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Looking for a Credit Card...can you help me?

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Looking for a Credit Card...can you help me?

I have a 673 Equifax, but the other bureaus are not so good of a score.

 

Can anyone recommend a credit card that may have at least a chance of approving me, even if with a low limit?

 

They should probably pull Equifax. I am in California if that helps.

 

 




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Re: Looking for a Credit Card...can you help me?


Johnny_Favorite wrote:

I have a 673 Equifax, but the other bureaus are not so good of a score.

 

Can anyone recommend a credit card that may have at least a chance of approving me, even if with a low limit?

 

They should probably pull Equifax. I am in California if that helps.

 

 


-What other card do you have?

-How long have you had them?

-Any Baddies??

 




EQ FICO 548 3/3/16
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Looking for a Credit Card...can you help me?

You should take a look at whogavemecredit.com 

 

That will give you an idea of what you would qualify for that would pull eq in ca 

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Regular Contributor

Re: Looking for a Credit Card...can you help me?

I have a US bank secured - $300 limit. Just reported.

 

1 reposession charge off about 6 years ago.

 

Should I just wait a year to get experience with the US bank and let the repo drop off?

 

 




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Valued Contributor

Re: Looking for a Credit Card...can you help me?

Apply for the AMEX Zync. You should be approved if that is the only negative on your report.


Starting Score: EQ 653 6/21/12
Current Score: EQ 703 8/5/17 - EX 743 8/5/17 - TU 731 8/5/17
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Mega Contributor

Re: Looking for a Credit Card...can you help me?


Johnny_Favorite wrote:

I have a US bank secured - $300 limit. Just reported.

 

1 reposession charge off about 6 years ago.

 

Should I just wait a year to get experience with the US bank and let the repo drop off?

 

 


Yes, good idea. Also make deposits on the secured card though the year. Try to get it to 2K.

 




EQ FICO 548 3/3/16
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Mega Contributor

Re: Looking for a Credit Card...can you help me?


jamie123 wrote:

Apply for the AMEX Zync. You should be approved if that is the only negative on your report.


Not sure AMEX would approve with 1 TL with less than a year history and a repo on file.

 




EQ FICO 548 3/3/16
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Looking for a Credit Card...can you help me?

You may have to app for another secured card.  Do you happen to bank at a CU?  If not, you can try to get a secured card at BofA, Chase, or WFB.  Once you have 2 secured cards, you do as suggested above and try to get both credit lines over $1,000, then garden - use them and pay them in full,on time, every month for 6-12 months.  After that you should be eligible to either switch them to secured cards, and/or get approved for a better card.

 

Good luck.

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Re: Looking for a Credit Card...can you help me?

LS's right. Get the limit up. Bigger numbers merit the same when it comes to new approvals. Nobody likes to be the latest issuer of the biggest number, but most will match/keep close.

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Re: Looking for a Credit Card...can you help me?

I'd be more concerned about that repo resulting in a judgement, since it's a contract, depending on your SOL/state of residence. Even if it falls off after CRTP, they might gun after you, if your fico goes any direction upwards, as they're typically notified by the CRA's.

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