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Re: Any chance of getting Cap1 or HSBC to do a limit increase without a hard pull?

I have accounts with both HSBC and Cap 1. Here are my experiences:


Cap 1


Never a hard pull, but very small CLIs, if any. I suggest calling the backdoor # and giving it a try. You have nothing to lose. However, I wouldn't expect a large increase from them.




If you have an Orchard card, it is a soft pull and once again, very small increases here. At least for me.


If you have a standard HSBC card, it is almost ALWAYS a hard pull. They've used Equifax for me. Overall, I've learned that HSBC is stingy with CLI's.


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