02-14-2009 07:37 AM
My wife applied last week for a Hilton HHonors Signature Visa, and was surprised to learn via email today that she was declined. Her FICO scores are in the low-mid 700s, and she's had consistent credit reporting since she was 18 (she's 24 now). She has a variety of different accounts, and no credit card balances - but she uses her cards regularly.
In their rejection e-mail, Citi claimed that "The consumer reporting agency serving your area has reported only a limited credit history for you." However, I was under the impression that 5-6 years of credit reporting would be more than adequate to receive a card like this. My wife has never been rejected for an account before, and so she's a little disappointed.
Is this typical for Citi? Should we contact them and make an issue out of this? Or am I wrong; was this a legitimate decline?
02-14-2009 07:54 AM
02-14-2009 07:59 AM
I would recon this one.... I was approved with 663 eq and 1 --3yr old collection...I applied for the CITI HH Platinum b/c if you didn't get the platinum you would be considered for the Gold...I ended up with the Gold CITI Hilton Honors with 5000cl....my AAoA is 3 years....this was in November 08
02-15-2009 09:19 AM
02-15-2009 02:51 PM
I never noticed the income part.
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