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Re: Apply to PenFed now or later?

Your current debt awaiting settlement may derail you. As stated earlier, they are extremely conservative and do not do well with charge offs or collections from what I have learned. I do have membership, cc and a car loan with them. Got the cc and membership at opening, car loan a little after a year later. As always YMMV. My EQ was around 767 when I joined.

Starting scores 01/02/2012 EQ 707(Fico) TU 733(Fico) EXP 735 (FAKO)
Updated scores 06/01/2014 EQ 797(Fico) TU 768(Fico) EXP 769 (Fico), EQ 849 (Next Gen 5/27/14 Penfed)

Remember the Three P's: Pay early in Full, Pay on Time, Patience