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rm3
Posts: 198
Registered: ‎03-02-2012
Unsecured and Secured to rebuild???

Would it be counterproductive to have an unsecured and secured card reporting while trying to rebuild? I currently have two low limit cards ($300CL each) and just got approved for NFCU nrewards unsecured visa (1000CL). I want to open the secured nrewards to add another card that I could make CL increases to until  the CL is 5000, if that makes any sense. Any suggestions/advice?

Starting EQ Fico: 536 (3/12)
Current EQ Fico: 649 (9/13)-lender pull
TU Fico: 684 (8/13) 711-lender pull 9/13
EX Fico: 646 (8/13) 655-lender pull 9/13
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madmann26
Posts: 1,453
Registered: ‎08-30-2012
Re: Unsecured and Secured to rebuild???
It will be to your advantage.

Starting Score: EQ 511 TU 552 EX 545 8/29/2012
Current Score: TU 712|EQ 690|EXP 723 (FICO)
What's in my wallet? Cap1 PLAT AU $4.25k; Cap1 QS AU $2k; NFCU Siggy $45k; $5k WalMart MC; CFNA Firestone $1.8k; Amazon $3k; NFCU Cash Rewards $22K; AMEX BCE $21k; NavCheck $15k; Lowe's $10k; Citi DP $6.3k; AMEX ED $8.5k; Chase Freedom $4.5k
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doc101
Posts: 189
Registered: ‎11-27-2011
Re: Unsecured and Secured to rebuild???

How were you able to get the card from NFCU?


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rm3
Posts: 198
Registered: ‎03-02-2012
Re: Unsecured and Secured to rebuild???

@doc101  My Grandfather is retired Army. I became a member and applied for n-rewards visa same day. They pulled EQ and TU. Got approval text message to my phone this morning. Expected denial because my util is high and I have 5-6 baddies but only 3-4 inquiries and six months paid on time for the two cap1 cards may have helped.

Starting EQ Fico: 536 (3/12)
Current EQ Fico: 649 (9/13)-lender pull
TU Fico: 684 (8/13) 711-lender pull 9/13
EX Fico: 646 (8/13) 655-lender pull 9/13
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doc101
Posts: 189
Registered: ‎11-27-2011
Re: Unsecured and Secured to rebuild???

I have 2 uncles retired from the Army, maybe this is my cue to join. Do I need any info from them to join?


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rm3
Posts: 198
Registered: ‎03-02-2012
Re: Unsecured and Secured to rebuild???

I needed no info but what branch my grandfather retired from. not even his name or rank was asked.

Starting EQ Fico: 536 (3/12)
Current EQ Fico: 649 (9/13)-lender pull
TU Fico: 684 (8/13) 711-lender pull 9/13
EX Fico: 646 (8/13) 655-lender pull 9/13
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yarbles
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎10-07-2012
Re: Unsecured and Secured to rebuild???

What is NFCU if you don't mind?

Starting EX : 578 EQ : ??? TU: ???
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Shogun
Posts: 12,952
Registered: ‎04-15-2011
Re: Unsecured and Secured to rebuild???

Not a problem at all, you want those positve TLs.


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todo02
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-15-2007
Re: Unsecured and Secured to rebuild???

Navy Federal Credit Union


Starting Score: EQ 489 TU 513 9/27/12
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