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US Bank Unsecured, when to ask for CLI?

So when I first started rebuilding my credit I got three secured cards, first was Cap 1 (wish I never got this one because it'll never unsecure) then BofA a month later (unsecured after 10 months then was PC'd to travel Rewards and CLI to $5k from $300, awesome card!) and finally a US Bank platinum a month after that. At the beginning of this month it hit the 12 month mark and I requested it to be unsecured, which they did for me with a TU pull. Question is, when should I ask for a CLI with them, currently at $300. I'm still waiting on them to send me my deposit and new card, they have already converted my card online and even refunded me my $35 AF from last year, which I thought was pretty awesome. Anybody had their US Bank card unsecure and asked for a CLI in the past? I was thinking about asking for 6 or 8 thousand in hopes to get at least $5k from them, so I could possibly PC it in 6 months to a better signature card, like the Flex Perks or Cash plus card. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help

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Re: US Bank Unsecured, when to ask for CLI?

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From what. I have read, it's usually 6 months for a CLI with them. I've had my  Platinum card for 11 months and i have not been able to get any CLI despite trying several times. All my other cards, B of A, Fidelity, Discover and Wells Fargo have given me generous CLI over the last year.

 

i have found that the underwriters are also usually not very pleasant to deal with and are unfamiliar with their own products. I'm going to give it until the 15 month mark. If I cant get a CLI and PC to Flex or Cash plus I'm going to close the account.

 

i don't really see a good reason to continue with US Bank.....they don't offer anything that great and many of the other prime lenders are far more generous and pleasurable to work with.


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Hmmmm... not what I wanted to see, but I guess I'll have to try and be patient (not very good at being patient). I'm also thinking about getting rid of US Bank if they don't help me out, but that would be months from now.  A $300 CL is useless to me

MyFico Current Scores: EX 778 EQ 787 TU 792 Diners Club WEMC 15k Chase United Club Sig 15k | JP Morgan Ritz Carlton Sig 5k | Freedom Sig 5.4k | CSP Sig 5k | Marriott Premier Sig 6k Citi Exec AA WEMC 11k | TYP Sig 5k | Hilton Reserve Sig BofA Trav Rwds Sig 10k | Cash Rwds Sig 10k | Merrill+ Sig 10k Barclay Rwds WMC 5k | Hawaiian Air WEMC 7k | Aviator Red WMC 6k Amex PRG: NPSL | SPG 3k | Costco 1.2k WF Rwds Sig 9k | Propel World Amex 2.5k | Dillards Amex 2k BBVA NBA Amex 10k Cap1 GM WEMC 8k | QS Visa 3k NASA 30k Discover It 2.9k | Total Rwds Sig 9k | SG Rwds 9.3k | Walmart MC 6k | US Bank Plat 300 | Lowe's 17k | Jared 7.6k | Kay 7.6k |McCoys 3k | J Deere 5k | Care Credit 6.6k | Home Depot 14k | Amazon 5k | PayPal SC 5k | Chevron 2.5k | Macy's 1.5k | J Crew 13.3k | +3 Cards
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Asked for a CLI via their link, it says I would get an answer by mail (says so on the application, prior to me entering my info), I hate how slow they are with everything.  I asked for $5k, hope I get lucky.

MyFico Current Scores: EX 778 EQ 787 TU 792 Diners Club WEMC 15k Chase United Club Sig 15k | JP Morgan Ritz Carlton Sig 5k | Freedom Sig 5.4k | CSP Sig 5k | Marriott Premier Sig 6k Citi Exec AA WEMC 11k | TYP Sig 5k | Hilton Reserve Sig BofA Trav Rwds Sig 10k | Cash Rwds Sig 10k | Merrill+ Sig 10k Barclay Rwds WMC 5k | Hawaiian Air WEMC 7k | Aviator Red WMC 6k Amex PRG: NPSL | SPG 3k | Costco 1.2k WF Rwds Sig 9k | Propel World Amex 2.5k | Dillards Amex 2k BBVA NBA Amex 10k Cap1 GM WEMC 8k | QS Visa 3k NASA 30k Discover It 2.9k | Total Rwds Sig 9k | SG Rwds 9.3k | Walmart MC 6k | US Bank Plat 300 | Lowe's 17k | Jared 7.6k | Kay 7.6k |McCoys 3k | J Deere 5k | Care Credit 6.6k | Home Depot 14k | Amazon 5k | PayPal SC 5k | Chevron 2.5k | Macy's 1.5k | J Crew 13.3k | +3 Cards
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Re: US Bank Unsecured, when to ask for CLI?

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Long time USBank customer here......I too had a US Bank secured card that graduated to a US Bank Platinum Card with a 400 dollar limit and I have been unable to get a CLI on that for close to 3 years. Strangely enough, they approved me for the FlexPerks Travel Rewards Signature card about a year ago with a 5000 dollar limit.


When I asked for a CLI, my banker told me that for some reason, it was almost harder to get a CLI than it was to get approval for a new card entirely. That was what led me to apply for the Flexperks Travel card in the first place. I'm not sure if this is actually the case, but I have found his statement to be true in my experience. 

 

If they deny this time, wait for around 6 months or maybe even a year, then try again. If they still say no and your scores are good, I'd suggest exploring other avenues with other banks. 

 

 

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Long time USBank customer here......I too had a US Bank secured card that graduated to a US Bank Platinum Card with a 400 dollar limit and I have been unable to get a CLI on that for close to 3 years. Strangely enough, they approved me for the FlexPerks Travel Rewards Signature card about a year ago with a 5000 dollar limit.


When I asked for a CLI, my banker told me that for some reason, it was almost harder to get a CLI than it was to get approval for a new card entirely. That was what led me to apply for the Flexperks Travel card in the first place. I'm not sure if this is actually the case, but I have found his statement to be true in my experience. 

 

If they deny this time, wait for around 6 months or maybe even a year, then try again. If they still say no and your scores are good, I'd suggest exploring other avenues with other banks. 

 

 


Wow... thanks for the information.  Not exactly what I wanted to hear but at least I know what to expect.  I hope it's not the case but it seems like it is. I actually want that exact card, which is why I'm trying to get my limit over 5k. I'll let you know how the outcome is whenever I get that letter. Something tells me it'll be a no.

MyFico Current Scores: EX 778 EQ 787 TU 792 Diners Club WEMC 15k Chase United Club Sig 15k | JP Morgan Ritz Carlton Sig 5k | Freedom Sig 5.4k | CSP Sig 5k | Marriott Premier Sig 6k Citi Exec AA WEMC 11k | TYP Sig 5k | Hilton Reserve Sig BofA Trav Rwds Sig 10k | Cash Rwds Sig 10k | Merrill+ Sig 10k Barclay Rwds WMC 5k | Hawaiian Air WEMC 7k | Aviator Red WMC 6k Amex PRG: NPSL | SPG 3k | Costco 1.2k WF Rwds Sig 9k | Propel World Amex 2.5k | Dillards Amex 2k BBVA NBA Amex 10k Cap1 GM WEMC 8k | QS Visa 3k NASA 30k Discover It 2.9k | Total Rwds Sig 9k | SG Rwds 9.3k | Walmart MC 6k | US Bank Plat 300 | Lowe's 17k | Jared 7.6k | Kay 7.6k |McCoys 3k | J Deere 5k | Care Credit 6.6k | Home Depot 14k | Amazon 5k | PayPal SC 5k | Chevron 2.5k | Macy's 1.5k | J Crew 13.3k | +3 Cards
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**Update** So finally after a week I got my answer in the mail, a big fat NO. They denied me a CLI due to too many new accounts opened recently, guess I can't blame them on that but you would think they would have at least countered with something.... ugh... I'll try again in six months.

MyFico Current Scores: EX 778 EQ 787 TU 792 Diners Club WEMC 15k Chase United Club Sig 15k | JP Morgan Ritz Carlton Sig 5k | Freedom Sig 5.4k | CSP Sig 5k | Marriott Premier Sig 6k Citi Exec AA WEMC 11k | TYP Sig 5k | Hilton Reserve Sig BofA Trav Rwds Sig 10k | Cash Rwds Sig 10k | Merrill+ Sig 10k Barclay Rwds WMC 5k | Hawaiian Air WEMC 7k | Aviator Red WMC 6k Amex PRG: NPSL | SPG 3k | Costco 1.2k WF Rwds Sig 9k | Propel World Amex 2.5k | Dillards Amex 2k BBVA NBA Amex 10k Cap1 GM WEMC 8k | QS Visa 3k NASA 30k Discover It 2.9k | Total Rwds Sig 9k | SG Rwds 9.3k | Walmart MC 6k | US Bank Plat 300 | Lowe's 17k | Jared 7.6k | Kay 7.6k |McCoys 3k | J Deere 5k | Care Credit 6.6k | Home Depot 14k | Amazon 5k | PayPal SC 5k | Chevron 2.5k | Macy's 1.5k | J Crew 13.3k | +3 Cards
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