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Does banking at the CCC really help your odds?

Established Contributor

Does banking at the CCC really help your odds?

For example, if I opened up a checking account at BofA, will my odds of being approved for a BofA credit card be more likely?
American Express Blue Cash Everyday $6600
Barclays US Airways Premier World Mastercard $14500
Chase Sapphire Preferred $5000
Chase Freedom Visa $1000
Chase United Explorer $8500
Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select Visa Signature $7500
Citi ThankYou Premier World Mastercard $7500
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Does banking at the CCC really help your odds?

I think a lender would look @  this a plus I can"t say for sure how much weight it carries but on the other hand it can"t hurtwink smiley having other accts with the same company. GL to ya hope this helps
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Established Contributor

Re: Does banking at the CCC really help your odds?

They might look at that in a manual review, and factor it in during a recon, but the computer review just looks at your credit history.
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Super Contributor

Re: Does banking at the CCC really help your odds?

 Other Banks may be yes. With BOA no. I have all kinds of accounts with BOA.  I have 2 Cards from Citi each with over $15k CL.  All BOA would offer me is a secured card. Worst of all you can not talk to the people at Branch as they do not make decisions. I gave up trying with BOA.
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Established Contributor

Re: Does banking at the CCC really help your odds?

     I was denied by B of A for a credit card 5, count 'em FIVE times in the last year.  I opened an online My Access checking account and when I called and got the info after I got the approval e-mail, they lady told me I was approved for the checking account AND the Platinum Plus Visa with a $2000 CL.  If you ask me, I'd say it helps as long as you don't have baddies and your scores are above 630. 
07/26/2007 TU-688
EQ-656
EX-649
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Established Contributor

Re: Does banking at the CCC really help your odds?

Not at B of A
1-14-08....... TU=683, EQ=667, EX=666
7-04-08....... TU=688, EQ=678, EX=682.......
.......4 of my 5 cards and a new car later.
2/13/09 and forever EX 693
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Established Contributor

Re: Does banking at the CCC really help your odds?

I have been banking with Wells Fargo for 4 years....and I have 4 denials for a CC.  I'm not trying with them until 2012 when all of my baddies are off of my report.
FICO's: TU: 682 EX: 688 EQ: Unknown

In my wallet (strikethough are getting the axe soon): Amex Rewards Plus Gold | BECU: 10,000 | AlaskaUSA FCU: 6,900 | Citi Forward 6,500 | BOA Travel Rewards: 5,000 | US Bank Cash+: 5,000 | Merrick: 4,200 | Chase Freedom: 3,500 | Juniper: 3,100 | Household: 2,450 | Best Buy Reward Zone: 2,000 | Cap1: 1,500 | Cap1: 750 | Bailey's Furniture: 3,100 | Lowes: 4,500 | Care Credit: 2,000 | Zales: 1,400 | Kohls: 400 | Sam's: 5,200 | Walmart: 1,100 | Discover More: 1,000
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Moderator Emeritus

Re: Does banking at the CCC really help your odds?

Yes! I had bad credit then no credit.  I had a checking account with my bank for about 6 years when I applied. My bank was the only one who would help me establish credit. They gave me an unsecured Visa with a 2K limit.
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Established Contributor

Re: Does banking at the CCC really help your odds?



unknown_entity wrote:
I was denied by B of A for a credit card 5, count 'em FIVE times in the last year. I opened an online My Access checking account and when I called and got the info after I got the approval e-mail, they lady told me I was approved for the checking account AND the Platinum Plus Visa with a $2000 CL. If you ask me, I'd say it helps as long as you don't have baddies and your scores are above 630.





they offered you a credit card with your checking account application? Did they pull your credit report when you applied for the checking account or something?
American Express Blue Cash Everyday $6600
Barclays US Airways Premier World Mastercard $14500
Chase Sapphire Preferred $5000
Chase Freedom Visa $1000
Chase United Explorer $8500
Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select Visa Signature $7500
Citi ThankYou Premier World Mastercard $7500
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Established Contributor

Re: Does banking at the CCC really help your odds?

Yes they pulled CR for checking account.  Just a week after my last denial with them...lol.
07/26/2007 TU-688
EQ-656
EX-649
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