If you do the search for offers on the BoA site and it says you aren't preapproved, there is no need to apply, right? I ask because someone told me they tried the search and was told they weren't approved but then they applied and was approved. Does this sound possible?
Hi creditgirl. I have NEVER gotten an offer from BOA's preapproval link, even when my credit scores were recently in the low 700's (right before I killed them by adding 6 new accounts and double that in inquiries).
I applied for a second BOA card anyway, this after talking to the BOA virtual assistant, who said that you may still qualify even if there are no preapprovals.
So anyway, I applied and was approved for a new card CL @ $1500.00, which they immediately doubled to $3000.00 when I clicked the CLI button.
Also right before I applied for the BOA card, I applied for a "preapproved" AMEX card and for a mail offer that was sent to me by Discover. Both those resulted in a denial.
I don't know if I looked better to BOA because I have had one of their cards for 1 1/2 years and while often carried a balance (usually 80%), always eventually paid it off.
I think though, that you would probably want a 650 plus score to apply for anything but the secured BOA card. Probably higher than that is better. The virtual assistant did say that they look at more than score when considering applications.
Message Edited by siangirl34 on 09-30-200802:20 PM