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05-07-2009 12:19 PM
I have two credit cards with B of A. One has a limit of $500 and the other was a secured card for $10,000. They just unsecured the card and bumped the credit line on that one to $10,500. My current score is 689, how many points a month should my score go up, I keep a balance of zero dollars each month? Does it make a difference credit score wise whether the card is secured or unsecured, I assume it does?
05-07-2009 12:23 PM
05-07-2009 12:35 PM
As far as your FICO is concerned, there is no difference between secured and unsecured. It does look better on manual review, but FICOwise there shouldn't be a change.
And out of curiosity, you had a $10,000 secured card? As in you put up $10k? If so, wow. I've never heard of anyone securing quite that much.
05-07-2009 12:39 PM
Yes, I put up $10,000. I have been told that my score will go up based on the percentage of credit I use vs my credit line. B of A unsecured it after 11 months, I asked for two secured cards for $10,000 each and would not let me, they only let me have one of these cards.
05-07-2009 01:58 PM - edited 05-07-2009 02:44 PM
Yeah that is pretty amazing. Out of curiousity what credit limit did they give you when it unsecured?
EDIT: Duh, it's right there in your first post.
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