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CreditMagic7
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Roadblock: Barclay's Sallie Mae

Greets forum.

Looking for advice on this lender. App'd last night for the Sallie Mae and denied :smileysad:
On recon this morning the Credit Analyst "almost" passed it thru citing the usual crap, " why are you looking for new credit"? I simply stated it looked to be a very useful 5% personal gas/groceries rewards card and i had no problem with their low monthly cap. She was about to make it a go then stopped herself in mid-sentence and said they would want to see 6 months history on my newest card first, a BOA approved just last week. My scores are 710 avg maybe better now, no BK, no derogs, AAoA crappy right now of course.

But my question is should i try to re-recon the recon borderline denial and hope for a better outcome or is Barclay's recon a one time mission and out.

Kinda wanted this card for the obvious but was surpringly shocked they shot it down on recon.

Thanks.
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grinlikechelsea
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Re: Roadblock: Barclay's Sallie Mae

I would recon it since you have a pretty good profile. Just explain why you needed the last card and why this one is needed too, and I think you'll be okay. :smileyhappy:


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subwaysandwich
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Re: Roadblock: Barclay's Sallie Mae

That's BS.... I applied for a BOA card too and apped for the barclays two days later and got it....

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Re: Roadblock: Barclay's Sallie Mae

If I were in your shoes I would definitely call back tomorrow and speak with another credit analyst and I hope you end up getting an analyst that will reconsider and help.  I wish you the best of luck. 


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B335is
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Re: Roadblock: Barclay's Sallie Mae

Barclays tracks recon calls, most people get 1 chance at it but stranger things have happened. You may want to think of a more compelling explanation for wanting the card.
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CreditMagic7
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Re: Roadblock: Barclay's Sallie Mae

Thanks. I'm shooting in the dark without good advice on them. I felt like i was ok too, i mean it's like this, i could easily have app'd for Chase and/or a first Amex, but because of the stickiness i read on Barclay's shyness on new Inq's/TL's i app'd the Sallie Mae so i could garden out the remainder of 2014 and just do the present lines for CLI's.
I will give them another call then in the morning. After all they already burned one of my HP's now. Only had 2 on TU

Appreciate the advice. Thanks guys.
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Re: Roadblock: Barclay's Sallie Mae

Your next recon: "I think Barclays is a great partner to have in my credit portfolio and your Sallie Mae card hits the sweet spot in what I look for in a bank. I have a fantastic credit rating as you can see and yes I opened the BoA card last week thinking that they would be a good strategic partner in my portfoilio as well."  Say nothing more unless asked more questions. He who speaks first after the pitch is made loses....

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CreditMagic7
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Re: Roadblock: Barclay's Sallie Mae

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Re: Roadblock: Barclay's Sallie Mae

great scipt to follow ^. I'm not sure what it is, but they were very hard on my CLI request as well. Seemed like he was going to say yes and then came back with a similar 6 month message. This was rep #2 on the day. The first one said that the only option was a HP even though my app was just on Friday. Second didnt do a HP, but didnt give me the increase

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Re: Roadblock: Barclay's Sallie Mae


CreditMagic7 wrote:
Greets forum.

Looking for advice on this lender. App'd last night for the Sallie Mae and denied :smileysad:
On recon this morning the Credit Analyst "almost" passed it thru citing the usual crap, " why are you looking for new credit"? I simply stated it looked to be a very useful 5% personal gas/groceries rewards card and i had no problem with their low monthly cap. She was about to make it a go then stopped herself in mid-sentence and said they would want to see 6 months history on my newest card first, a BOA approved just last week. My scores are 710 avg maybe better now, no BK, no derogs, AAoA crappy right now of course.

But my question is should i try to re-recon the recon borderline denial and hope for a better outcome or is Barclay's recon a one time mission and out.

Kinda wanted this card for the obvious but was surpringly shocked they shot it down on recon.

Thanks.

This surprises me a bit.  Was your new tradeline already reporting on the report they pulled or did they see the HP?  I thought Barclay was a surefire TU pull and BofA mostly an EX pull.  

 

Either way, sorry for your denial.  :smileysad:


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