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Was Citi cli a hard pull?

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Was Citi cli a hard pull?

Hey guys, I'm sure this has been asked before but after searching for about an hour I gave up trying to find it.

 

My earlier tonight I tried to do a CLI on my CITI Dividend Student Card. I've had it since mid 2011, and I've recieved one $500 cli before which brought me to $3000. I tried to do another CLI, which brought me to this prompt after clicking the submit button.

 

"We recieved your $1,000.00 Credit Increase request and have forwarded it to our Credit Department for review. To find out if you've been approved, please wait at least 30 minutes from the time of your request then sign on to Account Online."

 

Well, it turns out I did get the incease up to $4,000. But I'm slightly concerned if I did get a hp. Recently I've opened a Discover IT student card ($1,500 limit), as well as a Citi Forward (CITI's other student card,  $2,400 limit). I make sure to pay off my cards each month or leave less than 1% utilization on it. I'll be in school for a lot longer (21 years old, third year in college, finishing first year of grad/professional degrees, with a graduation date of 2017) and recently I decided that  should try to maximize my credit score as much as possible with revolving credit (credit cards if I'm not mistaken) since I'll be in (larger) heaps of student loan debt here in the years to come.

 

 

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Re: Was Citi cli a hard pull?


Wootme73 wrote:

Hey guys, I'm sure this has been asked before but after searching for about an hour I gave up trying to find it.

 

My earlier tonight I tried to do a CLI on my CITI Dividend Student Card. I've had it since mid 2011, and I've recieved one $500 cli before which brought me to $3000. I tried to do another CLI, which brought me to this prompt after clicking the submit button.

 

"We recieved your $1,000.00 Credit Increase request and have forwarded it to our Credit Department for review. To find out if you've been approved, please wait at least 30 minutes from the time of your request then sign on to Account Online."

 

Well, it turns out I did get the incease up to $4,000. But I'm slightly concerned if I did get a hp. Recently I've opened a Discover IT student card ($1,500 limit), as well as a Citi Forward (CITI's other student card,  $2,400 limit). I make sure to pay off my cards each month or leave less than 1% utilization on it. I'll be in school for a lot longer (21 years old, third year in college, finishing first year of grad/professional degrees, with a graduation date of 2017) and recently I decided that  should try to maximize my credit score as much as possible with revolving credit (credit cards if I'm not mistaken) since I'll be in (larger) heaps of student loan debt here in the years to come.

 

 


Definitely was a HP, I know from personal experience 

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Re: Was Citi cli a hard pull?

Yes, unfortunally, that means HP... Well at least you got your CLI 

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New Member

Re: Was Citi cli a hard pull?

Is there any way to find out which CRA they used such as by calling them?

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Re: Was Citi cli a hard pull?


Wootme73 wrote:

Is there any way to find out which CRA they used such as by calling them?


I'm not too sure, but I know that it likely is EQ. If not it would be EX

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Re: Was Citi cli a hard pull?

Yup its an HP they usually dont pull a report if they give you an instant decision when you request a CLI

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Re: Was Citi cli a hard pull?

it might not be a hp did it ask you if they could pull your credit? once i requested a cil it asked to pull my report the other day i requested a cli they said no report would be pulled!

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Was Citi cli a hard pull?

Did it say anything about a credit report being pulled? I've received that message before when I was denied for having requested a CLI too soon, and no report was pulled. If you need to know, either check your report or call Citi CS.

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Re: Was Citi cli a hard pull?


grubs wrote:

Wootme73 wrote:

Is there any way to find out which CRA they used such as by calling them?


I'm not too sure, but I know that it likely is EQ. If not it would be EX


I don't have the OP's card, but I do have a Sears card, which is also issued by Citi. They pulled Experian when I applied, and actually pulled Equifax a few weeks afterwards. Never pulled TU though.

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