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Chase Freedom - Approved!!!! Clearview Federal Credit Union - Denied.

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Chase Freedom - Approved!!!! Clearview Federal Credit Union - Denied.

So I just applied for a Visa Credit card at Clearview Federal Credit Union where I have a personal checking and savings, a personal cd ($2,000) and a secured certificate loan ($2,000, 7 months old, and paid on time each month builder loan).  I just also opened a business checking and savings accounts with them.

 

While I was there I applied for their business Visa card for 5k and I was denied due to my personal credit files (PG required which is the norm).  

 

The reasons they gave me were: Previous collection accounts and Settled for less than owed on account.

 

My current cards and balances:

 

Chase Slate: 16k Limit | 0 Balance | 5 years no lates

Chase Freedom: 4k Limit | 0 Balance | 4 years no lates

Discover More: 8.5k Limit | 1,100 Balance | 3 years no lates

Capital One Business Spark: $750 Limit | 0 Balance | 1 year no lates

Macy's AMEX: $300 Limit | 0 Balance | 2 years no lates

 

Oldest Account: 10 years

AAoA: 5.3 years

 

All collections are paid or settled and at least 3-6 years old.  I've been sending GW letters to no avail.


I was approved for the Chase Freedom rewards card on 3/7/2012 that is listed above 2 days after the Clearview hard pull appeared on my EX report.  I am certain that the EX file was the same, except for the Clearview hard pull showing when Chase did their inquiry.  I applied for the Chase Freedom card online and was given a "account needs further review" response.  So I called the backdoor number and spoke with a very polite person in the lending department that recon'd my app and I was approved for 4k.  Both lenders pulled my EX report.

 

I called Clearview Federal Credit Union back and spoke with a rep that explained because they're a small bank they couldn't recon or try to approve my credit card app.

 

I've been researching and rebuilding for 3 years and thought that credit unions were the way I should go.

 

I'm not knocking all credit unions, I mean I've read some really good things about them, just Clearview Federal Credit Union seems to be a waste of time for me.

 

Oh well, I need to get back to full time gardening mode anyway. Smiley Wink

 

 

My three FICO's are: TU: 707 | EX: 682 | EQ: 660

 

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Mega Contributor

Re: Chase Freedom - Approved!!!! Clearview Federal Credit Union - Denied.

Congrats on the Chase approval! Sorry to hear about the CU denial, may be time to look for a different one.



EQ FICO 548 3/3/16
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Contributor

Re: Chase Freedom - Approved!!!! Clearview Federal Credit Union - Denied.

I just might follow your advice looking at your score increases in less than a year, nice work!

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Re: Chase Freedom - Approved!!!! Clearview Federal Credit Union - Denied.

I'd agree that it might be time to look for a different CU. Overall, they are great, but it doesn't mean that ALL of them will be able to help you, individually.

 

I've actually got one nearby that is notorious in this area for being terrible, not only in customer service but with their products as well.

If it isn't working out for you, then maybe it's time to find one that will.

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EQ FICO (01/16/2012): 656 - EQ FICO (02/16/2012): 743 - EQ (02/24/2012): 760 - EX (04/28/2012): 739 - GOAL 2013: 800+

AMEX BCE (0/10K) --- BOA 1-2-3 (0/15.9K) --- Discover More (0/6K) --- Chase Freedom Visa (0/1.4K) -- Hyatt Visa Sign. (0/5.8K) -- Barclay's NFL Card (0/7.5K) -- Chase Sapphire Preferred (0/5K)

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Mega Contributor

Re: Chase Freedom - Approved!!!! Clearview Federal Credit Union - Denied.

I cant wait until I can app for a PSECU Visa, which is about 9 months away!



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Established Contributor

Re: Chase Freedom - Approved!!!! Clearview Federal Credit Union - Denied.

Congrats on the Freedom, it's a worthwhile consolation


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Contributor

Re: Chase Freedom - Approved!!!! Clearview Federal Credit Union - Denied.

Very good point!  

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Contributor

Re: Chase Freedom - Approved!!!! Clearview Federal Credit Union - Denied.

I need to look into them, I live in PA.

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Established Contributor

Re: Chase Freedom - Approved!!!! Clearview Federal Credit Union - Denied.

They give out free EX FICO score for member so it's another incentive =D


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Re: Chase Freedom - Approved!!!! Clearview Federal Credit Union - Denied.


timkrof wrote:

I need to look into them, I live in PA.


You really need to join them!!! Smiley Happy




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