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Question About PenFed

Regular Contributor

Question About PenFed

I just went ahead and applied for a PenFed membership.

 

I did it over the phone, and when the Rep. setup membership account for me, she asked me if I wanted to get a CC from them.

 

I said yes, and she asked me how much of a credit line do i want. I said I'll take 15K. She went ahead a submitted it and said it would take a few hours for them to make a decision.

 

My question is, being that I've read about PenFed on here so much, with people getting such good rates and CL's, if they don't believe i deserve 15K, do they counter offer?

 

 

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Regular Contributor

Re: Question About PenFed

To answer your question Yes they counter, I applied about a month ago asked for 10k and they countered at 3.5k I took it but from what I hear they are tightening cc a bit I was somewhat dissapointed I had a score of 750 with eq which is what they pulled no baddies completely clean report and got offered less than I hoped but im possitive they will grow with you. Good luck
NO SIGNATURE FOR ME
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Regular Contributor

Re: Question About PenFed

I haven't checked the status yet online, but my EQ isn't up there at all. I pay for everything on time and I've never had any late payments at all.

 

This is reall the last card that I want, and I hope I get it even if the limit isn't high.

 

I'm in the low 600's, but my credit is strong. I've been spending money re-doing my house.

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Senior Contributor

Re: Question About PenFed

i was denied with a 713 eq. and clean report except for a 5 year old late on a now current student loan.

IMO PF intensely dilikes high util (i was around %40 when denied) i had 1 inq.  the strange thing is that they nailed me with two hard inq.'s which hasn't been reported to have happened to anyone else, so i'm special: denied and double inq'ed, eww.

DCU EQ 5.0, Citi EQ 08 Bankcard, PenFed EX NG2
EX 08: AFCU, Amex, Chase, PSECU EX 98(?)
TU 08: Barclays, Discover
Message 4 of 11
Regular Contributor

Re: Question About PenFed

Hearing your story, I'm starting to think it's not going to happen if they are going to look into my ult.
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Regular Contributor

Re: Question About PenFed

forgot to mention my utility was at around 9% when I applied
NO SIGNATURE FOR ME
Message 6 of 11
Regular Contributor

Re: Question About PenFed

LOL. Even though it shows PENDING, I'll say forget about it then. I'm way above that right now (45% to 55% in credit usage), even though my company pays for 60% of my spending.

 

Maybe if I don't get approved I'll do a recon. explaining and giving some more information.

 

 

 

 

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Regular Contributor

Re: Question About PenFed

I knew it. Got denied. Should I call them.

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Regular Contributor

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They told me I have to fax in a written statement for a recon to be done.

 

I thought I would be able to talk to a live rep.

Message 9 of 11
Established Contributor

Re: Question About PenFed

No, thats how they do recon, you fax in your story explaining why your credit report looks the way it looks, addressing whatever they rejected you for, and beg to be given a chance to prove yourself.  Smiley Happy
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