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Citi AAdvantage approved after a recon

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Citi AAdvantage approved after a recon

I applied for a Citi AAdvantage CC and got declined with the dreaded letter. Doing my research on this forum, I managed to contact the CITI president office and got it turned around and got approved. It is my 2nd prime card (the other one is Penfed Promise Visa) since my BK in 2005 and couldn't be happier, although the CL is only $3500.

Has anyone had success in CLI shortly after a recon?

Also, has anyone been successful in applying to another Citi Card after a recon?

 

Thanks -

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Re: Citi AAdvantage approved after a recon

Congrats

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Re: Citi AAdvantage approved after a recon

Wish I knew the answer to your questions, but I haven't had to recon with them.
Congrats on the approval, your persistence paid off! Smiley Happy

Starting Score: EQ 717 EX 724 TU 736
Current Score: EQ 832 EX 783 TU 816
App free since 9/15/15
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Re: Citi AAdvantage approved after a recon

Congrats - do you know what your scores are?

Quicksilver 51k | Lowe's $35k | Prestige $33.5k | Discover It $32.5k | SPG Business $30k | Hyatt $28k | SPG $25k | Ink Plus $22.5k | Ink Preferred $22k | Aviator Red $20k | SWACU $15k | Amex Platinum | Amex Platinum Business | J Crew $18k | Spark $16k | AAdvantage Business $13k | Freedom $11.5k | SPG Business $10k | Amex Blue Business Plus $9k | Amazon Store $5k
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Re: Citi AAdvantage approved after a recon

How did you go about your recon?

Did you call?  Email?

 

I have heard people getting approved for Citi cards at the 7 or 8 yr mark after the discharge, but not 5 yrs.

 

I am intriguied.

 

Send me a private message, please

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Re: Citi AAdvantage approved after a recon

I have gotten 4 Citi cards this year, 8 years after BK. I have AA sig, Simplicity. Diamond an Thank you Preferred. 2 CLI's after 6th statement cuts on each

Citi Thank You Premier Visa Signature-$9K, Citi Thank You Preferred Vis Signature-$8.3K, Citi AA Signature- 8.5K, Citi Simplicity 9.2K, Citi Diamond-6.1K, Lowes-$10K, Chase Sapphire Preferred- $ 5K, AMEX BCE $14.5K, AMEX Starwood Preferred $15K, ,AMEX Everyday-$5K, Fidelity Amex-$10K, US Bank 123 rewards Kroger-$17K, Penfed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature-$30K, Amex Delta-$10K, Barclay Arrival Plus- $10K, Penfed Travel Rewards Amex-$10K, Bank of America Cash Rewards- $14K
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Regular Contributor

Re: Citi AAdvantage approved after a recon

CongratsCongrats!! Is it possible to share the information with me? It would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance. Smiley Happy

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Re: Citi AAdvantage approved after a recon


Andy77 wrote:

How did you go about your recon?

Did you call?  Email?

 

I have heard people getting approved for Citi cards at the 7 or 8 yr mark after the discharge, but not 5 yrs.

 

I am intriguied.

 

Send me a private message, please


In my case it was on the 7 year mark and yes I did call them. They ask for past w2s and proof of income.

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Re: Citi AAdvantage approved after a recon


kpresod wrote:

CongratsCongrats!! Is it possible to share the information with me? It would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance. Smiley Happy


This particular thread was very helpful in getting the information necessary to make contact.

 

http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Cards/Citi-APP-Declined-BUT-President-Office-Contact-Update/t...

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Re: Citi AAdvantage approved after a recon


breedo wrote:

Congrats - do you know what your scores are?


My Ficos: TU=725, EQ=697

My EX: FAKO (USAA Credit Monitoring) = 694 

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