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jpparker07
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Registered: ‎11-15-2012
APPROVED. State Employee Credit Union Maryland

Wow. So I've been nursing my new Discover, Chase Freedom, and Amex Zync cards for a range of 3-6 months. (Zync for 6, Discover and Chase for 3). I keep hearing about how good credit unions are so I looked at my CU for Maryland. SECUMD welcomes just about anyone who went to college in Maryland or worked for the State of Maryland. I thought I'd apply seeing the luck everyone has with PenFed and such. I asked for a 2000.00 limit because my discover and Chase both have a 1k limit. BAMM approved! Says I will be contacted within 24 hours by a representative. So glad to have a larger limit for utilization purposes! Yay!

Cards: AMEX BCE (2k), Barclay Arrival Mastercard (4.3K), Chase Freedom (1K), Discover It (1.3k), SECU (2K), CapOne Quicksilver (750)

Current Scores- Experian- 695, Equifax- 689, Transunion-680

Goal- 720 Across the Board
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Epcot
Posts: 2,789
Registered: ‎10-10-2012
Re: APPROVED. State Employee Credit Union Maryland
Congrats on your approval and CL!

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luckelle
Posts: 168
Registered: ‎12-05-2007
Re: APPROVED. State Employee Credit Union Maryland

Try mecu also. SECU is not as loan or credit friendly as mecu. Unless you have a lot in your savings getting much from SECU is rare. When I left SECU for MECU I was given loans from day one. Never happened with SECU and I was there for 8yrs.

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tinuviel
Posts: 4,875
Registered: ‎11-02-2010
Re: APPROVED. State Employee Credit Union Maryland

Congrats!


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jpparker07
Posts: 67
Registered: ‎11-15-2012
Re: APPROVED. State Employee Credit Union Maryland

Thanks for the advice on MECU. It is just as easy to become a member as SECU?

Cards: AMEX BCE (2k), Barclay Arrival Mastercard (4.3K), Chase Freedom (1K), Discover It (1.3k), SECU (2K), CapOne Quicksilver (750)

Current Scores- Experian- 695, Equifax- 689, Transunion-680

Goal- 720 Across the Board
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Re: APPROVED. State Employee Credit Union Maryland
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jpparker07
Posts: 67
Registered: ‎11-15-2012
Re: APPROVED. State Employee Credit Union Maryland

So I also found out my percentage for the card. 10.99%! For my score and profile that is a great rate! And foreign transaction fee is only 1%.

Cards: AMEX BCE (2k), Barclay Arrival Mastercard (4.3K), Chase Freedom (1K), Discover It (1.3k), SECU (2K), CapOne Quicksilver (750)

Current Scores- Experian- 695, Equifax- 689, Transunion-680

Goal- 720 Across the Board
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scarzy
Posts: 230
Registered: ‎04-08-2008
Re: APPROVED. State Employee Credit Union Maryland

If I remembered correctly, you can join if you live or workship in Baltimore City.

Concerning job eligibility, they have a long list on their website. They are more credit friendly.

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Shaunita09
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎05-16-2013
Re: APPROVED. State Employee Credit Union Maryland
Is MECU bankruptcy friendly?
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HigherFico
Posts: 181
Registered: ‎01-29-2011
Re: APPROVED. State Employee Credit Union Maryland
What kind of credit score do you need for mecu?

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