11-26-2013 05:41 AM
I just got my second increase with FingerHut and I've only had them seen March. They increase me from $800 to $1,300...
However, the way I got the increase wasn't by waiting, I actually sent the CEO an e-mail, I tried 4 different name formats and 3 only got returned, so I know someone got my e-mail. I sent it Sunday night and this AM I saw the $500 increase.
11-26-2013 10:58 AM
The flip-side of the coin is that each request for a CLI triggers permissible purpose for a pull of your credit report.
Since it is consumer-initiated, they can do so as a hard pull.
The additon of a new inquiry could thus result.
If the additionall CLI is then used to increase spending, with the % util on the card then being the same as prior to the CLI, you could get a net score decrease in the short haul.
The key to getting score increase from a CLI is not using it once it is granted.
Most creditors grant CLIs based on the normal tendency of consumers to then use it.
11-26-2013 03:25 PM - edited 11-26-2013 03:25 PM
FingerHut doesn't allow CLI by the consumer, they are automatic, but I do agree it could result in a hard pull, but from information found on myFICO I believe they just do a soft pull. I'm not even 100% sure if this was due to my e-mail on Sunday or it just happened to occur at the right time, making the illusion that it worked!
11-26-2013 03:27 PM
@earlyKY & e35
It's not hard to figure out the CEO of FingerHut, a little research and you'll get the name. Then you just need to try the common e-mail name formats used by larger corporations, obviously they won't use e-mails like firstname.lastname@example.org!
11-26-2013 06:41 PM
All 3 CRAs