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is penfed rebuilder friendly like nfcu ?

im in with penfed but around 600 fico  it worked with navy .  will penfed approve cc around 600 ? thanks

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ex 611 overstock 0/2250 disc secured 0/ 300 credit one 0/450 navy c rewards 1000/3500 navy plat mc 0/2000 penfed oloc 0/500 x 2 mjc 0/5000 wally world 0/200 carecredit 0/800 eq 05 bankcard 669 if i knew who pulled it
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Re: is penfed rebuilder friendly like nfcu ?

I just joined Penfed as well. 700's across all 3. No CC approvals due to debt/income. So , its not just the scores. If you have high UTIL, take that into consideration as well.  


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Re: is penfed rebuilder friendly like nfcu ?

maybe not AS friendly, but get your scores up a little more and you might be able to get an approval. They can give good limits for more mid-tier scores
State Farm Rewards (3,000) ~ Marvel MC (5,000) ~ PenFed Power Cash (5,000) ~ PenFed Promise (6,000) ~ PenFed OLOC (500) ~ Discover ($1,000) ~ Citi DC (1,700) ~ NFCU cashRewards (6,200) ~ NFCU Platinum (1,700) ~ NFCU CLOC (15,000) ~ QuickSilver Visa (10,300) ~ DCU Visa (5,000) ~ Chase Freedom Unlimited (3,000) ~ Amex Hilton Honors (5,000) ~ Amex SPG Business (3,000) ~ Care Credit (12,000)
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Re: is penfed rebuilder friendly like nfcu ?

Not the same thing as a CC, of course, but Penfed approved me for a used-car loan with a 2014 BK and lates from 2013/14 on a student loan on my record.  I'm seriously considering app'ing to them for a Visa in the fall and I'm counting on my longtime relationship/open loan with them to help (also that I had a 690 EQ NG 2 with them in February and hopefully will be able to get it into the 700's by August/September).

Rebuilding credit since 12/14 Ch7 BK discharge. FICO 9/13/17:TU 658/EX 694/EQ 688 FICO 8 or 667 FICO 9 (Penfed), VS 3.0 9/13/17: TU 704/EX 684/EQ 697. $800 Amazon Prime Store Card, $951 Cap One secured Platinum MC, $1200 Walmart Store Card, $2000 Apple FCU Platinum Visa, $3000 Penfed Power Cash Rewards Visa, $3500 Cap One Quicksilver MC, $3600 Discover It, $4300 Overstock Store Card, $10k PenFed used car loan, $5k Navient student loan. In the garden as of 7/2/17 AND THIS TIME I REALLY MEAN IT!!! (unless I get a preapproval I can't refuse...)
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Re: is penfed rebuilder friendly like nfcu ?

In my experience no but they acecpted me and I am OK. I just used them to park long term money and rewards from credit cards. Once I get my scores in the 700's I may be able to get credit cards. I ahve not looked at other loans with them such as car, personal, or home. Provided secure items are easier to get loans for. One unique item they have is the famous survey: you fill it out and plead your case if you were denied and obtained a HP. They ususally call you back you go from there. You may get the product you were denied initially or insight. 

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Thanks for info. utilization is 1500/9000 currently and 18 k income I have baddies for 2015 charge offs
fico 08 08/01//2017 tu 629 eq 637
ex 611 overstock 0/2250 disc secured 0/ 300 credit one 0/450 navy c rewards 1000/3500 navy plat mc 0/2000 penfed oloc 0/500 x 2 mjc 0/5000 wally world 0/200 carecredit 0/800 eq 05 bankcard 669 if i knew who pulled it
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Re: is penfed rebuilder friendly like nfcu ?

As long a you don't get any higher on the UTIL I think your scores are the only part possibly holding you back. Trying to get in with them when your scores are iffy is a double edge sword. Yes, you might get in with them but at what cost? High APR and low SL? Is it worth it to take the HP's if that happens? 

 


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Re: is penfed rebuilder friendly like nfcu ?

No it's isn't .not right now I'll wait til scores improve and Navy and discover age some . thanks
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ex 611 overstock 0/2250 disc secured 0/ 300 credit one 0/450 navy c rewards 1000/3500 navy plat mc 0/2000 penfed oloc 0/500 x 2 mjc 0/5000 wally world 0/200 carecredit 0/800 eq 05 bankcard 669 if i knew who pulled it
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Re: is penfed rebuilder friendly like nfcu ?

Ok for rebuilding if you haven't been actively rebuilding. They don't like excessive recent accounts and inquiries. However aging a baddie doesn't help much where navy looks the other way. Penfed approvals from stories here seem most positive when you're "almost finished" rebuilding. Become a member with both and see what the future holds
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Re: is penfed rebuilder friendly like nfcu ?

Hello everyone,

 

Well, actually they are very rebuilding friendly but also very conservative when it comes to handling CC out. I have in the past tried them 3 times and were denied all times. Reasons were too many accounts recently opened. I applied online all times. The last time I went into the branch directly and spoke with a banker personally. Explained my goals and what's been going on with my CRs. After careful thought and a deep look at my CRs (all 4 of them), they decided to give me a chance. I got a Promise CC with 500 CL another 500 in a regular CL. The banker even told me that since I have enough money in my savings, I could do a share loan (a loan against your own shares/savings). I agreed to it and gave it a go, and was very pleased with the results. 

 

So, in short, they are as long as you show that you can manage your finances. Sure, I didnt get a higer CL on my CC but hey that was something to start with. 

T28 | Citi (TY Premier, AA Platinum Select, Double Cash, Diamond, Home Depot, Bestbuy, Macys Rewards, Macys AmEx, Costco) Chase (Ritz Carlton, Amazon) Comenity (A&F, JCrew) WebBank (Fingerhut) Capital One (QS One, Venture) Discover (It Chrome) PenFed (Power Cash) American Express (Green, Blue, Blue Cash, Gold Delta, PRG, Platinum Delta, Green Business) Bank of America (Cash Rewards, Travel Rewards) Synchrony (Walmart MC [AU])

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