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Got My Card - Using Backdoor Underwriter Conversation

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Got My Card - Using Backdoor Underwriter Conversation

I want to thank each and everyone in this community for the fabulous tips and tricks. I have learned SO much here and am well on my way to re-establishing my credit.

 

In early 2012 my FICO was 581 and today it is 680. I've changed cities, gotten a new much better paying job, and leased a much needed new vehicle. Today was like icing on the cake though. I had been denied a Cashbuilder card at PNC Bank, even though I've been banking with them just over a year now, have had a $500 Secured Card with them and made sure to keep a nice sum in my savings account. So, rather than taking no for answer when denied the Cashbuilder Card, I asked the CSR what I could do to qualify. My 2 late accounts were from 2007 and I didn't feel it was fair to have to wait 2 more years for those to fall off. They switched me to an Underwriter who personally reviewed my application and when she came back from having me on hold said that she could approve me for $1000. YAY !!

 

So, in Jan 2012 I had zero credit cards, zero installment loans and that ugly 581.

 

Today I have...

PNC Secured $500  PIF monthly

MACY's Star Card $600  No charges yet

PayPal Bill Me Later $600  PIF monthly

and now PNC Cashbuilder $1000

 

Plus my Nissan Lease that began 7/12 paid 5 days early each month.

 

Now, time to sit back, tend to my garden and watch my credit grow!!

 

I feel like a new woman!!

 

Thanks again for all the great advice.

 

 


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You've made great improvements in your journey.  Congratulations!



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Great job and congratulations your on the right path to freedom heh by the way bill me later is an awesome website do a lot of shopping through them however they do not report to the credit bureus so need to worry about paying them in full each month it wont reflect on ur credit report. Cheers



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Congrats

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Good to know about Bill Me Later! so maybe there's room for one more card, but will wait a bit.

 


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awesome story and congratulations!!!!
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alessandrom wrote:
Great job and congratulations your on the right path to freedom heh by the way bill me later is an awesome website do a lot of shopping through them however they do not report to the credit bureus so need to worry about paying them in full each month it wont reflect on ur credit report. Cheers

hmm it was to my understanding that bill me later is now a paypal company? Does anyone else know if they report?

 

Edit: OP congrats on your rebuilding process! It sounds like you have made some good ground! Keep up the good work.

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Congratulations!!!


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Dream850 wrote:

I want to thank each and everyone in this community for the fabulous tips and tricks. I have learned SO much here and am well on my way to re-establishing my credit.

 

In early 2012 my FICO was 581 and today it is 680. I've changed cities, gotten a new much better paying job, and leased a much needed new vehicle. Today was like icing on the cake though. I had been denied a Cashbuilder card at PNC Bank, even though I've been banking with them just over a year now, have had a $500 Secured Card with them and made sure to keep a nice sum in my savings account. So, rather than taking no for answer when denied the Cashbuilder Card, I asked the CSR what I could do to qualify. My 2 late accounts were from 2007 and I didn't feel it was fair to have to wait 2 more years for those to fall off. They switched me to an Underwriter who personally reviewed my application and when she came back from having me on hold said that she could approve me for $1000. YAY !!

 

So, in Jan 2012 I had zero credit cards, zero installment loans and that ugly 581.

 

Today I have...

PNC Secured $500  PIF monthly

MACY's Star Card $600  No charges yet

PayPal Bill Me Later $600  PIF monthly

and now PNC Cashbuilder $1000

 

Plus my Nissan Lease that began 7/12 paid 5 days early each month.

 

Now, time to sit back, tend to my garden and watch my credit grow!!

 

I feel like a new woman!!

 

Thanks again for all the great advice.

 

 


CONGRATS on the cards and the car... and I'm not saying you will do it, obviously most do not want to do it but Nissan/Infiniti do not count late, don't post late, and don't charge late until 20 days AFTER due date.  Even then don't think you would even see 30 day late until about 90 days lay, they are very laid back as far as that sort of thing goes Smiley Happy

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Bill me later does not report. I have had it for a while and nowhere to be seen on my credit reports I also called and asked and confirmed what I already knew. Hope that answers your question.



Current Score: Walmart TU 694 - Credit karma 679 - Credit Sesame 671- VantageScore 695 MyFico ?
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