Has anyone heard of this card? Ive been rebuilding with my secured card through my bank and received that preapproval offer in the mail yesterday. So I guess my fico is looking up. FINALLY! ANyway, just wondering if anyone has this card and their experiences with the co. so far. the bank is Plains Commerce Bank.
Don't get it. It's not worth it.
I have had this card for 4 years & 3 months. It STILL only has a limit of $350. They refuse to budge. I started at $250.
It charges me a $10 montly participation fee. The interest rate is 19.92%, which they also refuse to lower.
The customer service is terrible. The website isn't great, but at least they don't charge me to make a payment. Which, by the way, I can only do once every 10 days.
This card will definitely NOT grow with you. Take Orchard instead. Much better in my view. I have 2 Orchard cards now. The only reason I still have this card is because I have had it the longest, by almost 2 years over my next 2 oldest cards.
I received the Total Visa 04/08, called for a CLI 6 mths L8R in 10/08 ($25 increase to $275), and was told by the rep, that I could call in every 3 mnths for a $25 increase. Are you serious, only $25 every 3 months!!! If it wasn't 1 of the 6 rebuilder cards I started w/ in 4/08 I'd closed. But from what I understand here, I should keep it at least 2 yrs.
Now, here I am 3 mnths after my 1st increase, I just called on Saturday and was told it would take 3 days for a decision. At the most I'd expect another LOWSEY $25!!! That's ok though. After 2 yr mark in 04/10 I'll close. Plus my score simulator says I should expect a score of 730 by then, so we'll see. (At least they would have help get me decent scores).
After my recent call, I did get an increase. Now, brace yourself, it was a WOPPING $25...woo hoo I'm at $300 now!
Now I can buy 2 gallons of gas.