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Gut said "go for it", and I got approved for my first Amex, a BCP!

I'm kinda surprised.

 

My experian report shows 1 6-year old collection, 1 30-day late payment, and utilization on 2 store cards of about 90%, on my 9 month old discover of 50%.

 

But I have a bank account, retirement accounts, and income that is over $100K.

 

 

Approved for BCP with CL of $10K.

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Re: Gut said "go for it", and I got approved for my first Amex, a BCP!

Wowzah! What are your scores?

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Re: Gut said "go for it", and I got approved for my first Amex, a BCP!

Omg! Lol I bet you have mortgage/installment history huh?
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Re: Gut said "go for it", and I got approved for my first Amex, a BCP!

My history is this:

 

Car loan for last 3 years (started at $35K).

 

Student loans opened in 2005, payments started in 2009.

 

Mortgage for last 1.5 years.

 

Sears card 15 years old (currently at 80% UT, CL reported at $2,950, just upped to $4,350)

Sears card+ 9 mo old (currently at 90% UT, CL $5,500)

JCP card 14 years old (UT < 10%, CL $2,500)

Kohls card 1 year old (UT < 20%, CL $1,500))

Discover card 9 mo old (currently at 40% UT, $4,000 CL reported, just upped to $7,500)

 

And 1 old chase card, opened in 1997, closed about 5 years, paying down balance, only owe $1,500 on it, 3 late payments (30-day) one each in 2009, 2008, 2007.  Also have a couple of old 60 and 120 day that are 6 years old.

 

Also have 1 old collection on experian, drops off in november.

 

Experian Fako:  680

Equifax Fico:  693

Transunion Fico:  673 (still shows 2 collections that havent fallen off yet).

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Re: Gut said "go for it", and I got approved for my first Amex, a BCP!

Congrats! That is a great starting line!  :smileyhappy:

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Re: Gut said "go for it", and I got approved for my first Amex, a BCP!

Congrats

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Re: Gut said "go for it", and I got approved for my first Amex, a BCP!

Congrats !!

That's an awesome CL.



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Re: Gut said "go for it", and I got approved for my first Amex, a BCP!

To be fair the CSR said it was tentatively $10,000 but that it had not been finalized so it could change.

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Re: Gut said "go for it", and I got approved for my first Amex, a BCP!

Wow!!! Congratulations, and welcome to the Amex family! :smileyhappy:


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Re: Gut said "go for it", and I got approved for my first Amex, a BCP!

Nice CL, I guess 10+ year of credit history + 100k income makes them over look a few mis-steps over the years. 

 

Congrats. 

 

 

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