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LTomBerry
Posts: 398
Registered: ‎08-02-2011

Re: How did you get out of toy limits and get big boy limits?

USAA started me out at $3k, then bumped to 11k and now 14k. AmEx BCP saw that and started me at $19.3k, now 21.8k. Discover has been more conservative, $2k->2.5k->4k->5.5k so far.


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jamesdwi
Posts: 1,439
Registered: ‎09-16-2011

Re: How did you get out of toy limits and get big boy limits?

Had a CapOne non-rewards no AF  $2k limit card, AMEX trippled it when I got the AMEX Blue 6k CL, Chase Freedom  3k CL,  Ap'd and get Citi Home Depot card and CLI'd to 4k CL,  Got a pre-approved Omaha First National Bank Discover card 6k CL  (matched my AMEX blue), Got a CLI on my GE Amazon  store card to 2.5k,  and CLI'd my GE Walmart Store Card to 1700.

 

Waiting till the end of the year for a few baddies to fall off and some INQ's hopefully get a score boost back to the 720's again and then request CLI on my Amex Blue and Chase Freedom, Average CL is now $1918.00

 

The secret of High CLs is Time, 700's FICO's and good income. And requesting CLI's on lower cards, it doesn't hurt to focus on cards that have a good CLI history, GE's backed cards are my favorite. 

 

 


Cards: Chase Southwest 20k & CSP 10k & Amtrak 4.6k, & Freedom 3.3k & Slate 3.3k, FNBO DISC 14.9k Oregon Duck 5k, & AMEX BCP 15k & AMEX Hilton Surpass 7.5k & AMEX Zync NPSL, Sams Club Discover 10k, Paypal Extras MC 6k, CapOne 2.5k, CapOne 750, Amazon 3.9k, Walmart 4.5k, Citi Simplicity 7k, HHonors Gold 1k (moved 5k CL to Simplicity), Discover IT 6.5k and a nice stack of store cards.
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clocktick
Posts: 1,603
Registered: ‎12-07-2008

Re: How did you get out of toy limits and get big boy limits?

I believe I got out of toy limits by opening 2 secured credit cards, letting baddies drop and keeping my applying limited.  It did take a while though.  I'm talking years. 

11/30/08 TU 648 EX 672 EQ 656 JUNE 2014 TU 779 EX 764 EQ 721
Amex BCP $24.1K/Clear $8.5- Barclays LLBean $15k/Sallie Mae $12.5 -Cap One QS $4 - Chase Freedom $7.5/United $5k/CSP $20k/Ink- Citi DP $9.5/Dividend $13k/HHHx2 $15k/16.4/Reserve $4.5k Best Buy $1940- Discover IT $15k - Elan $8k GEMB Lowes $20k - Macy's $2k - Kohl's $800




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youngandcreditwrthy
Posts: 6,154
Registered: ‎08-16-2012

Re: How did you get out of toy limits and get big boy limits?

GE backed cards have helped me get 'big boy' limits:
Wmt Disc $5,000
BR Visa $7,000
Paypal Plat MC $7,000
Lowe's $12,000
JCP $4,900
Amazon $1,900
Chevron $1,500

As you can see, GE limits will grow with ya ;-)
Marriott PR$25k | BCE $24.5K |BankAmericard Visa $25k| Wmt Discover $12.5k | BR Visa $12.5k | Amex Delta Gold $10k | Discover IT $10k | Paypal Extras MC $15k | Amazon Store $10k|Arrival $12.7k | Smile Gen $7.25k | Dillard's $5k| West Elm $4k| Express $3.05K | Mypoints.com Visa $4.5k | Freedom Visa $1k| Amex Surpass $1k
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Smug
Posts: 961
Registered: ‎12-21-2010

Re: How did you get out of toy limits and get big boy limits?

I closed many of my cards that were under $500. I've been applied at a credit union they gave me $5000, after that I was able to get 14,000 from navy federal credit.
Experian® 808/Equifax® ?/TransUnion® 810
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AF_23
Posts: 288
Registered: ‎02-06-2012

Re: How did you get out of toy limits and get big boy limits?

Being patient, dont go apping for cards. AmEx may 3x CLI you, but to think you will have 15k in one year is very unrealistic unless you have other large limit cards.

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Cageym
Posts: 507
Registered: ‎07-31-2012

Re: How did you get out of toy limits and get big boy limits?

I had a Cap1 at $750 and then got a NFCU at 1.5k. Before the NFCU even started reporting I got some advice here on the forum. Apply for the Amex Zync and if approved immedietly apply for one of the co-branded cards. Got the Zync and a 2k Delta Gold off the same HP (EX by the way). Not quite up there with the big boys but in a couple of months when both cards are reporting I can start asking for CLIs and make them big boy limits! And it was a two-fer!

What's in my wallet: Cap1 Venture $10K NFCU Sig Visa $25k Amex Zync NPSL Delta Gold $18k BCE $2k Citi Simplicity $5450 Priority Select Visa 5.9K Amazon Visa 4k CSP 5k
Starting Score: 5/2010 550-ish
Current Score: 6/20/2013 TU 800 6/20/2013 EQ 770 6/20/2013 EX 775
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gettnthere
Posts: 912
Registered: ‎06-14-2012

Re: How did you get out of toy limits and get big boy limits?


Smug wrote:
I closed many of my cards that were under $500. I've been applied at a credit union they gave me $5000, after that I was able to get 14,000 from navy federal credit.

SMUG, did you get that $5000 cl through a local credit union or one of the more popular CU known here on MYFico? Which CR did they pull, if you don't mind my asking?



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kobe2012
Posts: 690
Registered: ‎03-16-2012

Re: How did you get out of toy limits and get big boy limits?


youngandcreditwrthy wrote:
GE backed cards have helped me get 'big boy' limits:
Wmt Disc $5,000
BR Visa $7,000
Paypal Plat MC $7,000
Lowe's $12,000
JCP $4,900
Amazon $1,900
Chevron $1,500

As you can see, GE limits will grow with ya ;-)

do high limit store cards help in getting a high limit revolvers (visa/mc)?


Starting Score: TU: 598 03/23/2012 EQ:607 05/24/2012 EX:607 04/26/2012 (lender pull) EX FAKO:522 03/2012
Current Score: TU(Myfico)04/2013:689 EQ(Myfico)04/2013:701 EX(AMEX pull)04/01/2013:675 (CreditSecure FAKOS) 5/14/2013 EX:726 EQ:701 TU:730 TU(Walmart):699
Barclay Rewards:5k/Cap1:$3.5k/Cap1:$2.5k/Citi TYP:2k/Freedom:$5k/Slate:3k/Marriott visa sig 5k/BCE:$1k/Zync: $500 PSL/Discover IT:$1.9k/Walmart:$8k/Chevron:$5k/Gap:$5k/Kay:$3.4kk



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youngandcreditwrthy
Posts: 6,154
Registered: ‎08-16-2012

Re: How did you get out of toy limits and get big boy limits?

I really think they do! When I got my Travelocity Amex, the Credit Analyst mentioned my highest limit card at the time, a Lowe's card...
Then when I got my Chase Freedom on recon, the Credit Analyst essentially mentioned the same thing...
Marriott PR$25k | BCE $24.5K |BankAmericard Visa $25k| Wmt Discover $12.5k | BR Visa $12.5k | Amex Delta Gold $10k | Discover IT $10k | Paypal Extras MC $15k | Amazon Store $10k|Arrival $12.7k | Smile Gen $7.25k | Dillard's $5k| West Elm $4k| Express $3.05K | Mypoints.com Visa $4.5k | Freedom Visa $1k| Amex Surpass $1k

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