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I want a Barclays APPLE CARD! Help!!!

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I want a Barclays APPLE CARD! Help!!!

Hi guys,

 

I want to finance the new iMac, I wanna apply for the APPLE CARD but dont know if I will get approved. My BARCLAY CARNIVAL has current balance of $1191 with CL of 2500. I have my BoA with $0 balance CL of only $500. and $340 balance from my CapOne with CL only $750.

 

I have new inquiries from Mortgage application. All 3 are from the same Mortgage company. I guess will be seen as 1 inquiry.

 

My current FICO scores since Oct 24,2012 are EQUIFAX BEACON is 695, TU FICO CLASSIC 703 and EXPERIAN FAIR, ISAAC is 713.

 

What are my chances of getting approved??

your advice will be very much appreciated!! thanks in advance!! Smiley Happy

as of June 12, 2012
EQ FICO 689, TU FICO 701, EX FICO 713 --NO BADDIES
BoA platinum Visa (600CL), Cap1 No hassle cash reward MC (750CL)
Barclay Carnival MC (2500CL), AU on Direct rewards HSBC (500CL)
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Re: I want a Barclays APPLE CARD! Help!!!

I think the odds are near 0%, but not because of your credit (well, util is high). But I think Barclays still denies apps if you already have a card with them. I also have the SeaMiles and was turned down for the Apple a couple times with the denial reason being that I had credit with them already.

 

 

ETA...if in the middle of the mortgage process, don't app for anything.

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Re: I want a Barclays APPLE CARD! Help!!!

Thanks!

 

We already got the house 3 mos ago. But is not showing on my report yet. 

 

I guess dont apply for Barclay then. Which other CC company should I try and get easy approval with my current credit? Second reason I want to get a new acct is to maximize utility.

as of June 12, 2012
EQ FICO 689, TU FICO 701, EX FICO 713 --NO BADDIES
BoA platinum Visa (600CL), Cap1 No hassle cash reward MC (750CL)
Barclay Carnival MC (2500CL), AU on Direct rewards HSBC (500CL)
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Re: I want a Barclays APPLE CARD! Help!!!

Probably much better if you can pay down the other Barclays balance first.

 

They don't like to see outstanding balances with them when you make apps for CLI...I suspect the same is true for new card apps.

 

Starting: EQ 622 (myFICO 7/7/12), EX 696 (TU FAKO 8/14/12), TU 621 (CK TransRisk 7/24/12), Total CL $1k on 2 TLs
Current: EQ 709 (CCT 2/4/15), EX 704 (CCT 2/4/15) , TU 702 (CCT 2/4/15), Total CL $110.3k on 14 TLs Goal: 740+ x3
My Wallet: Amex BCP $30k, Chase United Explorer $16k, Amex SPG $13.5k, Barclaycard Ring MC $12.5k, Chase CSP VS $12.2k, Discover it $10.5k, C1 Venture VS $6.5k, Chase Slate $3.5k, Amex Hilton Surpass $2k, Barclaycard Apple V $2k, Chase Freedom V $1100, BoA Cash Rewards V $500, Citi BestBuy $500
My Loans: Prosper $25k/36mo, Prosper $17k/36mo
My Business: Chase Ink VS $5k, Amex BRG NPSL (> 10k),
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Re: I want a Barclays APPLE CARD! Help!!!

I beleive you have a chance. I only had my priceline cc with them for 21 days and applied for the travelocity and was approved with a cl 3x's my priceline limit.

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I have 2 Barclays cards, one is the Apple Itunes Visa. I believe my score was around 695 when I was approved for it but have had it for many years.

FICO scores: 790 (EQ) 786 (EX) 796 (TU) |
My Wallet:NFCU CR Visa 24k, AMEX Delta Gd 18k, Walmart Discvr 12k, USAA Plat RA MC 13k, BECU Visa 13k, NFCU NR MC 10k, Sams Discvr 10k, Sportsmans Visa 11.5k, WF Plat Visa 10k, Paypal Extra MC 10k, BofA Fraternity MC 14k, Sams Credit 10k, USAA World MC 9k, Military Star 8.2k |BOA CR 8k |AMEX Evrdy 8k |Lowes 7.3k | Chase Military Star MC 16k, JCPenneys MC 7k, Discover IT 5k , Gymboree Visa 4.5k, Sears MC 4k, TJX MC 3.5k, ToysRUS MC 5k, Chase Amazon Visa 3k, Home Depot 3k, Citibank Simplicity 6.5k, Fred Meyers Visa 2.5k, Target 2k, Kohls 2k, ITunes Visa 5k, Macys 2k, Vystar CU Visa 5k
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Re: I want a Barclays APPLE CARD! Help!!!

thanks guys!

 

But how was your UTIL when you got approved? mine is pretty high thats why im very nervous to hit the button

as of June 12, 2012
EQ FICO 689, TU FICO 701, EX FICO 713 --NO BADDIES
BoA platinum Visa (600CL), Cap1 No hassle cash reward MC (750CL)
Barclay Carnival MC (2500CL), AU on Direct rewards HSBC (500CL)
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Re: I want a Barclays APPLE CARD! Help!!!

I would recommend that you check out the amazon card or the best buy card. Both have nice 0 percent offers. If you go for the amazon card; you can try to recon your limit. Personally I would pay off the carnival card before purchasing a new Mac.

Starting Score: 08/29/2011 TU 671 EQ 674
Current Score: TU 754 EQ 694 EX 697
Wallet: NFCU Visa Sig 25k, Amex Lowes 22k, NavCheck 15k, Amex PRG, Amex Zync, Discover It 13.5k, Amazon Visa 5k
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Re: I want a Barclays APPLE CARD! Help!!!

utl was 9%. With the priceline score was 673 with 8 baddies and travelocity was 803 with 1 baddie

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Util around 19%, no negatives

FICO scores: 790 (EQ) 786 (EX) 796 (TU) |
My Wallet:NFCU CR Visa 24k, AMEX Delta Gd 18k, Walmart Discvr 12k, USAA Plat RA MC 13k, BECU Visa 13k, NFCU NR MC 10k, Sams Discvr 10k, Sportsmans Visa 11.5k, WF Plat Visa 10k, Paypal Extra MC 10k, BofA Fraternity MC 14k, Sams Credit 10k, USAA World MC 9k, Military Star 8.2k |BOA CR 8k |AMEX Evrdy 8k |Lowes 7.3k | Chase Military Star MC 16k, JCPenneys MC 7k, Discover IT 5k , Gymboree Visa 4.5k, Sears MC 4k, TJX MC 3.5k, ToysRUS MC 5k, Chase Amazon Visa 3k, Home Depot 3k, Citibank Simplicity 6.5k, Fred Meyers Visa 2.5k, Target 2k, Kohls 2k, ITunes Visa 5k, Macys 2k, Vystar CU Visa 5k
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