09-11-2012 10:16 AM
During a recon, you have to take the reigns and not them. You have to tell that you felt your recent history reflects that you have good payment history and that adding this card and with chase being a great bank it would complete your credit portfolio... so on. Schmooz them up, but keep pointing out your responsibility with your current credit.
09-11-2012 10:27 AM
thanks, Im a little new to this. That and Im usually over polite to where I get walked on haha
I'll call after work and let you guys know how it goes! thanks for all of the help
09-11-2012 11:47 AM
09-11-2012 11:50 AM
thanks, I will mention that. what did your credit profile look like if you dont mind me asking? Im just scared they are going to be rude and call me out on my 2 old charge offs, even though they are paid. She said they wanted to see more unsecured payment history before they extend another unsecured line... but arent my student loans considered unsecured? I have 7 years of clean history on two of those. Maybe that'll help. Ahhh, I dont know why I get so nervous about it.
09-11-2012 12:31 PM
09-11-2012 12:33 PM
09-11-2012 12:47 PM
Wow! I haven't even began paying my $30k+ in student loans! Lol
Student loans are a unique breed of credit.
I'd say they are more secured in that you CANNOT discharge them in BK for the most part AND you can get your wages garnish/Social Security benefits taken, etc. if you don't pay.
They are actual "installment loan" history, but still higher credit quality than credit cards.
You likely need "revolving loan" credit history.
At the time of approval, I had a 649 score on Chase's scoring system, one PD CO from 07 ( stupid $280 TXU bill my mom opened before I was 18).
Also had a collection from Midland Credit (now removed) AND from Credit Mgmt Control (now removed) BUT my HH income is like $100k+.
How many cards do you have?
I had 10+ cards w a util of like 15% when they approved on the second recon.
Don't waste inquiries though... I'd try for a GECRB store card if you haven't already.
Well, I only took out 10k in student loans over 4 years. that helped, but I also didnt go into a job making $100k+ lol Im happy to get 50-60k lol and am only salaried at 30k.
My cards are in my sig. Im sure they want to see more history. She said to wait 3 months until my card hits the one year mark, but I mean, I havent had a late reported in 4 years... you think im gonna let one hit in three months?!?!!? lol
I understand their reasoning. I'll try one more time. Then call it a day. Like I said, Im happy with what I have. My charter one will grow with me, my kay provided a service/benefit to me with no AF, and my WM card will be a very useful store card. I just wanted to be done with my credit for a bit. Little more to go still
09-11-2012 02:18 PM
09-11-2012 04:28 PM
09-11-2012 04:33 PM
Forums posts are not provided or commissioned by FICO. Forums posts have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by FICO. It is not FICO's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.Advertiser Disclosure: The listings that appear on myFICO are from companies from which myFICO receives compensation, which may impact how and where products appear on myFICO (including, for example, the order in which they appear). myFICO does not review or include all companies or all available products.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All FICO® Score products made available on myFICO.com include a FICO® Score 8, along with additional FICO® Score versions. Your lender or insurer may use a different FICO® Score than the versions you receive from myFICO, or another type of credit score altogether. Learn more
FICO, myFICO, Score Watch, The score lenders use, and The Score That Matters are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fair Isaac Corporation. Equifax Credit Report is a trademark of Equifax, Inc. and its affiliated companies. Many factors affect your FICO Score and the interest rates you may receive. Fair Isaac is not a credit repair organization as defined under federal or state law, including the Credit Repair Organizations Act. Fair Isaac does not provide "credit repair" services or advice or assistance regarding "rebuilding" or "improving" your credit record, credit history or credit rating. FTC's website on credit.