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Wells Fargo Secured Card criteria?

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Just wondering if anyone has insight at what Wells Fargo looks for when applying for their secured credit card?

 

My credit profile isn't great, but not "bad"; 650 FICO, no collection/charge-offs/baddies other than two 30 day late payments (01/2011 and 01/2008... oops).

 

I was thinking about opening a checking savings account with them, so I can have a local place to deposit cash (my banks are out of state).

I was approved for a car loan (Wells Fargo Dealer Services) back in June 2013; positive payments since. Probably doesn't have any leverage.

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Re: Wells Fargo Secured Card criteria?


Poki wrote:

Just wondering if anyone has insight at what Wells Fargo looks for when applying for their secured credit card?

 

My credit profile isn't great, but not "bad"; 650 FICO, no collection/charge-offs/baddies other than two 30 day late payments (01/2011 and 01/2008... oops).

 

I was thinking about opening a checking account with them, so I can have a local place to deposit cash (my banks are out of state).

I was approved for a car loan (Wells Fargo Dealer Services) back in June 2013; positive payments since. Probably doesn't have any leverage.


when you are opening your checking account, ask your banker about the secured card too. Wells Fargo branch bankers can sometimes "help" you get approved for certain credit products as long as the request itself isn't too unreasonable.

 

nevertheless, I think your odds are good.

 

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Re: Wells Fargo Secured Card criteria?

ok! I just may consider WF oops, I meant savings account.
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Re: Wells Fargo Secured Card criteria?

I opened a secured WF cc about 8 months ago and my score was around 620, I have a tax lien and one collection account. I do have a WF checking account though. Based on your profile, you shouldn't have a problem at all. If you open a checking account with them that would help alot. Good luck and keep us udated.

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Re: Wells Fargo Secured Card criteria?

hmm... savings account, I'm not too interested in their checking account (fees).

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Re: Wells Fargo Secured Card criteria?

Just opened up a savings account (online).
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Re: Wells Fargo Secured Card criteria?

Looking at your profile you shouldn't have a problem ......Good luck

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myjourney wrote:

Looking at your profile you shouldn't have a problem ......Good luck


you pulled my credit report? :smileyfrustrated:

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Poki wrote:

myjourney wrote:

Looking at your profile you shouldn't have a problem ......Good luck


you pulled my credit report? :smileyfrustrated:


Lol

No CO's Baddies,

2 lates only negative

Mid 650 scores 

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Re: Wells Fargo Secured Card criteria?

When I was approved for mine years ago my profile was in sad shape indeed: 550-575 FICO, 2 unpaid collections, no open credit lines.  I think you will be just fine!

 

Have you looked at getting a secured card through BofA or elsewhere instead?  YMMV but from what I've seen of forum experiences they graduate with greater regularity than WF.

                    
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