I am currently in the process of trying to rebuild my credit, which is in pretty bad shape following a prior job loss.
I put in an app for membership to DCU which was denied due to my EQ report (not Chexsystems, I pulled a copy of it and it is clean). No biggie, as PNC approved me for a checking and savings I set up in order to apply for their secured card. After giving them my $2500 almost a month ago, I found out today that it was also denied. Lame! Hopefully my money comes back with the denial letter. I then tried Wells Fargo today, and got denied for a savings account, which was needed to apply for their secured card. Capital One shot me down as well. I hate this!
I did get approved with Merrick though, which helps. I currently have an app in with First Progress, as I researched and found them superior to Applied Bank. Hopefully it will be approved.
Still waiting for the welcome package for the Amex Oasis program. It's been almost 5 weeks now since paying Nationwide Credit. This was supposed to be my ace in the hole. Hopefully the welcome packet with application comes in the mail soon, and they didn't lie to me.
I'm going to attempt to open a secured card with a local credit union in my area tomorrow, but I don't have high hopes. Here's to the power of positive thinking!
Other than Applied Bank and Open Sky, does anyone have any suggestions for easy secured cards?
Thanks so much!
you should post in rebuilding section since they might be able to help you more.
why are you getting denied for savings / checkings account? did you overdraft on your account(s) before? Did you check teletrack as well?
There're easy secured cards to get like premier one, but they usually come with ridiculous fees.
I have no idea why I WF denied me for a savings account. The lady mentioned my EQ report, but I pulled it from MyFICO last night and I didn't see a hard inq from them, though it is possible they soft'd it.
I got approved for a virtual wallet account with PNC that I planned to use if they approved my secured card, but I am going to close it since they didn't. I also got approved for the checking and savings accounts I use with ABNB, with whom I bank.
My ChexSystems report was clean, and the only info I saw on it were inqs. I'll have to look into Teletrack, as I am not familiar with it.
I am hesitant to apply with First Premier, Applied Bank, and any of the Cerulean Matrix Discover cards because of the ridiculous fees, though it may come to it. I can understand the fees from an unsecured standpoint, but not from a secured. If I'm putting money down up front, they make money from interest.
I'm going to attempt to open a savings and secured CC with Bayport FCU later today. I hope it works.
Since you have 1 CC in good standing I would stop applying for new credit, you are further damaging your scores with new INQs. Id take a look at the garden thread, I think a year gardening will help you out a lot!!! Good luck!!!