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AthenaQ
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎04-23-2008

CLIs seem to have capped out because of income?

Hello. It seems that I've reached a plateau for CLIs due to my annual household income, or so the CC's denial of CLI letters tell me. Might this actually be the case? If so, is there anything I can do to up my limits, short of making more monies? These are DH's CCs, and his FICOs are between 686-699.

Annual Household Income (DH and I are students): $24,000.00

Credit Utilization: Currently 13%, usually stays between 5%-20%.

CLIs:
BOA- Began at $1,500.00, now at $2,400.00
Best Buy store card- Began at $1,500.00, now at $3,400.00
Capital One- $2,000.00, says they'll give me a CLI when they feel like it, couldn't find a spot online to request one.
American Express- $1,900.00, this one is less than three months old.
Juniper- $1,500.00, For the record, I hate that damned Juniper CC. I've had it for 2.5 years, with a spotless payment history. I'm still at the introductory APR of 22.74%, and have never gotten a CLI, and I've asked for both. Humph.
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MidnightVoice
Posts: 8,158
Registered: ‎03-25-2007

Re: CLIs seem to have capped out because of income?

That is about 50% of your HHI. It might well be part of the reason
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fused
Posts: 16,243
Registered: ‎03-12-2007

Re: CLIs seem to have capped out because of income?

I really believe this has happened to me too. I can no longer get CLI's without showing my W-2s, pay stub and etc. 25K seems to be the trigger with many CCCs.
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AthenaQ
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎04-23-2008

Re: CLIs seem to have capped out because of income?

Ah! Is there some sort of 50% rule I don't know about? That would make sense, and 50% is a lot, now that I've thought about it.
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AthenaQ
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎04-23-2008

Re: CLIs seem to have capped out because of income?

Reply to Fused: Just wondering, what makes you think that $25,000.00 is the happy point? What happens after $25,000.00?
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fused
Posts: 16,243
Registered: ‎03-12-2007

Re: CLIs seem to have capped out because of income?

I don't know about the 50% thingy...my available credit is nearly twice as much as my individual income. HHI almost equals my available credit though.
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marty56
Posts: 5,679
Registered: ‎10-06-2007

Re: CLIs seem to have capped out because of income?

My available credit is less then 25% of my yearly  income.  I have a mortgage and car payment though.  I am not complaining since I dont want to wind up in 70k of CC debt again.
 
It seems CLI would be based on income and the card itself based on FICO score and other CR factors.
09/12/2013 FICO: EQ: 772 EX:813 TU:752
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watchnerd
Posts: 527
Registered: ‎11-29-2007

Re: CLIs seem to have capped out because of income?

AthenaQ, if it's any comfort, our credit lines are capped at about 40% of our household income, so percentage wise, you're doing better than our house.
4/25: TU 793, EQ 791, EX ?
Goal: 800s by 12/09

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