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Target Red Card

Ok, so long story short... I went on whogavemecredit.com saw someone in California get approved for a Taget Red Card with lower Fico than mine. So I applied and you guessed it, Denied. I called in and found this out. They are sending me a letter in the mail. The Recon # on here is for business accounts. What can I do? I have a TU 627 and a Equifax 609 , EX 563 (FAKO)
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Senior Contributor

Re: Target Red Card

FICO is only a first tier qualifier.  Actual contents of your CR account for final approval and CL decisions.

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09/03/2009 TU: 777, EQ: 776 ($8 balance on an account dropped me out of 780's)
03/28/2009 TU: 814, EQ: 810, EX: 781 (02/12/2009)
05/18/2005 TU: 563, EQ: 580, EX: 549
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Moderator Emerita

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Also, things have changed dramatically in the last 6-12 months. I doubt that I would have gotten half the cards/ CL's now that I got in Feb 2008. Pretty much all lenders are a lot tighter now.
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FICO's: EQ 781 - TU 793 - EX 779 (from PSECU) - Done credit hunting; having fun with credit gardening. - EQ 590 on 5/14/2007
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Moderator Emeritus

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I wish I never applied for my Target card. : (

Nearly two years later, I am still at $200.
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Senior Contributor

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llecs wrote:
I wish I never applied for my Target card. : (

Nearly two years later, I am still at $200.

tell me about it!  makes me mad Smiley Mad

Latest scores: Walmart TU: 769. MyFICO TU: 769. DCU EQ: 755. MyFICO EQ: 780. PSECU EX: 756. MyFICO EX: 780.
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Frequent Contributor

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I was approved 2 weeks ago with a TU FICO of 628 and a EQ FICO of 627 (they only pulled EQ).

At the time, I had 2 unpaid collections showing on my report, one from 2002, and one from 2006.

 

What are your baddies?


Starting Score: 540 EQ 517 TU on 11/17/08
Current Score: 668 EQ 726 TU
Goal Score: 760 EQ 760 TU


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Established Member

Re: Target Red Card

I applied and was denied with a 691 credit score at the time a few weeks ago! Reason for denial was "limited credit history" figue that!
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As of : 5/17/2008 EFX- 695 EXP- 707 TUC- 727
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Credit History : 3yrs 4mos
Current Accounts : USAA Amex =10K, USAA Platinum MC=10K,
Discover =2.5K, Amex Hilton =2K, Alliant Visa =5K, RBS Kroger
MC =6K, Chase Marriott Visa Signature Premier =5K, Chase Presidential Plus World MC =10K, AT&T MC =4K, NFCU Platinum
MC =20K, NFCU Platinum Visa =17.5K, Cabelas Visa =2K.
**Cards I Closed** : Walmart, AE Visa, & HSBC (all low CL's)
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Super Contributor

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My card is still at $200 after 2 years. I am not sure what is more bad, getting declined for the card or being stuck at $200 CL for many many years.
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New Contributor

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The Target card is just bull**bleep**...

 

I wish I had never applied, so I am just going to bite the bullet and cancel it.  You can't buy anything with a $200 limit!!  I work there, and the only reason I applied is so that I could use my discount on credit.  Target doesn't let us use our discount with other CC's/debit.  Apparently it is like giving us two discounts because they have to pay a processing fee.  Smiley Indifferent

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Senior Contributor

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kyobakes wrote:

The Target card is just bull**bleep**...

 

I wish I had never applied, so I am just going to bite the bullet and cancel it.  You can't buy anything with a $200 limit!!  I work there, and the only reason I applied is so that I could use my discount on credit.  Target doesn't let us use our discount with other CC's/debit.  Apparently it is like giving us two discounts because they have to pay a processing fee.  Smiley Indifferent


i can't believe they won't give you your discount with any other card!  that's outrageous!

Latest scores: Walmart TU: 769. MyFICO TU: 769. DCU EQ: 755. MyFICO EQ: 780. PSECU EX: 756. MyFICO EX: 780.
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