I don't know Barclay's specifically, but I don't think alot of creditors would be inclined to give you a CLI when the card is basically maxed out. Regardless of the fact that you are taking advantage of a 0% offer, I think they'd still be hesitant. I'd just wait until you pay it down after the 0% promo period and then ask for a CLI.
I would ask for the CLI in Jan or Feb. once the PIF shows... Some like Citi will give CLI while in BT offer if you have made signifant dent on the BT, friend did $4k on $4200 limit I think and at 4 or 6 months, he had it down to just under $2k and they increased it to $8600 at request.
That's what I expected creditaddict! I'm planning to pay a $1,000 or so on it in the next month so I'm sure they will see that as well. Luckily, if I don't pif, it's not one of those things where I pay accrued interest. As I said though, I do plan to PIF. I just hate having that high util on that one card lol.. but I guess that's my own fault. At least I have that nice limit with a "fake" Amex haha :-) Thanks for the advice!! :-)
I'll prob just try to get it under 50% bal and the req a cli. :-)
I think you're on the right track by paying down the balance/utilization. I asked for a CLI after my 6th statement (because I was anticipating a large charge that would have gotten too close to max on my card) and it was granted. I had a zero balance at the time. (oh and my cl went from 4500 to 9k)
sweeeeet! This is my first and only Barclay's account, so I have no experience with their CLIs yet... but I'm hoping that when I do take the plunge... or get an auto cli, that I get to $10,000! woooo
codimom, btw... did you use their online cli request thing? or did you call? I always feel like calling the credit analysts directly improves my odds of getting the limits I want.
Thanks for the advice :-)
Your chances of getting a CLI with your current util are virtually 0. From their perspective, if they give you a CLI they'd be concerned you'd just max out the new limit. You really need to work on getting that util down before you have a good chance. I'd suggest 25% or under. You can try at 50% but I wouldn't fancy your chances.