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NFCU nRewards secured card APPROVED with 2 BK's showing

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NFCU nRewards secured card APPROVED with 2 BK's showing

I hadn't been on the forum in a while since I filed my last bankruptcy in August 2018... I was looking for a way to start rebuilding my credit since I'm in a Chapter 13 and I want to buy a house soon... So I starting reading all of the post on here about rebuilding your credit while in bankruptcy... I ran across alot of people saying that NFCU wouldn't touch you while you have a bankruptcy showing... Well I have 2 bankruptcies showing on my credit report( 7 & 13)... I said, what the hell I'm going to unfreeze my credit reports and bite the bullet... Logged into my NFCU account and I deposited the $200 into my savings account... Yes, they have lowered it from $500 to $200 now... I applied for the secured card... Got an email yesterday morning saying I was approved... Went back into my NFCU account to see if it was true and lo and behold it was showing in my accounts tab... I then froze all my credit reports again because I only want 1 card this time... No more BK's for me... Sorry if I seem to be rambling, I'm just super excited!!!
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Re: NFCU secured card APPROVED

Congrats! And, all the best on your rebuild.
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So you're trying to say that NFCU approved you for a secured credit card with a 7 showing and an OPEN 13???  This is news to me.  They tightened the belts a year ago and would not approve anyone without a discharged BK and a year time has passed since.  They must be desperate for business.

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Thank you

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Yes, I have a discharged Chapter 7 and an opened Chapter 13 on my credit reports... My approval was a shock to me...

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Congratulations on your approval!

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Re: NFCU nRewards secured card APPROVED with 2 BK's showing

I was approved for a secured card in January with a discharged bk 7 in 2012 and a dismissed bk 13 in october 2017

Starting: EQ: 557 TQ: 607 EX: 626 8/18
BK7: Discharged 06/12 | BK13: Dismissed 07/16
Current Scores Fico 8: EQ: 661, TQ: 660 EX: 703 / Fico 9: EQ: 692 TU: 649, EXP: 673- 02/13/19
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I was approved 4 a Secured card with a 10 year old BK7 And an active BK 13!

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@mrs_pretty_brown_eyez_73 wrote:
I hadn't been on the forum in a while since I filed my last bankruptcy in August 2018... I was looking for a way to start rebuilding my credit since I'm in a Chapter 13 and I want to buy a house soon... So I starting reading all of the post on here about rebuilding your credit while in bankruptcy... I ran across alot of people saying that NFCU wouldn't touch you while you have a bankruptcy showing... Well I have 2 bankruptcies showing on my credit report( 7 & 13)... I said, what the hell I'm going to unfreeze my credit reports and bite the bullet... Logged into my NFCU account and I deposited the $200 into my savings account... Yes, they have lowered it from $500 to $200 now... I applied for the secured card... Got an email yesterday morning saying I was approved... Went back into my NFCU account to see if it was true and lo and behold it was showing in my accounts tab... I then froze all my credit reports again because I only want 1 card this time... No more BK's for me... Sorry if I seem to be rambling, I'm just super excited!!!

Hello PBE,

 

I was just curious, did you burn NFCU in either one of your bankruptcies? 

 

Thank you


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Re: NFCU nRewards secured card APPROVED with 2 BK's showing

Hello AnomalousPrime,
No, I didn't burn them in either one of my bankruptcies... This is my first time having one of their credit cards...
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