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FNBO AMEX approval! excitement and advice needed....

Mega Contributor

Re: FNBO AMEX approval! excitement and advice needed....


wahoojack13 wrote:

Was suppose to be gardening but recvd this pre-approval in the mail, I was approved in 24 hours for a 3600 CL.  Is this bank/card hard to get approved for?  I was wondering if my hard work has really paid off or not?

 

Was my spree successful? are these good cards to have? and make my profile look better?

 

Recent app spree:

 

Chase Freedom 2500CL

CITI Simplicity 2500CL

Discover IT 4000CL

Lowe's 2000CL

FNBO Amex 3600 CL

 

Will be joining the Garden Club TODAY!! Im really excited....im someone that filed bancruptcy, went through a divorce, am a single parent and had a credit score in the low 5's upper 4's as early as 8 years ago....


Looks like a successful spree to me!!! Happy Gardening!!!

 

CONGRATS!!!




EQ FICO 548 3/3/16
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New Contributor

Re: FNBO AMEX approval! excitement and advice needed....

JEEZ!!! after reading those reviews, I dont know if i want this card anymore......damn those are ALL BAD!! has anyone else on here had a credit card with FNBO??

Filed Chapter 7 09/02/2015 - 341 meeting 10/02/2015, Just patiently waiting until discharge so i can start start over!
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Frequent Contributor

Re: FNBO AMEX approval! excitement and advice needed....

LOL!

 

Here's another "bad" review. I got a preapproval for their Visa last year. I applied and was approved for 3600.00. The gave a an auto CLI after 6 months. Limit is now 4500.00. I also got 0% purchase & balance transfer for a year. APR goes to 13.9 after one year. I am very satisfied with FNBO!

Meg.

FICO: 4/2016 - TU 841 | EQ 840 | EX 837

FNBO 23,600 | Amex SPG 13,900 | Amex BCP 13,400 | Barclays/Sallie Mae13,000 | Discover IT 12,500 | Lowes 10,000 | PLOC 9,300 | NASA FCU 8,700 | Citi Simplicity 6,200 | BOA Platinum+ 6,000 | Achieva CU 5,500 | Chase CSP 5,000 | Sam's Club 3,000 | Sears 900
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New Contributor

Re: FNBO AMEX approval! excitement and advice needed....

Okay OKay Meg, Now that makes me feel much better.  I was reading those reviews and all the blood drained out of my face....LMAO.....made me scared!!

Filed Chapter 7 09/02/2015 - 341 meeting 10/02/2015, Just patiently waiting until discharge so i can start start over!
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Frequent Contributor

Re: FNBO AMEX approval! excitement and advice needed....

LOL!!!!

 

I tend to take comments regarding payments that were not "late" with a grain of salt. There's almost always more to the story. As for the one whose card was closed for inactivity....SO? If you're not using the card, you're just costing them money! I've never had to call FNBO since activation and all goes very smoothly. Payments are reflected with absolutely no issues. Best of luck! 

Meg.

FICO: 4/2016 - TU 841 | EQ 840 | EX 837

FNBO 23,600 | Amex SPG 13,900 | Amex BCP 13,400 | Barclays/Sallie Mae13,000 | Discover IT 12,500 | Lowes 10,000 | PLOC 9,300 | NASA FCU 8,700 | Citi Simplicity 6,200 | BOA Platinum+ 6,000 | Achieva CU 5,500 | Chase CSP 5,000 | Sam's Club 3,000 | Sears 900
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New Contributor

Re: FNBO AMEX approval! excitement and advice needed....

If you dont mind me asking....Do you use yours regularly? or just once in a while?

Filed Chapter 7 09/02/2015 - 341 meeting 10/02/2015, Just patiently waiting until discharge so i can start start over!
Message 16 of 21
Frequent Contributor

Re: FNBO AMEX approval! excitement and advice needed....

Actually, I used it for a balance transfer that's not paid off yet. The amount I wanted to transfer was more than the credit line they gave me and they just about maxed it out. They did that, not me. LOL. Anyway, I've been paying it down and didn't want to add extra charges. Since my CLI last month, I've decided to use it a bit and add new charges to the regular payment in order to stay on track.

Meg.

FICO: 4/2016 - TU 841 | EQ 840 | EX 837

FNBO 23,600 | Amex SPG 13,900 | Amex BCP 13,400 | Barclays/Sallie Mae13,000 | Discover IT 12,500 | Lowes 10,000 | PLOC 9,300 | NASA FCU 8,700 | Citi Simplicity 6,200 | BOA Platinum+ 6,000 | Achieva CU 5,500 | Chase CSP 5,000 | Sam's Club 3,000 | Sears 900
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Moderator Emeritus

Re: FNBO AMEX approval! excitement and advice needed....

Congrats!


Starting Score: 08/29/2011 TU 671 EQ 674
Current Score: TU 754 EQ 694 EX 697
Wallet: NFCU Visa Sig 25k, Amex Lowes 22k, NavCheck 15k, Amex PRG, Amex Zync, Discover It 13.5k, Amazon Visa 5k
Platinum Spade Garden Club Member: App Free since 1/1/13. No more apps til who knows when?
MyFICO Fitness Goal: 800s Club!



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Message 18 of 21
Regular Contributor

Re: FNBO AMEX approval! excitement and advice needed....

Good to hear some positives on FNBO. I have been liking it. I have a credit gap of a couple of year(of no credit cards) which does raise some eyebrows among lenders.

But that's all, all my baddies have cleared up, I have one collection agency's HP showing up on my TU report.

Having said that, I feel so great to be approved by FNBO with SP, apparently they sent me a yet previous invitation which ended up at my last address.

I was approved instantly(by the system) and got a good decent credit line.

 

I started reading up on the internet all those bad reviews and then got concerned. I have been liking FNBO though. I did a BT on the day I activated, the rep was nice and easy with me. The deal is good 0% on both purchases and BT for one year. 2% on gas etc...I like to pay 7 days in advance most of the time and that too online. So given that...I think I can maintain a good relationsihp with this lender...I wanna say it's all upto me how I want to do it.

~ 100k in Rev CC. 15k Credit Line. 16.5k Car Loan(@1.7%) Starting scores: 690 EQ (Dec 2012) Mid-year FICO scores April ‘13 Pulled by lenders(Barclays, Amex): TU 747 • EQ 752 • EX 746 • Scores As of Nov 2013: 740 and above across the board.
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New Contributor

Re: FNBO AMEX approval! excitement and advice needed....

@codesingh...............I felt the same way after reading those reviews, but not im excited again to get the card in the mail.  Congrats on the good CL! 

Filed Chapter 7 09/02/2015 - 341 meeting 10/02/2015, Just patiently waiting until discharge so i can start start over!
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