Another question for the day....I had just paid off my barclays balance of 300 ( cl of 500) I went and requested a cli on the website.
I was reading around these forums about barclays and cli and im a little concerned now. I have 11 recent inquiries since I opened the barclays card. ( was on a app spree to see what I could get to try and rebuild credit after BK in 2010) Is this request for a cli going to result in a account closure becuase of all the inquiries?
Interesting. I, too, opened Barclays in November 2012 but only added one INQ in December. Time will tell.
Because the chicks dig it when I throw down the card to the waiter and...it comes in handy if I'm short on cash until payday and need a short spot. AMEX gets the booty, and that's important when you're a Pirate.
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I should have but thought it was worth a shot until I read all the bad reviews about them closing accounts etc.
Right after I did it, I sent a message from my account asking them not to process the request but im sure its already been done. The message I recieved when I requested the increase was that I would recieve a letter in 10 days....
We shall see I guess. I'm really hoping it doesnt because ive been reading how good their auto cli's are....shouldve waited I suppose.
fingers crossed for you.
I have personally opened over 12 new accounts since acquiring Barclay's including a second account from them. If you use their product regularly and pif or 4-5 times minimum they seldom have issues. This was from an underwriter. As always YMMV, but I wouldn't worry!
A few ago I started a "poll" here to see who had experienced the dreaded barclays AA after adding other accounts. At least 95% of the responses indicated no AA from Barclays. I suspect this is like an Amex FR, really rather rare, but impacted people report it so it appears more common than it is.