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Getting another Secured CC?

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Getting another Secured CC?

I currently have two secured cc w/CL of $300 each. One is with Orchard and the other with CapitalOne. Should I apply for another cc?

Myfico on 02/21/12
Trans: 538 EQ: 591 Ex???
Myfico on 10/09/12
Trans: 600 EQ 602 EX???
Lender Pull 04/15/13
Trans 680, EQ 644, Ex 608
"I'm not telling you it is going to be easy, I'm telling you it's going to be worth it"
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Established Contributor

Re: Getting another Secured CC?

IMO the answer would be no on the secured card.  Your next step would be to apply for a non secured card.  When to apply will depend on your scores and age of those two cards. 

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Valued Contributor

Re: Getting another Secured CC?


namvet wrote:

IMO the answer would be no on the secured card.  Your next step would be to apply for a non secured card.  When to apply will depend on your scores and age of those two cards. 


+1 namvet's got some great advice^^^^^^^^^^.

 


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Regular Contributor

Re: Getting another Secured CC?


jamie123 wrote:

namvet wrote:

IMO the answer would be no on the secured card.  Your next step would be to apply for a non secured card.  When to apply will depend on your scores and age of those two cards. 


+1 namvet's got some great advice^^^^^^^^^^.

 


Thank you guys! 

Myfico on 02/21/12
Trans: 538 EQ: 591 Ex???
Myfico on 10/09/12
Trans: 600 EQ 602 EX???
Lender Pull 04/15/13
Trans 680, EQ 644, Ex 608
"I'm not telling you it is going to be easy, I'm telling you it's going to be worth it"
Message 4 of 12
Regular Contributor

Re: Getting another Secured CC?

Am I pushing it by applying for a unsecured cc even if I just got approved for a car load? I really need my scores to keep going up because I want to apply for a mortgage in about six months. 

Myfico on 02/21/12
Trans: 538 EQ: 591 Ex???
Myfico on 10/09/12
Trans: 600 EQ 602 EX???
Lender Pull 04/15/13
Trans 680, EQ 644, Ex 608
"I'm not telling you it is going to be easy, I'm telling you it's going to be worth it"
Message 5 of 12
Regular Contributor

Re: Getting another Secured CC?

I would think you should be able to get approved thru Cap one as long as you have had the card with them atleast 6 months, no missed payments, and kept the utilization low. If you have done all 3, I say you are good. However, keep in mind your score might go up 10 points or down 10 points with the new app. But 6 months from now it would be to your benefit to have had 6 months of payments on an unsecured card. Good luck.


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Re: Getting another Secured CC?

 


Yoli14 wrote:

Am I pushing it by applying for a unsecured cc even if I just got approved for a car load? I really need my scores to keep going up because I want to apply for a mortgage in about six months. 


After 6 months an inquiry will have a minimal effect on your score. I second the poster above me. 

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Re: Getting another Secured CC?

Cap1 or maybe a GE backed card would probably be your best shot.

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Regular Contributor

Re: Getting another Secured CC?


Shogun wrote:

Cap1 or maybe a GE backed card would probably be your best shot.


Thank you. I hope I don't get denied.

Myfico on 02/21/12
Trans: 538 EQ: 591 Ex???
Myfico on 10/09/12
Trans: 600 EQ 602 EX???
Lender Pull 04/15/13
Trans 680, EQ 644, Ex 608
"I'm not telling you it is going to be easy, I'm telling you it's going to be worth it"
Message 9 of 12
Regular Contributor

Re: Getting another Secured CC?

Thank you Shogun! I got approved for a unsecured Cap1 w/$500 limit. Smiley Happy

Myfico on 02/21/12
Trans: 538 EQ: 591 Ex???
Myfico on 10/09/12
Trans: 600 EQ 602 EX???
Lender Pull 04/15/13
Trans 680, EQ 644, Ex 608
"I'm not telling you it is going to be easy, I'm telling you it's going to be worth it"
Message 10 of 12