12-11-2008 08:55 AM
I just got an offer for a Capital One card.
It says An initial credit review indicates that you are eligible for this capital one platinum mastercard offer with features chosen to match your current needs.
It has a 200.00 limit with auto increase after use of the card and ontime payments.
My question is can I use this to help in reestablishing my credit and should I do it my current scores are.
TU 520, EQ 550, and EX 555.
I just paid off an auto loan and a loan thru benificial and curently have no revolving credit. So should I do this and risk a inq on my reports or will it even help?
12-11-2008 09:10 AM
i have a cap one and i don't think it's so bad.
i got a CLI to $500 after a few months when orchard only gave me a CLI of $20
my scores were similar to yours, if not a little lower when i applied and was approved.
12-11-2008 09:30 AM
My only advice is to make sure that nothing has changed since you were made the offer. Being offered a CC doesn't guarantee approval.
Cap1 is my least favorite lender but given your desire to reestablish your credit and your scores, it may be a good decision to apply for the card.
Be warned that for many of us, the promise of auto CLI have been a myth. I have been a cardholder since 2002 with only 1 CLI that occurred within the same year. I have been stuck at $750 since that time. I have an excellent payment history, an EQ FICO of 713, no baddies, etc..My highest CL is BofA at $10500.
12-11-2008 10:47 AM - edited 12-11-2008 10:48 AM
The only change since I recived the offer is I have paid off about $3000.00 in debt, car loan and furniture loan.
No other revolving debt.
12-11-2008 11:15 AM
I got the Cap 1 about a year ago and started at $200 and was at $500 within 2 months...not 3. Haven't had a CLI since then, but haven't asked.
12-11-2008 08:12 PM
In that respect I only have four major areas of credit Mortgage, Student Loan, Orchard CC (600 LIMIT) and a small loan from Cap1. Everything is in good standing, I have a couple of baddies.
I am deciding whetehr I should apply for another CC...I thought about AMEX, but you guys advise not to right now. I receive that advice but my credit union will probably give me a card. (Virginia Credit Union)...
What do you think? I want to go above 700 by march.
12-12-2008 04:14 AM
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