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Card advise please!!!

I want to try and apply for a prime card in about 6 months! My transunion has a paid collection that's just over 2 years old! I have no other negatives and everything has always been on time. The only thing hurting me is my utilization is a 93%. I plan on paying this way down over the next 6 months. My experian and equifax is clean except for the utilization being high!!! Can someone please tell me which credit cards pull equifax and experian??? Those are my best reports and I really want a prime card! Dont want to waste an inquiry with transunion!

Starting Score: TU 640, EQ 636, EX 645
Current Score: TU 665, EQ 706, EX ?
Goal Score: All above 700


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Re: Card advise please!!!

Discover pulled EQ and TU for me in Cali. BofA pulled EX.

I've read Barclays pulls TU.

Starting Score: EQ 681 5/2011, EX 656 6/2011 (PSECU), TU98 642 6/2011
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Re: Card advise please!!!

In my experience being in MA:

 

EQ: Discover - USAA - PenFed - DCU

 

EX: AMEX - Chase - PSECU - Macys




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Re: Card advise please!!!

Thanks. Keep em coming :smileywink:

Starting Score: TU 640, EQ 636, EX 645
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Re: Card advise please!!!

I'll add my experince with those who pulled TU only

 

Barclays - GE (both for my Lowes and Walmart)

 

Where are you located? As you can see sometimes a credit pull is dependant on location.




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Re: Card advise please!!!

Try taking a look at whogavemecredit.com  and you will find what you are looking for.   93% is pretty high so you got some work to do prior to prime card apps.  Even if you find the card you want and the bureau they pull is right, be careful.  It is not unusual to get multiple pulls on the bureaus.  Try not to give them a reason to go snooping around on other cra's sites. 

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Re: Card advise please!!!

Ok thanks. I live in Arkansas. I have a Walmart, capital one(2), Dillard's, jcpenney, and Q card. Yes my utilization is ridiculous. The myfico score simulator takes me from 640 to 750 if I get my balances down. I know it's just an estimate, but keeps me hopeful!!!

Starting Score: TU 640, EQ 636, EX 645
Current Score: TU 665, EQ 706, EX ?
Goal Score: All above 700


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Oh and a best buy reward zone. Stuck at $600

Starting Score: TU 640, EQ 636, EX 645
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Prettylady1 wrote:
Ok thanks. I live in Arkansas. I have a Walmart, capital one(2), Dillard's, jcpenney, and Q card. Yes my utilization is ridiculous. The myfico score simulator takes me from 640 to 750 if I get my balances down. I know it's just an estimate, but keeps me hopeful!!!

That's probably not a bad estimate, I was guessing you'd go into the 700+ range easy with getting down that utilization... as it's absolutely crushing your score without a doubt.

 

Starting Score: EQ 561, TU 567, EX 599* (12/30/11, EX lender pull 12/29/11)
Current Score: EQ 04 683, EQ 8 690, TU 710, EX 715 (01/01/15)
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Re: Card advise please!!!

Yikes, 93%, you def need to get that WAY down before apping for a Prime card, but you already know that.

 

AmEx is an EX puller when apping for their revolvers, but they are known to pull EX and TU when apping for one of their Charge cards, that's a YMMV type of thing.

 

Discover and Citi pulled EQ for me. NC

 

Depends on which State you reside. (google "creditpullsdatabase" or "whogavemecredit") I personally would not rely on the info posted there entirely, but you could get an "idea" of who pulls who.

 

Work on getting that util down, util too high is commonly a deal breaker.

 

Best of Luck.


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