i moved to a new state, got divorced and lost my job and had to file for bankruptcy unfortunately all in one year. I was discharged in 10/2018, haven’t done anything on my credit since. Found out yesterday that only 1 out of my 3 tradelines that I was banking on to help rebuild is reporting on all 3 bureaus. Just the student loan. May be able to get mortgage to start reporting again since it is a joint loan with ex husband who did not file bankruptcy and I had reaffirmed on my end and kept it current through Bk.
After pulling all my 3 reports I decided to give cap1 prequal a try. Unfortunately it said it couldn’t offer me any card suggestions at this but suggested their platinum MasterCard may be a good card for me so I figured to hell with it and gave it a try. I was approved with a $3k credit limit. YAY! Not bad for first card. I may need one more card then garden for 6 months to help rebuild.
If that’s a good idea, any particular bank you’ll recommend? I burnt most of the major ones (Amex, citi, chase, discover) in my BK.
Current financial pic Current scores: low 600s all 3 (not sure of exact numbers).
Income: $153k annual Student loan: $200/month (9k bal) Mortgage: $2600/month (joint borrower) Car note: $833/month (2% interest, 30k bal reaffirmed through bk but not sure since not reporting)
If you have a way to join NFCU I have read that they are very good to try and get into with a secured card, as it is common to see them unsecure and give a cli after a while. I was discharged in October and currently have Credit One and a Discover secured, but will be going for nfcu secured next month.
10/12/18: Discharged from BK7 10/15/18: EX 541 | TU 490 | EQ 555 6/7/19: EX 625 | TU 624 | EQ 655
I’ll check. I do have a NFCU account and I’m an authorized user on my brother’s cards so will try my luck with them next. I think I’ll try to surrender my car if it isn’t reaffirmed and try for a car with lower car payment.