08-17-2012 05:57 AM
I got the Capital One Cash Rewards card back in January with the typical $500 limit and I got a letter from Cap1 stating that I'd see an increase to $750 after my fourth or fifth consecutive payment, blah blah. I just made a payment to them for my fifth statement and am actually carrying a bit of a balance still, of about $100. When I logged onto my account today, I saw that my limit increase had gone through - to $2500!! I was so taken aback I actually had to log onto their live chat just to make sure it was accurate! Haha, I'm sure the CS rep thought I was crazy, but it just seemed like such a huge increase to me.
I'm beyond thrilled. I'm still not yet ready to be approved for a real prime card, but this should hopefully help me with my scores and my utiliization - I was currently hovering around 30%, but now with this new balance, my overall util is probably closer to 10%! I'm so glad that I spent the time and money in the last two years to clean up everything in my credit - I had so much old debt and I sucked it up and spent a few thousand dollars in cleaning it up and my scores have gone from an abysmal median score of 470 to about 660.
Eeee, so happy! Hopefully this means that other folks should be seeing similar increases. Good luck!
08-17-2012 07:27 AM
You should have been cli to $750...but congrats!
08-17-2012 10:39 AM
08-19-2012 12:07 PM
you mite to post your balance of your last 6 months ? and how you using it ?
08-19-2012 12:49 PM
Congrats! I havent seen anyone the forums see an increase that high before on the credit steps program...
08-19-2012 01:12 PM
i also have the same card and 500 limit. does any one know if you can get the increse only once or does that happen every 6 or more cycles
08-20-2012 05:55 AM
@nicholasyud, I typically carry a balance on that card of around $50 - 100, with the $500 limit I had. I think the most I ever used on the card was about $350 or so. Since I have 0% interest on that card until the middle of next year, that's the one I don't mind carrying a balance on. I have another Cap1 card and an Orchard Bank card that I typically pay in full every month.
@ninjamike81, I feel like this one increase is the only one? I haven't seen much elsewhere with people saying they got an additional limit increase after the one promised with the Credit Steps program.
08-20-2012 10:33 AM
i paid my balance in full every month and its seem like they never give a damn about my payment history. I need some credit increase and call in every single month but never get success.....any one ?
08-20-2012 11:31 AM - edited 08-20-2012 11:31 AM
Hm. This might be a different card, right? Cash reward vs. Credit Steps. Otherwise, I'm going to start finger-crossing for the same
08-30-2012 08:02 AM
@chryanna, it is a Cash Rewards card through the Credit Steps program. Even my recent limit increase letter still states it's Credit Steps.
And clearly this is an anomaly, because I just called Orchard Bank all full of myself and expecting an increase... and I got one, but it's just $150! So I went from $320 to $470 (what a random number). I'm keeping it solely because it's my oldest (18 months old) of my new cards since I started rebuilding and I want to keep that positive tradeline.