Credit Card Center Advertiser Disclosure†
02-14-2017 01:46 AM
So a Cloc from Navy federal would be more for show than use? Ive noticed you say most banks / cu's would prefer you not use it. I just see alot of people here raving and trying to get the cloc from Navy Fed. Always wondered point of these ploc and clocs.
Yes, that is my assumption. Most folks here are rebuilding (another assumption) and are looking to pad their available credit so that they have a favourable debt-to-credit ratio. NFCU is extremely popular here for precisely that reason as they are known to give $25K limits on cards and $15K limits on the CLOC fairly easily. I am not sure how long you have lurked here or been a member, but most of the flavours of the month/bandwagon cards/products go viral as they usually give high limits to people who otherwise would not qualify (PSECU, Duck/Beaver cards, BBVA NBA card and NASA FCU to name a few-I've been lurking since 2011 LOL).
Some here have even admitted that they will either not use their NFCU CLOC or will only use it for small amounts to keep it active. NFCU seems to be the most popular LOC here on the boards but most banks/cu's offer them in some form.
As far as banks/cu's preferring their customers not use the LOC, that is another assumption but I think it depends on the bank/cu. Take NFCU for example; they call theirs a CLOC and they make it somewhat difficult to use it outside of overdraft. Or my local bank, they only let me use it for overdraft. I suppose I could transfer my checking balance to savings, leaving $0 in checking and then make a debit card, ACH or check purchase to allow the LOC to cover it-but again, they have set this up to be primarily for overdraft. Then you have the PenFed's, Wells Fargo's and US Banks of the world that want you to use your PLOC as it gives them interest and fees. It really depends on the financial institution. Basically, if they call theirs a checking line of credit or overdraft line of credit, then that is primarily what they want you to use it for. If they call it a personal line of credit then they want you to use it and collect interest from you.
This basically outlines the reason I skipped over the NFCU CLOC... I got my credit card with them, and it was approved with a nice SL (since bumped to $20k) and a relatively low 10.99% APR, later raised due to Fed increase, then lowered again at my one-year anniversary to 10.24% - still my lowest rate card.
With the NFCU CLOC, at this time the rate can be from 13.9% APR to 17.9% APR, so in my case even if I were to qualify for the lowest rate (which isn't likely) it would still cost me more to use the CLOC than my credit card... which just doesn't make sense. I'll add that I'm not in need of a 'buffer', but if I was the CLOC would be a great option.
Nothing is ever one-size-fits-all, and on here it's easy to get caught up in the frenzy, especially if you are just coming out of a 'bad' spell credit-wise and suddenly you have options you've not had in a while (in my case 17 years). It was hard (and sometimes still is) to pass over things that just a couple of years ago I would have jumped on with both feet.
06-18-2017 03:15 PM
NFCU CLOC and PLOC are two different animals. The CLOC is just a $500 overdraft. You pay $20 for any amount over $15 and over one day. So if you accidentally write a check for $20 and you only have $10 in the bank but you put the other $10 back in the next day, you won't incur the fee. You can only be overdrawn 45 days and after that, they will cancel your account.
The PLOC, which I don't have yet, is a max of $15K and is an EQ hard pull.
06-19-2017 08:12 AM
@stinastina you have it backwards. The CLOC is the max 25k. It is not overdraft.
Actually, I have it all wrong !! Lol !! What I have is Overdraft protection. I'm pretty sure the rep described it as a CLOC but that is not what it says on my paperwork. Carry on !
06-19-2017 11:11 PM
Can I use my Penfed PLOC as a pay from account to pay bills from? Can you pay a credit card via ach type pulls from a PLOC if say I wanted to pay a credit card that was due but I don't get paid for a few days?
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.
* For complete information, see the terms and conditions on the credit card issuer’s website. Once you click apply for this card, you will be directed to the issuer’s website where you may review the terms and conditions of the card before applying. While myFICO always strives to present the most accurate information, we show a summary to help you choose a product, not the full legal terms - and before applying you should understand the full terms of products as stated by the issuer itself.
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.