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Question about Barclays LL Bean Visa Card

Is this card considered a store card? Anyone has an idea of how difficult it is to obtain?

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WarJar101 wrote:

Is this card considered a store card? Anyone has an idea of how difficult it is to obtain?


Do yourself a favor and pass on anything that has Barclays name attached... They are notorous for closing out accounts spur of the moment without notice.. especially if you are trying to rebuild credit... because once you start apping for better cards barclays will give you the cut... Read through the forums... people are always posting about how barclays gave them the axe..

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Tommy5746 wrote:

WarJar101 wrote:

Is this card considered a store card? Anyone has an idea of how difficult it is to obtain?


Do yourself a favor and pass on anything that has Barclays name attached... They are notorous for closing out accounts spur of the moment without notice.. especially if you are trying to rebuild credit... because once you start apping for better cards barclays will give you the cut... Read through the forums... people are always posting about how barclays gave them the axe..


hope this never happens to me.....they have been good to me......SO FAR.......only been a year though.......


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Re: Question about Barclays LL Bean Visa Card

Yes, sir!

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Tommy5746 wrote:

WarJar101 wrote:

Is this card considered a store card? Anyone has an idea of how difficult it is to obtain?


Do yourself a favor and pass on anything that has Barclays name attached... They are notorous for closing out accounts spur of the moment without notice.. especially if you are trying to rebuild credit... because once you start apping for better cards barclays will give you the cut... Read through the forums... people are always posting about how barclays gave them the axe..


That statement is not entirely accurate.. Barclays is actually a very good lender and can be very generous, especially when it comes to Recons. There have been posts about barclays closing accounts after opening theirs but not that many. They won't close your account just for opening a few new cards, so long as everything else looks decent. If you go opening numerous accounts and utili shoots up and other baddies,,,well I mean C'mon, what do you expect. I, myself, have opened 6 new accounts since having barclays and they haven't said a word. Barclays has been terrific for me in my building process and are a great anytime you need to call them. They are always eager to help. We also had a member that opened 15 NEW ACCOUNTS after Barclays and all they did was send him a friendly reminder to e careful with his credit and opening SO many new accounts BUT DID NOT shut his account down or CLD. I happen to really like Barclays and believe they are a great CCC to begin a relationship with. They don't mind taking chances on people and are great for builders/re-builders because they offer them the opportunity to call in for a recon and explain any baddies one might have and their recon approval rate is phenomenal. I would go with Barclays if you really want the LL bean visa card, IMO.          oohhh yea, they are great with auto-cli's



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gettnthere wrote:

Tommy5746 wrote:

WarJar101 wrote:

Is this card considered a store card? Anyone has an idea of how difficult it is to obtain?


Do yourself a favor and pass on anything that has Barclays name attached... They are notorous for closing out accounts spur of the moment without notice.. especially if you are trying to rebuild credit... because once you start apping for better cards barclays will give you the cut... Read through the forums... people are always posting about how barclays gave them the axe..


That statement is not entirely accurate.. Barclays is actually a very good lender and can be very generous, especially when it comes to Recons. There have been posts about barclays closing accounts after opening theirs but not that many. They won't close your account just for opening a few new cards, so long as everything else looks decent. If you go opening numerous accounts and utili shoots up and other baddies,,,well I mean C'mon, what do you expect. I, myself, have opened 6 new accounts since having barclays and they haven't said a word. Barclays has been terrific for me in my building process and are a great anytime you need to call them. They are always eager to help. We also had a member that opened 15 NEW ACCOUNTS after Barclays and all they did was send him a friendly reminder to e careful with his credit and opening SO many new accounts BUT DID NOT shut his account down or CLD. I happen to really like Barclays and believe they are a great CCC to begin a relationship with. They don't mind taking chances on people and are great for builders/re-builders because they offer them the opportunity to call in for a recon and explain any baddies one might have and their recon approval rate is phenomenal. I would go with Barclays if you really want the LL bean visa card, IMO.          oohhh yea, they are great with auto-cli's


YMMV... its a different ball game for everbody... some people never experiance anything neg with Barcalys.. others have their cards shut down with too many new inqs etc... everybody is diff!

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Re: Question about Barclays LL Bean Visa Card

I would love to have the ll bean card, do you guys know how they would respond to a recent credit user like myself?

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Re: Question about Barclays LL Bean Visa Card

@WarJar101, Barclay's almost exclusively pulls TransUnion. Do you know what your TU FICO is?


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Re: Question about Barclays LL Bean Visa Card

I think it's about 715, last time I check. However, I just got my first CC last month. So, I'm wondering if they would except a person with no/limited credit credit history.


gettnthere wrote:
@WarJar101, Barclay's almost exclusively pulls TransUnion. Do you know what your TU FICO is?

 

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Re: Question about Barclays LL Bean Visa Card

They usualy like to see some history. I will wait until your current card has reported for at least six months. Better not to waste an inquiry.

 

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