02-25-2010 10:43 PM
02-26-2010 11:42 AM
02-26-2010 08:37 PM - edited 02-26-2010 09:08 PM
You are welcome.
I now wait for approximately 5 to 7 days to pass, beyond exactly 6 months, before I call in for the increase.
I have called in the past, only a couple of days beyond exactly six months, and the increase was not yet in the system. So, I waited a few days longer, on the same increase, to call in again and it was there waiting for me, YMMV.
edited for clarity
02-27-2010 01:36 PM
03-04-2010 02:31 PM
Regarding US Bank and CLI increases, I asked for a CLI yesterday, and I wanted to let everybody know about my experience because there are some important distinctions between what you ask for and wether it will wind up being a soft inquiry or a hard inquiry. I have had their unsecured "select rewards platinum" card for a year and 3 months. Initial limit of 2K. They have never called me and asked if I would like a credit increase, and there has never been any link on my online account or "luv button" as it is referred to here. As a result of doing some reading on FICO forums I called their customer service # yesterday and asked for a CLI increase in the amount of 1500.00 as others have apparently done so sucessfully based on what I have read. I clarified at least 5 times with the CSR that under no circumstances did I want a hard inquiry on my credit report, and she assured me very clearly and explicitly that there would be no hard hit- soft pull only. I have learned never to trust bank CSR's so I told her to go ask her supervisor and make absolutely, positively sure that there would be no hard inquiry. She did so and came back and reassured me that there would absolutely, positively be no hard inquiry as per her supervisor. She asked me a couple of questions about my household income ( single/45K), where I worked, and wether I rented or pwned a house ( rent ) She said the account would be sent off for review and they would let me know the result in 48-72 hours. So I checked my credit report today ( I have credit monitoring with Transunion / truecredit ), and guess what- they did a hard hit on Transunion! I did recieve the 1500 increase, but I called USbank and raised holy hell about the hard inquiry. Apparently the CSR sent my request for an increase off to "Underwriting" dept. which always does hard hit inquiries no matter what. Underwriting agreed to sens a request to transunion to remove the inquiry, but they said that that could take months. Having battled the CRA's before, I am thinking that it would more likely take years to get it removed- if ever. The CRA's are worse than the IRS, the DMV, and the Post Office combined in my experienced- just pure unadulterated evil as far as I am conscerned- .... anyhoo, I just wanted to warn anybody who asks for a CLI from US bank that you MUST specify that you only want an " account performance review" actually done right then and there by the CSR, and you should specify that you do NOT want it sent to the underwriting dept, or you WILL get a hard hit no matter what the idiot CSR tells you. I just wanted to share that info because the contributors to this forum have been so very helpful in helping me get my credit straightened out. I am trying to get a house in late 2010 and am trying to build my scores to get a good rate.
EQU- 677, TRU-680, EXP- Who knows... impossible to get EXP true FICO but PLUS score is 701
03-04-2010 03:56 PM
03-04-2010 04:08 PM