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Re: Chase Sapphire Card - For excellent credit?

Contrary to what people might tell you, the CSP isn't that difficult to get. As long as you have a decent income and haven't done something major that screwed up your credit file (BK, COs, recent 60-90 day lates), it's possible to get approved.

 

Yes you need good credit, but I wouldn't say excellent credit is required. When I hear excellent credit, I think of 750+. Good begins at 700, mediocre is 650, and lousy is anything less than that.

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Bank of America Privileges with Travel Rewards Visa Signature - $23,200 CL
Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature - $12,700 CL
Chase United MileagePlus Club World Elite MasterCard - $26,500 CL
Citibank American Airlines Executive World Elite MasterCard - $22,500 CL
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Re: Chase Sapphire Card - For excellent credit?

I've asked this question just to get an idea of what Chase might require the credit of person to be in order to be approved for this card. Chase currently does not want to increase my limit beyond $3,000 divided between two cards (Freedom, Amazon.com ) so I doubt they'd approve me now .. maybe six months to a year I'll try and I'll then know! Thanks for the feedback. 

 


CreditScholar wrote:

Contrary to what people might tell you, the CSP isn't that difficult to get. As long as you have a decent income and haven't done something major that screwed up your credit file (BK, COs, recent 60-90 day lates), it's possible to get approved.

 

Yes you need good credit, but I wouldn't say excellent credit is required. When I hear excellent credit, I think of 750+. Good begins at 700, mediocre is 650, and lousy is anything less than that.




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Re: Chase Sapphire Card - For excellent credit?


altayar wrote:

I've asked this question just to get an idea of what Chase might require the credit of person to be in order to be approved for this card. Chase currently does not want to increase my limit beyond $3,000 divided between two cards (Freedom, Amazon.com ) so I doubt they'd approve me now .. maybe six months to a year I'll try and I'll then know! Thanks for the feedback. 

 


CreditScholar wrote:

Contrary to what people might tell you, the CSP isn't that difficult to get. As long as you have a decent income and haven't done something major that screwed up your credit file (BK, COs, recent 60-90 day lates), it's possible to get approved.

 

Yes you need good credit, but I wouldn't say excellent credit is required. When I hear excellent credit, I think of 750+. Good begins at 700, mediocre is 650, and lousy is anything less than that.





For some reason, Chase seems to be more generous with the CLs of new cards than CLIs on existing cards.

 

When I applied for my CSP I received an instant approval, but my CL was only $12,700. 6 months later I applied for the CO Presidential Plus (which is now my United Club card), and they gave me 18k. 3 months later I received an auto-CLI to 25k.

 

If you use your Freedom regularly, heavily and always PIF, the odds are you'll get a much higher CL when you apply for your next card. If you do this, have a 700+ FICO with no recent or major baddies, plus an income of 50-60k+, you should stand a good chance.

 

FICOs: EX: 826, EQ: 817, TU: 810
Bank of America Privileges with Travel Rewards Visa Signature - $23,200 CL
Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature - $12,700 CL
Chase United MileagePlus Club World Elite MasterCard - $26,500 CL
Citibank American Airlines Executive World Elite MasterCard - $22,500 CL
J.P. Morgan Ritz Carlton Visa Signature - $23,500 CL
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Re: Chase Sapphire Card - For excellent credit?

USAA give good starting CLs if your fico is good.


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