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Friend has Chase Liquid... Better options??

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Friend has Chase Liquid... Better options??

I didn't know until I saw him pull it out and swipe the other day he had the Liquid Card.  I don't stay up on pre-paid and I know some Secured from onces I've had and stuff but what are best options for debit/pre-paid/secured options out right now?  If you are on Check Systems, does Chase offer to eventually upgrade you from Liquid into a regular account with them?

His company banks with Bank of America, I was thinking he should try going to them because sometimes banks will override check systems for employees of companies that bank with them and then hopefully work himself towards a Secured Credit Card with them!?

 

 

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Re: Friend has Chase Liquid... Better options??

handling the account in a responisble manner will eventually allow for the upgrade.  Bluebird would be another option though.

Capital One Quicksilver- $5,400 | Chase Freedom - $8,000 | Chase Freedom Unlimited- $13,000 | Chase Amazon -$5,000 | Priceline Visa -$10,000 | US Bank Cash+ - $18,200 | Fidelity Visa -$10,000 | Sallie Mae- $10,000  | DCU Platinum $12,000 | Discover IT - $10,000 | Amex EveryDay - $25,000  | Amex BlueCash Everyday- $9,800 | Citi DoubleCash - $18,000 | Sapphire Preferred- $13,000 Freedom Unlimited$7,000 Blispay$12,000 | Chase Sapphire Reserve- $18,000 | Consumers Credit Union Visa Sig Cash Rebate$25,000

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Re: Friend has Chase Liquid... Better options??


zyzzus wrote:

handling the account in a responisble manner will eventually allow for the upgrade.  Bluebird would be another option though.


Do they document such a thing because I can't find anything online except that it doesn't help credit and is not a credit card!

I don't see anything about moving into regular chase accounts though or check system info.

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Re: Friend has Chase Liquid... Better options??

I work at  Chase as a personal banker I have access to lists that I call every few months to let people know they can upgrade to a regular account.  

 

You are correct this is not a credit card and will not build credit subsequently.  This is a pre-paid debit card so I am under the impression this will not report to chex as it is not a deposit account. He could try to burn the candle at the other end.  Instead of waiting to be upgraded to a regular account after responsible use just try to take care of whatever is reporting on Chex.

Capital One Quicksilver- $5,400 | Chase Freedom - $8,000 | Chase Freedom Unlimited- $13,000 | Chase Amazon -$5,000 | Priceline Visa -$10,000 | US Bank Cash+ - $18,200 | Fidelity Visa -$10,000 | Sallie Mae- $10,000  | DCU Platinum $12,000 | Discover IT - $10,000 | Amex EveryDay - $25,000  | Amex BlueCash Everyday- $9,800 | Citi DoubleCash - $18,000 | Sapphire Preferred- $13,000 Freedom Unlimited$7,000 Blispay$12,000 | Chase Sapphire Reserve- $18,000 | Consumers Credit Union Visa Sig Cash Rebate$25,000

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Re: Friend has Chase Liquid... Better options??


zyzzus wrote:

I work at  Chase as a personal banker I have access to lists that I call every few months to let people know they can upgrade to a regular account.  

 

You are correct this is not a credit card and will not build credit subsequently.  This is a pre-paid debit card so I am under the impression this will not report to chex as it is not a deposit account. He could try to burn the candle at the other end.  Instead of waiting to be upgraded to a regular account after responsible use just try to take care of whatever is reporting on Chex.


Do you know how long the person has had the Liquid Card usually when Chase is offering upgrade?

Can he call and ask if the offer is on his account?

 

I agree 110% on figuring out why he has Chex systems and fixing that too!

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Creditaddict wrote:

zyzzus wrote:

I work at  Chase as a personal banker I have access to lists that I call every few months to let people know they can upgrade to a regular account.  

 

You are correct this is not a credit card and will not build credit subsequently.  This is a pre-paid debit card so I am under the impression this will not report to chex as it is not a deposit account. He could try to burn the candle at the other end.  Instead of waiting to be upgraded to a regular account after responsible use just try to take care of whatever is reporting on Chex.


Do you know how long the person has had the Liquid Card usually when Chase is offering upgrade?

Can he call and ask if the offer is on his account?

 

I agree 110% on figuring out why he has Chex systems and fixing that too!


From my understanding it is just systematically reviewd (some computer alogrithm not by a human being).  He can absolutely call in to see if he is elligible to upgrade the account.  I've heard anywhere from 6 months to a year but that is just what I've heard.

Capital One Quicksilver- $5,400 | Chase Freedom - $8,000 | Chase Freedom Unlimited- $13,000 | Chase Amazon -$5,000 | Priceline Visa -$10,000 | US Bank Cash+ - $18,200 | Fidelity Visa -$10,000 | Sallie Mae- $10,000  | DCU Platinum $12,000 | Discover IT - $10,000 | Amex EveryDay - $25,000  | Amex BlueCash Everyday- $9,800 | Citi DoubleCash - $18,000 | Sapphire Preferred- $13,000 Freedom Unlimited$7,000 Blispay$12,000 | Chase Sapphire Reserve- $18,000 | Consumers Credit Union Visa Sig Cash Rebate$25,000

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Re: Friend has Chase Liquid... Better options??


zyzzus wrote:

Creditaddict wrote:

zyzzus wrote:

I work at  Chase as a personal banker I have access to lists that I call every few months to let people know they can upgrade to a regular account.  

 

You are correct this is not a credit card and will not build credit subsequently.  This is a pre-paid debit card so I am under the impression this will not report to chex as it is not a deposit account. He could try to burn the candle at the other end.  Instead of waiting to be upgraded to a regular account after responsible use just try to take care of whatever is reporting on Chex.


Do you know how long the person has had the Liquid Card usually when Chase is offering upgrade?

Can he call and ask if the offer is on his account?

 

I agree 110% on figuring out why he has Chex systems and fixing that too!


From my understanding it is just systematically reviewd (some computer alogrithm not by a human being).  He can absolutely call in to see if he is elligible to upgrade the account.  I've heard anywhere from 6 months to a year but that is just what I've heard.


Thanks

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Creditaddict wrote:

zyzzus wrote:

handling the account in a responisble manner will eventually allow for the upgrade.  Bluebird would be another option though.


Do they document such a thing because I can't find anything online except that it doesn't help credit and is not a credit card!

I don't see anything about moving into regular chase accounts though or check system info.


I can't imagine this would allow for an upgrade to a credit card. It would be like somone with a checking account at a bank using their debit card, and expecting that good use of the debit card would allow for an eventual upgrade to a credit card. Doesn't work like that, you apply for the credit card, they still pull your Fico score. They're not going to say "gee, he used his debit card responsibly...".

 

Lets turn that question around. Just HOW would someone use a debit card irresponsibly? You have to put your own money in first. You can only take out upto what you already put IN. Therefore, all use is responsible useage, no?

 

Its a prepaid debit card. Its usage doesn't prove squat about your ability to use credit responsibly. They charge you $4.95 a month for having the card, so they make a nice $60 a year profit, plus card swipe fees from the merchants. Why would they want to stop that cash flow once they have found a sucker, err, make that a fiscally uninhibited person, willing to pay that much for a debit 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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Re: Friend has Chase Liquid... Better options??


Themanwhocan wrote:

Creditaddict wrote:

zyzzus wrote:

handling the account in a responisble manner will eventually allow for the upgrade.  Bluebird would be another option though.


Do they document such a thing because I can't find anything online except that it doesn't help credit and is not a credit card!

I don't see anything about moving into regular chase accounts though or check system info.


I can't imagine this would allow for an upgrade to a credit card. It would be like somone with a checking account at a bank using their debit card, and expecting that good use of the debit card would allow for an eventual upgrade to a credit card. Doesn't work like that, you apply for the credit card, they still pull your Fico score. They're not going to say "gee, he used his debit card responsibly...".

 

Lets turn that question around. Just HOW would someone use a debit card irresponsibly? You have to put your own money in first. You can only take out upto what you already put IN. Therefore, all use is responsible useage, no?

 

Its a prepaid debit card. Its usage doesn't prove squat about your ability to use credit responsibly. They charge you $4.95 a month for having the card, so they make a nice $60 a year profit, plus card swipe fees from the merchants. Why would they want to stop that cash flow once they have found a sucker, err, make that a fiscally uninhibited person, willing to pay that much for a debit card?


I am not sure what gave you the impression I was speaking about credit cards (seeing as though I never mentioned them).  The upgrade that I was referring to was a regular checking account.

 

I'll be honest I didn't read the rest of your rant.

Capital One Quicksilver- $5,400 | Chase Freedom - $8,000 | Chase Freedom Unlimited- $13,000 | Chase Amazon -$5,000 | Priceline Visa -$10,000 | US Bank Cash+ - $18,200 | Fidelity Visa -$10,000 | Sallie Mae- $10,000  | DCU Platinum $12,000 | Discover IT - $10,000 | Amex EveryDay - $25,000  | Amex BlueCash Everyday- $9,800 | Citi DoubleCash - $18,000 | Sapphire Preferred- $13,000 Freedom Unlimited$7,000 Blispay$12,000 | Chase Sapphire Reserve- $18,000 | Consumers Credit Union Visa Sig Cash Rebate$25,000

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Re: Friend has Chase Liquid... Better options??


Themanwhocan wrote:

Creditaddict wrote:

zyzzus wrote:

handling the account in a responisble manner will eventually allow for the upgrade.  Bluebird would be another option though.


Do they document such a thing because I can't find anything online except that it doesn't help credit and is not a credit card!

I don't see anything about moving into regular chase accounts though or check system info.


I can't imagine this would allow for an upgrade to a credit card. It would be like somone with a checking account at a bank using their debit card, and expecting that good use of the debit card would allow for an eventual upgrade to a credit card. Doesn't work like that, you apply for the credit card, they still pull your Fico score. They're not going to say "gee, he used his debit card responsibly...".

 

Lets turn that question around. Just HOW would someone use a debit card irresponsibly? You have to put your own money in first. You can only take out upto what you already put IN. Therefore, all use is responsible useage, no?

 

Its a prepaid debit card. Its usage doesn't prove squat about your ability to use credit responsibly. They charge you $4.95 a month for having the card, so they make a nice $60 a year profit, plus card swipe fees from the merchants. Why would they want to stop that cash flow once they have found a sucker, err, make that a fiscally uninhibited person, willing to pay that much for a debit card?


sorry for confusion... Not talking about upgrade to credit card for this Liquid... talking about upgrade to a chase Everyday Checking Account with full Debit Card.

but did jump around to other banks and also possible options where he could bank and get a secured card, so I may have mixed a few to many thoughts in!

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