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04-13-2011 07:45 AM
I really want a Bank of America Card but I see they don't have a pre approval link anymore and I'm not sure which of their cards would actually fit my situation, not a huge fan of wasting an inquirie to find out my credit still is not high enough.
With the information below, does anyone have any advice for a card that would grow with me, more so hoping for a card with a limit $1000 or above as most of mine are $350 - 1000 now. All input is appreciated
Okay so quick background:
I'm 24, received 2 credit cards at 18 for $1000 limits each and then a third $2000 limit the next year, had great credit until 2007 where being a college student took me down the bad credit path. The last year and a half I have managed to come up from some terrible scores and this month I decided to go a little more forward and establish some sound credit that I am happy to have. This last week I've applied for and received:
Bestbuy Reward Zone MC
Wal Mart CC
Capital One Cash Rewards 0% APR
I already have:
JC Penney $1000 limit (2005)
Orchard Bank $350 Limit (2009)
First Premier (Centennial Bank) $250 limit (2009)
Ford Credit Auto Loan $20,000 (2010)
Student Loans Various Banks $33,000
Unfortunately, I do still have a judgment from 2008 which I am working to have vacated (I work for a prosecutor), 1 collection (paid), and 3 CO's from 2007 paid.
My scores are TU 620 EX 626 EQ 620
Not amazing but like I said, I turned those around in roughly a years time having a lot removed from my reports thanks to this forum.
04-13-2011 08:10 AM
Thank you, I was actually considering the credit union where I'm from since they are advertising 7.9% for their card right now.
I graduate next month and then I'll be in law school in the fall, another reason I was looking around was to establish a relationship with a bank or credit union so that I could have financing options for my law school loans.
I was working until the company I was with severenced me out so technically I am in school but I also have a fixed income.
04-13-2011 09:11 AM
Bank of America has a MyOffers Center. When I am on my Accounts Overview page, there is a link partway down that says View your Special Offers. I think the link is also available from the Customer Service Tab. Whenever I click on it, the offers appear to be very generic even though it claims that the offers are "Just for You." It tells me to add a credit card to take advantage of Add It Up, but it doesn't look like a preapproved offer. Until very recently, I was carrying a fairly large balance on a closed card, so I have always assumed I wouldn't have any preapprovals from them anyway. Perhaps others can speak to whether the Offers Center includes preapprovals.