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04-07-2009 04:19 PM
Discovered this weekend that my SOs Equifax score has climbed much higher than I'd thought. It's the cleanest of all his reports, and we found out it had crept to 665 when we purchased his new truck this weekend. My plan for furthering his credit score was to apply for one more credit card once his score was high enough to get an unsecured, no annual fee card. Right now all he has is the BOA 99/500. With his Equifax higher than the other two, I thought he might be in a position to find the perfect card now as long as they only pull Eq. Credit Unions are basically out because I'm fairly sure he's got some Chexsystems dings. I just ordered the report to dispute anything inaccurate, but I'm pretty sure there will be some accurate stuff on there as well. Any other suggestions for an Equifax pulling, unsecured, no annual fee card? Does Cabelas fit this mold? Will they approve around 660?
Thanks for any suggestions!
04-08-2009 10:18 AM
I've heard a lot of bad things about CapOne, plus he applied there in December when his scores had just crossed 600 and was declined. I really don't want CapOne dings again on all three reports. One ding on his Equifax report is worth it, especially if he can be approved with that score for an unsecured card with no annual fee. Those annual fees just don't sit well with me, and I don't want him getting a new card until he can qualify for one without it.
I didn't see anything about annual fees on Cabela's site, so I'm assuming there isn't one? What kind of credit limit can he expect, and does it look like a store card or a Visa for reporting purposes? What kind of limits do people in the mid 600s see from Nordstrom? They only pull Eq?
04-08-2009 02:19 PM
Woohoo! After reading some more recent approvals here on the forums we decided to go ahead with the Cabela's application. Instant approval! This has been such a good week credit wise. Now I'm just curious what the limit is.
Does the Cabela's Visa report as a Visa card or a store card?
04-08-2009 03:07 PM
04-08-2009 03:40 PM
Capital One, they pull all three so they will see your clean EQ report.
I wouldn't really say the fact they pull all three is a good thing.