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74king
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Re: Shell Gas Card


krisosa wrote:
:smileywink: Thanks King ~

hey no problem:smileywink:

Someone made mention about a Chevron card, I've heard good things about them.

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Lel
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Re: Shell Gas Card


74king wrote:
Maybe in a couple month's they will auto increase you...:smileywink: Hang in there.

 


They might also auto-increase something else....like your APR.  I just received a notice in the mail that Shell (actually the Shell Mastercard) is increasing my APR from about 12% to 20%.

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74king
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Re: Shell Gas Card


Lel wrote:

74king wrote:
Maybe in a couple month's they will auto increase you...:smileywink: Hang in there.

 


They might also auto-increase something else....like your APR.  I just received a notice in the mail that Shell (actually the Shell Mastercard) is increasing my APR from about 12% to 20%.


Yea....never thought about it like that:smileysad: Hope that doesn't happen. I think Shell is a Citi backed card and they may have a bug up their butts as of late......I'll keep my fingers crossed.:smileyvery-happy:

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800FICOwannabe
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Re: Shell Gas Card

In March 2009, I received a pre-approved offer from Chevron.  I thought what the heck, so I logged into their system, provided them with the info they requested and presto, I was automatically approved!  I don't generally use Chevron (I use Shell), so I thought, what the heck, so I did an online app w/Shell and presto, I was automatically approved...here's the kicker - they were applied for on the same day...the cards came in the mail on the same day - Shell limit was $200, Chevron limit was $700!  Now I use the Chevron simply b/c it keeps my util down b/c of the higher limit!  You may want to consider applying for a Chevron card...

 

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Lel
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Re: Shell Gas Card


800FICOwannabe wrote:

Now I use the Chevron simply b/c it keeps my util down b/c of the higher limit

 

 


The utilization ratio that factors most into the FICO scoring system is the cumulative utilization of available revolving credit across all credit cards.  However, maxing out your Shell card while filling up your RV may also have a negative effect on your score.

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boosie1979
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Re: Shell Gas Card

Yes Credit Unions are the BOMB!!!! I started out with scores that was low 520's. I first got a secured card $300. I was approved for a car loan $18k and just today approved for an unsecured $1,500. They are more forgiving then any b/c just a few days ago I was denied for a Hooters and BOA!!!

 

My credit has really took a great turn within less than a yr. My FICO is 648 now.

 

Try the CU.. Good Luck!

 
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Tracy727
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Re: Shell Gas Card

its hard to keep to a 9% utility on gas card with a 200 limit if you plan on using the card. even if you pif it would be very hard.
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Re: Shell Gas Card


Tracy727 wrote:
its hard to keep to a 9% utility on gas card with a 200 limit if you plan on using the card. even if you pif it would be very hard.

Just remember, you only have to be at 9% or less when the statement drops. :smileywink: Make your payment several days ahead of time, and you can control the balance that is reported to the CRA's.

The balances that are on the card during the billing cycle don't affect your scores; only what's on the statement. (Or last business day of the month for HSBC/ Orchard bank cards and for US Bank cards.)
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Bradsrq
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Re: Shell Gas Card

I got approved for a Shell  card about a year ago. Same limit as yours $200. So far they havent increased limit. I use the card quite a bit and pay it off every month. At the same time I got the Shell card also got a Citgo card with a $500 limit. They are issued by Citibank.::

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