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HiHiHiHiHiHi
Posts: 63
Registered: ‎07-21-2012

Re: anyone try CLI for Citi?


armbenderc wrote:

heytherehitherehothere wrote:

Just got an increase from 1100 double to 2200. Still trying to verify that it was a soft pull when I called 800-480-0205, a backdoor number.

I hope it was. The CSR said she had to pull my credit profile before the hold so I'm not sure, and didn't want to bother asking her, in

the event that she had no clue what I'd be talking about. Forum lingo...

 

So now here's what I want to do:

My statement cuts on the 13th, three days away, for my Citi card. Limit is 1600.

Will this increase today from Walmart help me possibly get double from Citi?

 

For people who've requested increases on their Citi cards:

 

Best to hit the link online?

Find a backdoor number?

Directly call Customer Service?

 

I really liked the backdoor number with WM because that link I've read doesn't work. Maybe it's the same with Citi.

 

It's my sixth month with them. My account was approved really early June, I believe.

Do I have to wait FOR the 13th and after my statement cuts OR could I attempt anytime since it is my sixth month with them?


Every 6 statement it seems. If you ask more than once in six months, it will be a HP. I learned the hard way.


When I try to requst a CLI before 6 months they just tell me I have to wait six months.

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jsickz32
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Registered: ‎06-25-2012

Re: anyone try CLI for Citi?

im hoping i get my cli at my six month and hopefully it will be a sp

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rudy0720
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Re: anyone try CLI for Citi?

Citi is hit or miss on SP or HP for CLI's. I have 5 Citi cards and 2 CLI's were HP's and 2 CLI's were SP this year

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CreditChampion
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Registered: ‎03-15-2012

Re: anyone try CLI for Citi?

Call them and ask to speak with an account manager. Request a moderate amount, the system will counter offer. If you accept the counter offer no hard will be done. It is also the moth your 6 month generates not the day in the month when you are eligible.


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jla84
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Registered: ‎07-21-2011

Re: anyone try CLI for Citi?

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I always thought you had to wait 13 months from when you first got your card before asking Citi for a CLI. But after reading this thread I thought I'd press my luck with my 8 month old Forward - asked for $3000 using the online form, it countered with $1200 and I took that. I also noticed a line that said they did not pull my credit report, so I'm holding them to that. Citi is my highest CL - now at $7,700! 

 

ETA: I actually have ~40% utility on my card due to 0% APR until next April. So I'm pretty impressed that they gave me anything at all. 


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snowkitty
Posts: 959
Registered: ‎09-10-2012

Re: anyone try CLI for Citi?

I only have a Shell card through them.....so I assume they rarely do auto cli's?

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heytherehitherehothere
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Registered: ‎07-15-2011

Re: anyone try CLI for Citi?

See my Simplicity is just near maxed. I could try get it lowered to 40-50% util before I request...but I almost want to try WITH it being at such a balance now.
My WM card was near maxed when they doubled my limit and I am very content with that.
Also, my girlfriend made me an AU on her over year old Furniture Row card with a 1.2 limit. Never late and paid off. Would this help my overall available credit once it shows?
I am still hesitant to request the increase for Citi, mostly
because I don't know what would be most effective:
1. Pay down some and wait for new limit for Walmart to show on reports before requesting.
2. Wait for step 1 to happen, then request online.
3. Wait for step 1 to happen, then request over phone.
4. Don't do step 1 and take a chance NOW today, since many are saying you don't have to wait for any certain day in your sixth month. Request online.
5. Request over phone TODAY by calling account manager and explain to him/her the reason for my increase request is for a Balance Transfer.

Which one you you all pick?
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daybreakgonesXe
Posts: 1,572
Registered: ‎11-17-2012

Re: anyone try CLI for Citi?


snowkitty wrote:

I only have a Shell card through them.....so I assume they rarely do auto cli's?


I have their Drive for Five, and I feel the same way with the auto CLI :smileysad: started out with $400 on it in August 2011, then after about a year in August 2012 I decided to request a CLI. Hard pull, didn't want to push my luck, simply doubled it up to $800...I have 5 inquiries on Experian, 3 of which will drop off mid to late 2013, so no more requesting CLI from them for a while :X

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CreditChampion
Posts: 260
Registered: ‎03-15-2012

Re: anyone try CLI for Citi?

The account manager has no control to CLI is computer generated for a soft pull unless it goes into manual review(hard pull) I would call now...nothing to lose.


Fico Scores: 763 EQ(12/11/12) 768 TU(12/11/12) ? EX(TBD)
AMEX Zync NPSL(AU) Citi Forward $4k Discover it $2000 Wells Fargo Cash Back $1300 BankAmericard Better Balance $700 Chase Freedom $500 Capital One Quicksilver $1250
Capital One Secured Card (AU) $251 Capital One Platinum (AU) $500
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Tryon2improve
Posts: 201
Registered: ‎12-04-2011

Re: anyone try CLI for Citi?

I don't want to be a naysayer to the OP but I would have the following concerns:

1.  Has your Walmart CLI shown on your credit report yet?

2.  Being added as an AU, is that showing on your credit report yet?  (Citi typically will exclude AU accounts from the equation)

3.  They maybe concerned with the fact you have a high balance and want a CLI to take advantage of 0% and carry a higher balance, which screams HIGH RISK HIGH RISK HIGH RISK

4.  Capital one?? enough said

5.    They may see that you are shifting funds around (Pyramiding as some call it) and increasing your balances and not paying them off.

 

I would suggest, just pay down your balances to below 20% across the board and let them report and then try.  Your outstanding debt is not to high and therefore the interest on your WM card should not be bad.  Pay max amount on WM and min on Citi, when you pay off WM pay everything towards Citi.  16 months ago I had $25k in CC debt, most of which was on the balances for over 1.5 years.  Now I am down to $3k on 0%, and the cards are now flying in.  You can do it, be patient.  The key to great credit is to have little debt.




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