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Penfed or not to Penfed...

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Re: Penfed or not to Penfed...


drkaje wrote:

I don't believe deposit amount affects approval for PenFed's products.

 

They love low utilization, clean reports, and low DTI.


I believe this is correct. My wife has the Platinum Cash Rewards for almost 3 years now. We also have a substantial amount in a CD. Never any preapprovals. Although they keep pushing a "low interest" loan against the CD.

Amex BCE $11.1 / Citi Diamond Preferred WMC $12K / Citi Double Cash WMC $3.8K / Comenity Total Rewards Visa $2.5K / Citi Home Depot $5K / AU- Amex BCP $12K / Chase Freedom Visa $11014.00 / PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature $6K / GE Lowes $10K
myFico Scores on 10/03/2014
Eq 798 / Exp 811 / Trans 814
CCT Fico 08 on 1/3/16 - Trans 786 / Exp 793 / Eq 797
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Re: Penfed or not to Penfed...

Okay thanks.
This saved me a headache and prolly a denial or AA later.
Penfed is not what I need just yet.
I'll look at them this time next year.
This is why these forums work.
Thanks guys and gals

NFCU #1 Fan!! NO MOAR APPS TIL 10/13 Minimum!!
TU -746, EX - 721, EQ -745
Cards:NFCU Flag Visa Sig $10000, CSP $8500, AMEX BCP $2000 Freedom $3500, Disc IT $5000, Cap 1 Green $2100, Credit 1 CLOSED! AU on Amex Green, Discover $2000, Cap One Plat $1000
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Established Contributor

Re: Penfed or not to Penfed...

Hey Pilotdude, old thread I know, sorry but I just wondered...  somewhere between your first post and today, you got in with NFCU.  How?

FICO: EQ 768 | TU 813 | EX 781

Amex BCE $25000, SFFCU Visa $15000 + LOC $5000, USAA Amex $6000, USAA MC $7000, Cap1 $8000, Freedom $12000, Slate $500, Barclays "RIP" SM $11500, USBank Cash+ $7500, Citi Diamond $7900, Citi Double Cash $3700, Care Credit $13500k.
My Credit Repair Journey
Message 13 of 15
Established Contributor

Re: Penfed or not to Penfed...

I got in from Father, Uncle, other Uncle.  Turned out I have more than one relative who are members and so it was pretty simple. 


NFCU #1 Fan!! NO MOAR APPS TIL 10/13 Minimum!!
TU -746, EX - 721, EQ -745
Cards:NFCU Flag Visa Sig $10000, CSP $8500, AMEX BCP $2000 Freedom $3500, Disc IT $5000, Cap 1 Green $2100, Credit 1 CLOSED! AU on Amex Green, Discover $2000, Cap One Plat $1000
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Penfed or not to Penfed...

I will tell when I did my last app spree on 3-13, I went for the following cards in order all within 30 minutes.

Amex Hilton Surpass, Approved, but only 2k limit.

Pen Fed Cash rewards Visa approve instantly 19k

Pen Fed Personal Line of Credit, approved 20k

Citi Hilton Honors, approved 15k

Chase Priority Club Visa, approved 8.4k

B of A Hawaii VIsa Sig, approved 5k

GE Sams Discover, approved 3k.

 

Since then I have used the Pen Fed accounts and never heard a word about inq or new accounts.  Keeping my nose clean and PIF all but one card.

 

Have not pulled FICS's lately, so I do not know where I sit, just in the garden for now.

 

Working on SP CLI's.

 

Pen Fed are my largest limits.  I guess the stars, moon, and earth all were in perfect harmony.

 

I love Pen Fed.

 

About 400k in Credit Lines
CSP 29.9k, Citi DP 42.5k, Chase Marriott 12k, Chase IHG 6.5k, Sams MC 20k, Amex Hilton Surpass 356k, Hawaii Air 26k, Discover More 50k, Chase SWA 3.5k, WF PLOC 30k, B of A Visa 43.8k, Wells Plat Visa 8.3k, RC Willey 5k, Pen Fed Visa 43.7k, Pen Fed PLOC 25k, Lowes 25k, CSR 28.8k
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