09-24-2012 11:41 AM
I opened a Chase checking account in a local Branch and they asked if I would like to open a Freedom Card checking account and I said yes.
The Bank representative filled out the application on his computer and when I got home I checked on the application and it gave the 7-10 day notification.
A few days later I called the Chase Recon Number and the CSR was very nice and told me i was denied for the Freedom Card because I only had
eight months of credit History.
She took all my information put me on hold and about four minutes later said that Chase could not issue me a Card at this time do to the thin history file.
Amex however just approved me for $10,000 CL for a Costco True Earnings card.
I have a Capital one secured card with $2,000 CL
Amex Costco True Earnings $10,000 CL
I pay my CapitalOne card in full every month and usage is 10%
Fico Scores all over 725
09-24-2012 11:43 AM
09-24-2012 11:51 AM
They pulled EXperian.
I do own my house with no Mortgage.
I pay in full monthly on my CapitalOne Platinum Card and never have had a balance.
I have had the card for eight Months.
I do not go over 10%
I called their CSR and Amex even backdated my card to 1983 !!
I love Amex customer service.
09-24-2012 11:57 AM
Chase seems pretty tough sometime.
Congrats on your AMEX! Nice CL!
09-24-2012 12:01 PM
I am wondering if i should call the recon number again (888-245-0625) and see if I get different results.
My denial letter is on its way.
I could wait for it to arrive and then try to plead my case.
09-24-2012 12:42 PM - edited 09-24-2012 12:43 PM
well if amex backdated you to 83 you should have no problems getting a freedom signature once it reports.
granted that you have nothing else thats bad on your reports.
congrats on the amex though.
in 25 years when im 46 ill be glad i opened an amex in 2012 that was in good standing. =-)
edit: do you have any other inquries.
after that reports and bumps your aaoa to xxx you should go for the chase trifecta if everything else is good on your reports.
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09-24-2012 12:51 PM
I would think you would have no problem getting the Freedom when the AMEX reports. Obviously you had a prior relationship with AMEX, and that is how you got backdated. That also played a role in the approval. When you call Chase back, they may have to pull another report to verify that you have the other credit line reporting (since 1983). If they do this on a manual review, they will see the account was opened in 1983, but it is not going to show a payment history since 1983.
On Chase's denial letters, it has some language on the bottom about needing to pull another report to reconsider an application (not sure of the exact language, but it is there).
09-24-2012 12:51 PM
Congrats.. I apped for the Chase Freedom on Thursday.. got the 7- 10 notice also. Called the status line to check and it is still under review... I feel its going to be a denial.. but I did get a BofA Cashrewards card for #3.5k
09-24-2012 01:34 PM - edited 09-24-2012 01:41 PM
I was wondering if Chase does an additional Hard Pull for each Recon call
when following up a denial.
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