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Why do credit unions give such high CLs?

Valued Contributor

Why do credit unions give such high CLs?

You would think it would be the other way around, but I keep seeing people getting some insane CLs on CU-issued cards.


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Valued Contributor

Re: Why do credit unions give such high CLs?

Not all CU's are equal.  NFCU...my fav...is the largest CU and does give out high limits.  But my local CU, which is quite large in my area gives out tiny limits.


Major CC's - Barclay's ($5.5K) | Barclay's Sallie Mae MC ($5K) | DCU ($7.5K) | Discover IT ($1.4K) | Genisys Visa ($1.4K) | NFCU Visa ($22K) | Navcheck ($15K) | Chase Freedom ($5K) | SDFCU Visa ($8K) | Amex BCP ($9.5K) | Amex Delta ($10K) |Store CC's| -Amazon ($4K) | Catherines ($850) | JCP ($4K) | Macy's ($1.7K) | Avenue ($850) | Victoria's Secret ($1.4K) | Walmart ($4.1K) | Paypal SC ($1.3K) | HSN ($2.5) | Sears ($2.6K) | Sams Club ($4.1K) |Goal|: Age with grace to 750 across the board |Last app|: 3/3/2014
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Established Contributor

Re: Why do credit unions give such high CLs?

+1

I'm with a couple of CU's, and they're all conservative IMO.

AMEX PRG - NPSL I AMEX Everyday Preferred - $34.8k I Capital One Venture - $20k I Chase Sapphire Preferred - $25.5k I Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier - $20.7k I Barclay Arrival + - $10k I Capital One Quicksilver - $10k I NFCU Flagship Rewards Visa Signature - $15k I NASA FCU - $10k I Texell FCU Visa - $5k I Chase Freedom - $9.9k I Citi Double Cash - $7.8k I Discover IT - $5k I NFCU CLOC - $15k I Total Unsecured Credit - $188,700

EQ FICO - 714 (5/24/16) I TU FICO - 772 (5/24/16) I EX FICO - 770 (5/24/16)
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Moderator Emeritus

Re: Why do credit unions give such high CLs?

They may have higher levels of deposits with which to secure those lines.

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