03-17-2009 11:36 AM
I called about a recon on my recently denied Citi PP Amex. I tried several backdoor numbers but always ended up with a frontline CSR reading from a script. My only reason for denial was insufficient credit history. The CSR told me I must have 3 accounts over 1 year old to qualify, I do not.
I tried all avenues around this, but she wouldn't budge. I also asked if I qualify for any other cards since history was my only preventing issue, but she was unable to help.
Overall, not very happy with Citi. Anyone have any recon suggestions or magical numbers?
03-17-2009 11:40 AM
03-17-2009 11:49 AM
I wasn't sure if the 3 year requirement was for the MC PremierPass as well. I've been debating applying for the Foward, but don't want to waste another INQ unless I'm a solid approval.
This past week I was approved for a Chase ($3,500) and received a CLI on my FIA Issued card for a total of $1,500. This brought my totals to $5,500 and UTL to 9%.
I'm happy with my total credit right now, but more never hurts! Just not sure if it's worth it for my AAoA and INQs to apply for another Citi.
03-17-2009 11:50 AM
03-17-2009 11:57 AM
I have Citi PP (MC) and use it all the time to get points, but I actually like Citi Dividend Platinum Select more... Not sure how easy it's to get either right now, but I like Citi despite all the issues they have had.
Also, try Discover, I think they are tryng to court customers aggressively now.
03-17-2009 12:09 PM
I have a Discover right now, but with only a $500 limit. I hit the 6 month mark in May and will try for a CLI.
I'd like to transfer the balance from my FIA and Discover (~$500 for both) onto the Chase. That should help my scores with only 1 account reporting a balance. Only downside is I'm aware payments go to the lower APR first, which is the 0% on BT and then to my purchases. With the 6% cash back on gas for the first three months, I plan on using my Chase only for that but don't want to get stuck with some high finance charges.
I'll be using my Amex Gold for all my other purchases during the next three months to get my bonus points for spending $500.