01-20-2010 02:26 PM - edited 01-20-2010 02:26 PM
I applied for a similar card (same category as prestige requiring "Excellent" credit).
Capital One publishes this information related to who the card is intended for:
This card is for people with Excellent Credit
I have had a loan or credit card for at least five years
I have a credit card with a credit limit greater than $10,000
I have never been more than 60 days late on a credit card, medical bill or loan payment
I have never declared bankruptcy
Personally, I like some of the other cards better, unless you are looking for CapOne's best APR. Prestige has the lowest published APR at 11.9% V, but also has a 3% Transfer/Cash fee. It also has no rewards.
A couple of the other cards have no Transfer fees and offer rewards and is 13.9%.
01-20-2010 02:31 PM
Thanks txjohn !
I wonder how high is their initial credit line, for the cards requiring excellent c.h
I heard that they pull all CB, what if 2 of the 3 are under freeze, would they budge ?
01-20-2010 02:46 PM - edited 01-20-2010 02:52 PM
Well, I app'ed the CapOne Professional Ultra and only received a $3k CL.
In hindsight, I should have waited a few months before applying for it. At the time I applied, $10k was my highest CL, and I only had 1 card at that level. At the time of app I had:
- BoA $10k
- Chase $3.5k
- CapOne $1k
- Orchard $750
- Juniper $2k
- Macy's $1.3k
- Macy's $1k
Fast forward several months and I have CL's at up to $25k. I think that had I applied end of year I might have gotten a better CL.
IMO, you need to have 1 or more CL's above $10k that have some history. Most of my major cards only went back 3 to 4 years and my oldest account was Macy's at 20 years.
So, these cards rely heavily upon your past history of other major accounts with high CL's
I can attest that once you finally get high CL's, this opens the door to other high CL's. IME, I was stuck at $10k (Alliant and PenFed both matched my BoA with $10k). But NFCU gave me $25k. After that PSECU gave $20k, USAA gave $20k, Care Credit gave $14k (my requested CL), etc.
The real issue with CapOne is that once you app and are approved, whatever you get is what you get and you don't get consideration for your improved credit after the fact. It is best to app once you have the "credit profile" that you want to have for them.
01-21-2010 01:40 PM
Not necessarily. CapOne prime cards often require further processing. They may contact you for more info. And once you are notified approved, you have to wait till the card arrives before you know your CL. If you call CS, they tell you they don't know and you have to wait till it arrives.
01-21-2010 02:09 PM
i just called them and the cs told me i should wait at least 48 hours, because it s not a pre-qualified offer..i wonder if they will approve it without having to check the other 2 reports.
01-21-2010 03:40 PM - edited 01-21-2010 03:47 PM
crap1 is the only company that does not charge fees for using thier cards outside the usa.
thats the main reason i wanted the card for . + hopefuly a high cl
if i dont get a cl > 5k i m gonna cancel the acct right away
01-21-2010 05:14 PM - edited 01-21-2010 05:14 PM
Their is nothing prestigious about Capital One or any products they carry IMHO.