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Chase Freedom Approved ($500) I Want More!

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Chase Freedom Approved ($500) I Want More!

I just applied and got an instant approval. I called their automated line to find out my limit. It is only $500. I would like to have more, especially if I will be using the card more than my others. I currently have a bofa card with a 3k limit (which will soon be sock drawered) Discover "it" with a $1500 limit and two amex npsl.

 

Would it be a bad idea to call and ask them to raise it eve before I get my card? Or should I just tough it out and wait 6 months or so then do it?

 

THX

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Re: Chase Freedom Approved ($500) I Want More!

They won't do anything with it even if you call to my knowledge.

 

The $500 is basically the default, entry CL for Chase now for what they consider marginal or outright subprime customers.  I'd take a hard look at my credit report if it were me, but that $500 limit is perfectly servicable in this day and age of online accounts, and getting in with Chase is a beneficial thing in the long run.

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Re: Chase Freedom Approved ($500) I Want More!


Revelate wrote:

They won't do anything with it even if you call to my knowledge.

 

The $500 is basically the default, entry CL for Chase now for what they consider marginal or outright subprime customers.  I'd take a hard look at my credit report if it were me, but that $500 limit is perfectly servicable in this day and age of online accounts, and getting in with Chase is a beneficial thing in the long run.


Definitely this. a credit limit of $500 doesn't mean you can only spend $500. It's a little more work but just pay it down more than once a month and you'll be fine. Smiley Very Happy 



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Re: Chase Freedom Approved ($500) I Want More!


saggy1 wrote:

I just applied and got an instant approval. I called their automated line to find out my limit. It is only $500. I would like to have more, especially if I will be using the card more than my others. I currently have a bofa card with a 3k limit (which will soon be sock drawered) Discover "it" with a $1500 limit and two amex npsl.

 

Would it be a bad idea to call and ask them to raise it eve before I get my card? Or should I just tough it out and wait 6 months or so then do it?

 

THX


Hey Saggy,

 

What kind of baddies do you have, and do you know your credit score?

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Re: Chase Freedom Approved ($500) I Want More!

I really have no baddies on my score. When I append for this cars I had really high utilization and my aaoa was just under a year.
I got instantly approved but again still only 500 limit . It's been less then a week and already have 300 on it. (will pif on Friday)
I've basically exchanged this for my debit because of the rewards and the bonus offer if I spend 500 in first 3 months .

chase is always a hard pull on cli I will just use this regularly and pif and hope for the best.

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Re: Chase Freedom Approved ($500) I Want More!

Looks like you have some pretty decent credit lines for just startin out! Chase will grow with you, but as stated, usually a HP if they don't auto CLI you. But if you ever get to the point of needing/wanting another Chase product (a la Sapphire, etc.) They are usually pretty generous then after you establish a relationship!

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