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Best bank CCs?

(Not sure if this belongs in the CC forum as it is mostly about banking...so please move it if necessary.) 

 

I currently bank with BofA, and have a Platinum Plus MC with them that has a $4.5k limit.  Have had it for almost a year.

 

I don't have any issues with BofA to date, but have been hearing a lot about people having serious issues with them.

 

I'd like to build a relationship with another bank & obtain a CC through them as well, as a backup...and perhaps transition fully to them.  What would be the best bank for this?

 

On a related note, would opening accounts with CCC-related bank (i.e., Discover Bank online) increase likelihood of being approved for one of the company's cards (in this case, a Discover CC)?


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All of my banking is done with Citibank, and I have two credit cards with CitiCards as well as a line of credit with Citibank, and I've been very happy with the various products I have with them.
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LizF wrote:

(Not sure if this belongs in the CC forum as it is mostly about banking...so please move it if necessary.) 

 

I currently bank with BofA, and have a Platinum Plus MC with them that has a $4.5k limit.  Have had it for almost a year.

 

I don't have any issues with BofA to date, but have been hearing a lot about people having serious issues with them.

 

I'd like to build a relationship with another bank & obtain a CC through them as well, as a backup...and perhaps transition fully to them.  What would be the best bank for this?

 

On a related note, would opening accounts with CCC-related bank (i.e., Discover Bank online) increase likelihood of being approved for one of the company's cards (in this case, a Discover CC)?


Where do you live? I have been with PNC for several years. I got my current credit card with them in March of 2009 with TU FICO score of 642 and received $7500 CL. I've been very happy with them and am really excited that I have lots more ATMs to choose from now for checking withdrawals.

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Whoops...that's a pretty useful bit of info I left out.

 

I am in Los Angeles. 


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I've had a BoA for just over 2 years...and the CL seems to be stuck at $1000.  After hitting the LUV button 3 times in the past 6 months, they refuse to give me even a $500 CL bump.

 

Meanwhile, 3 months ago, I apply for a CITI Forward card and was approved after address verification for a $7000 CL (My highest CL).

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I would say 2 words CU.  It may be harder to qualify but they have not jumped on the AA bandwagon and their rates tend to be more attractive.  They dont offer as much in the rewards area if you are looking for that, although I get 1% cash back for every purchase.
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I like CU's overall the best.  They tend to be just a bit more stable, IMO.

 

 

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I agree, a credit union or community is the way to go.  You can put all of your products with them and they generally will give you better rates for doing so.
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rbh wrote:

LizF wrote:

(Not sure if this belongs in the CC forum as it is mostly about banking...so please move it if necessary.) 

 

I currently bank with BofA, and have a Platinum Plus MC with them that has a $4.5k limit.  Have had it for almost a year.

 

I don't have any issues with BofA to date, but have been hearing a lot about people having serious issues with them.

 

I'd like to build a relationship with another bank & obtain a CC through them as well, as a backup...and perhaps transition fully to them.  What would be the best bank for this?

 

On a related note, would opening accounts with CCC-related bank (i.e., Discover Bank online) increase likelihood of being approved for one of the company's cards (in this case, a Discover CC)?


Where do you live? I have been with PNC for several years. I got my current credit card with them in March of 2009 with TU FICO score of 642 and received $7500 CL. I've been very happy with them and am really excited that I have lots more ATMs to choose from now for checking withdrawals.


 

I agree.  I've been with PNC for about a year now.  No complaints.  I picked up a credit card from them as well, currently with a CL of $1250.  Not too great so I haven't used it much.

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U.S. Bank Credit Card is pretty good card to have . I have two cards (co-branded) with US Bank and they haven't done anything to me yet. I called to ask for CLI (no hard pull) every six months .

 

 

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