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Is this a soft or hard inquiry?

I had a pretty hefty balance on one of my Chase CC's but always paid more than the minimum....cl = 7500, just sent in 6000 to PIF.  After reading on here I want to request a CLI because I want the high limits to prove i'm responsible but I don't want to risk a hard inquiry for it.  Does anyone know if requesting a CLI, specifically with Chase, will result in a soft or hard pull?  Thanks!
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Re: Is this a soft or hard inquiry?



ChiTownTimmay wrote:
I had a pretty hefty balance on one of my Chase CC's but always paid more than the minimum....cl = 7500, just sent in 6000 to PIF. After reading on here I want to request a CLI because I want the high limits to prove i'm responsible but I don't want to risk a hard inquiry for it. Does anyone know if requesting a CLI, specifically with Chase, will result in a soft or hard pull? Thanks!



All the CLIs that I was approved for in the past have been hard pulls. I don't really know though. One of these guys here will answer better than I can. :smileyhappy: Just wait...
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Re: Is this a soft or hard inquiry?

All CCCs are different. Amex won't pull a hard inq, whereas CITI might. Call them and ask before you pull the trigger!
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Re: Is this a soft or hard inquiry?

The rep at Chase told me they "might" do a soft pull but he thinks it's a hard pull.  I've had the card for a year with no CLI as of yet.  My AMEX Blue i've had for almost 2 years, started out with 2k and now my limit is 12k.  They just increased me in May and then again in July.  I never requested it but I like it! :smileyhappy:
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I paid off a chase CC awhile back. few weeks later I received an offer for 0% to transfer to chase. At the same time it told me that my CL was raised to double what it was.
 
Could be if PIF  they want you back & might automatic increase your CL.
 
This happened also with discover card
 
there was no pulls on either   but then I didn't ask for anything


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Re: Is this a soft or hard inquiry?

It is probably a hard pull I talked to a customer service representitive just the other day about an offer i recieved he said that they can't even tell you wether or not you can be approved for their offers without a hard pull even if you give them your credit scores i respectfully declined his offer telling him that if he couldnt tell me wether or not it would be approved i didnt want the hard pull.
 
i would have loved to have seen his face talking to someone that knew those terms.. btw i love these forums lol
 
but back to subject most likely a hard pull but if you call the customer service they will tell you for sure they dont try to talk their way out of it pretty straight forward
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ChiTownTimmay wrote:
The rep at Chase told me they "might" do a soft pull but he thinks it's a hard pull.  I've had the card for a year with no CLI as of yet.  My AMEX Blue i've had for almost 2 years, started out with 2k and now my limit is 12k.  They just increased me in May and then again in July.  I never requested it but I like it! :smileyhappy:


Be a bit more forceful! Make them answer your question! When it comes to CCCs, I'm a real hard a$$ and almost always get my way, except for CITI.:smileyhappy:
 
Off topic here. You must be from Chicago. I haven't been there since 1988. I have a lot of relatives there, mostly in the Rogers Park (East) area. 
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All three scores were 850. Lost points for not having an open installment TL. So, BE WARNED!!!!!
Credit History: 26 years ~ AAoA: 13 years ~ Util: 1% ~ Inqs: EX 1, EQ 1

Credit Cards: Amex BCP ~ Amex Clear ~ Amex Platinum ~ Barclay Ring Mastercard ~ Chase Freedom Visa ~ CITI Dividend Platinum World Mastercard ~ FIA Fidelity Investment Platinum Visa ~ First Hawaiian Bank Gold Visa
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Re: Is this a soft or hard inquiry?

Well I already have a couple of CC's with Chase so it's not like I am applying for new credit and would need a hard inquiry...it's just a CLI with an existing acct, but I'll call back and push em around a little.  :smileyhappy:
 
Yeah, i'm in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
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So....if they automatically grant me a CLI then it's a soft pull?  But if I call to request it (or request it online) it's considered a hard pull?  Where's the logic in that?
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ChiTownTimmay wrote:
So....if they automatically grant me a CLI then it's a soft pull?  But if I call to request it (or request it online) it's considered a hard pull?  Where's the logic in that?


If you ask they have PP for a hard pull.  If they wish to offer, they do a soft pull.
 
And Chase have told me if I ask for a CLI it will be a hard pull.
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