off.  Also, I do not have a mortgage right now.  Just several store cards. No PRime Cards... life is getting better :smileyhappy:

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jackig64 wrote:

Yes, I had a balance prior to PIF, at that time I was putting alot of work travel expenses on the card so there always seemed to be a balance...The reason they gave for the CLI decline was they wanted to see a lower Utilization on ALL my cards.   Although I am working on the utilization, at this current moment I am at about 40% which is  not different then 3 weeks ago....I am still waiting for a lot of baddies from 2004/2005 to fall off, and then just a few "divorce" time blips from 2008 to come off.  Also, I do not have a mortgage right now.  Just several store cards. No PRime Cards... life is getting better :smileyhappy:


Thanks for the feedback jackig64.  I am making sure to keep 0 balances on the other cards so hopefully that will keep me safe from CLD.  Sounds like we are in a simlar place, as you said "life is getting better!!"


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Re: Barclays USAirways RECON Approval and CLI

Barclays is great with giving generous CLI. On the other hand i find the customer service subpar. The people in the credit department are great, when ever i wanted a cli would just call them.


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Congratulations! It sounds like you're making real progress with rebuilding your credit. Good for you! I agree... these boards have been incredibly helpful for people seeking to take charge of their credit. I've benefitted greatly from reading the various discussions that take place here.


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tinuviel wrote:

Congratulations! It sounds like you're making real progress with rebuilding your credit. Good for you! I agree... these boards have been incredibly helpful for people seeking to take charge of their credit. I've benefitted greatly from reading the various discussions that take place here.


 

Thanks tinuviel, when I called in for the recon (after reading tons of myfico community experiences to psyche myself up) and was approved, I was on the verge of tears.  I ruined my credit in college and turn 30 in a few weeks.  I work in a business that requires tons of travel and each company always made me pay expenses and submit for reimbursement.  My income at first was not very high and I was using my debit card for $2,000 a month in expenses per month while my wife was still in school.  This created a neverending cycle of cash flow issues.  Better credit is truly a lifechanging experience for me.


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28217 wrote:

tinuviel wrote:

Congratulations! It sounds like you're making real progress with rebuilding your credit. Good for you! I agree... these boards have been incredibly helpful for people seeking to take charge of their credit. I've benefitted greatly from reading the various discussions that take place here.


Thanks tinuviel, when I called in for the recon (after reading tons of myfico community experiences to psyche myself up) and was approved, I was on the verge of tears.  I ruined my credit in college and turn 30 in a few weeks.  I work in a business that requires tons of travel and each company always made me pay expenses and submit for reimbursement.  My income at first was not very high and I was using my debit card for $2,000 a month in expenses per month while my wife was still in school.  This created a neverending cycle of cash flow issues.  Better credit is truly a lifechanging experience for me.


 

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Congrats on turning it all around and taking charge of your credit! Happy traveling (or as close to happy as we can get these days in air travel, lol).

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