And yes, my Providian Visa (which I had opened in 1998) was among those accounts. I recall getting a letter from Chase saying my Providian Visa would become a Chase card soon, and that's what happened in 2002. So yeah, Providian got swallowed up by WaMu, but not before selling some accounts to Chase years beforehand.
Starting Score: 677 EQ (1/21/09)/705 TU (1/21/09)/714 EXP (1/21/09) Current Score: 707 EQ (9/21/10)/720 TU (3/27/10)/Darn you EXP Goal Score: 720 on all three by end of 2010
My cards are either in a box or my mother has them (she lives across town..so i know i will not use them)
- both cap1 cards - Upromise Citibank - Avenue - Ikea - Children's Place - Walmart - Orchard Bank - Target (when I get the card)
All I carry is my Wachovia checkcard and my Paragon FCU ATM card.
By not carrying my cards I am less likely to shop (my job is directly across the street from the mall and 1 mile from a highway that has tons of strip malls.
FICO Scores 7/15/2008: EQ 600, TU 546, EX 490 9/17/08 - TU 571,12/17/08 649,3/16/09 638, 6/14 642 ScoreWatch 12/17/08 EQ 646, 1/2/ 09 664, 2/2/09 684,2/12/09 673, 2/16/09 688, 2/27 674,3/3 682,4/16 685, 6/28 679 1/2/09 EX 668 2/13/09 669 AS of NOV08 I am Credit card debit free. I AM A MYFICO.COM ADDICTED ~