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Finally have a score. Should I apply for a real card?

Valued Member

Finally have a score. Should I apply for a real card?

joined USAA credit monitoring service and it shows a fako score of 710 for experian and equifax, Transunion says 9002. I have no idea where that number comes from.

 

 The only thing showing on my reports is Kay Jewlers, $300 limit 0 balance Should I try for a real visa or master card or a good store card since I now have a score or just wait a while? I do also have although not reporting Cap1 $500  Cap 1 Secured $200 Badcocks $1,500. I also applied for before I had anything reporting and been denied walmart. Amazon, FireStone, Macy's, Citi and discover student cards all denied for no credit history

Fico scores 6/1/14 Ex 680 Eq 668 TU 692

Cap 1 Unsecured $750 / Cap 1Secured $200 / Kay's $300 / BOA $500 partial secured / Badcock account $1,200

Denied: Kohls, Discover IT, Barclays, DCU
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Senior Contributor

Re: Finally have a score. Should I apply for a real card?

How long have you had the Kays card?





TU-8: 799 EX-8: 793 EQ-8: 763    EX-8 Bankcard: 818    
TU-9 Bankcard: 795 EQ-9: 821
   EX-98: 756 EQ-04: 755
Total $437,800
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Valued Member

Re: Finally have a score. Should I apply for a real card?

Only  2 weeks

Fico scores 6/1/14 Ex 680 Eq 668 TU 692

Cap 1 Unsecured $750 / Cap 1Secured $200 / Kay's $300 / BOA $500 partial secured / Badcock account $1,200

Denied: Kohls, Discover IT, Barclays, DCU
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Valued Contributor

Re: Finally have a score. Should I apply for a real card?

How old is your oldest account? If it is less than 6 months you dont have a true fico score

AMEX PRG NPSL,Lowes $17000,Capital One venture card $12,000,Us Airways mastercard $9500,Fidelity Amex $9000, Discover it $8000, Capital One Venture One $7500, BOA 123 rewards $7500 CSP $6000, Capital One Quicksliver $5500, Amazon Store card$5000,Barclay
Card Ring $5000 Chase Marriott $5000,Chase Hyatt $5000, Sallie Mae Mastercard $4400, Paypal smart connect $4000,Chase Freedom $3200, Capital one Quicksliver visa $3000, Chase IHG Rewards $2300, Chase Southwest Premier $2000, Citi Double Cash $1500, AMEX BCE $1000

Last app July 22nd 2015- No apps for two years.
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Super Contributor

Re: Finally have a score. Should I apply for a real card?

More info needed 

INQ's in the last 12 months 

Baddies

 Fico scores

Before you app think...
Have you done your research of the CC?
Does it fit your spending?
Do you have a plan for the bonus w/o going into debt?
Can you afford the AF?
Do you know the cards benefits? Is it worth the HP?
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Senior Contributor

Re: Finally have a score. Should I apply for a real card?

Right. You can't trust fako scores.

 

Wait a year and you'll be ready to do an app spree and get several good bank cards all at once. But if you are too impatient, well, you have to wait at least 6 months to even have a real fico score... and even then it won't get you a good starting credit limit...

 

And if you do get cards at 6 months, you'll be using more HP's trying to get the credit limits increased, etc, etc. It is really better and easier if you can wait a full 12 months.





TU-8: 799 EX-8: 793 EQ-8: 763    EX-8 Bankcard: 818    
TU-9 Bankcard: 795 EQ-9: 821
   EX-98: 756 EQ-04: 755
Total $437,800
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Senior Contributor

Re: Finally have a score. Should I apply for a real card?

Oh, and you mentioned being denied for student cards. What is your income?





TU-8: 799 EX-8: 793 EQ-8: 763    EX-8 Bankcard: 818    
TU-9 Bankcard: 795 EQ-9: 821
   EX-98: 756 EQ-04: 755
Total $437,800
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Valued Member

Re: Finally have a score. Should I apply for a real card?

I make about $15,000 year not a whole lot

Fico scores 6/1/14 Ex 680 Eq 668 TU 692

Cap 1 Unsecured $750 / Cap 1Secured $200 / Kay's $300 / BOA $500 partial secured / Badcock account $1,200

Denied: Kohls, Discover IT, Barclays, DCU
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Epic Contributor

Re: Finally have a score. Should I apply for a real card?

you will get a score from fakos right away but you won't generate a Fico score until you have had an account for 6 months.

Do not apply for anything until you wait 6 months and sign up for the trial of Score Watch here at Myfico and see a real score generated.

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Finally have a score. Should I apply for a real card?


crystal0920 wrote:

joined USAA credit monitoring service and it shows a fako score of 710 for experian and equifax, Transunion says 9002. I have no idea where that number comes from.

 

 The only thing showing on my reports is Kay Jewlers, $300 limit 0 balance Should I try for a real visa or master card or a good store card since I now have a score or just wait a while? I do also have although not reporting Cap1 $500  Cap 1 Secured $200 Badcocks $1,500. I also applied for before I had anything reporting and been denied walmart. Amazon, FireStone, Macy's, Citi and discover student cards all denied for no credit history


Definitely let new accounts report, INQ's age, and wait about 6 months before you pull the trigger on another app


Any advice given is always YMMV...

Current FICOs: 740+ across the board | Goal: >760 FICO | Total CLs: $63.3k/$60k Goal | Utilization: 19% | Last App: 05/01/2014 | INQ: EX: 10, EQ: 8, TU: 5, All Expire 06/2016; No Collections/Charge Offs/BK's | AAoA: 7yrs.
| All Reports Frozen!!! | No Apps til 12/2015 | Homeowner since: 06/28/13 | White Whales: Marriott Rewards, Discover IT, Sallie Mae WMC, Sams MC
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