My very first post!
I filed for Chapter 7 in 3/12 and it was discharged at the end of June. I got approved for an orchard bank card ($300) a few weeks before BK. I went app crazy but was denied so many times. After a few months of just being nervous with all the denials I tried for a Captial one and got approved for $300 credit limit and was automatically approved for the steps programs.Customer service rep said after using and paying the card for five straight months by 7th statment it will reflect a $500 cl. I did not have a checking account due to being reported to Chex Systems but did manage to open one up in October. I have never been late on my Orchard but have utilized close to limit many times. Finally putting my effort to get back on track in order to purchase a home by 2015.
Before bk my credit score was about 526 (transunion) and 516 (equifax) and 503 (experian) I work for the accounting/collections dept at my job and we use Equifax so my boss pulled my report for me.
Now Im 576 (trans) and 566 (eq)...
Should I just work these two cards for the next few months or try for a secure card as well? I dont want to keep applying for stuff and getting denied.My student loans are deferred but starting in March my deferment ends so hoping that moves the points upward. What can I do to keep the momentum going or should I just garden for now?
Welcome to the forums first off! This place will help you a lot. I think right now you should garden for a bit, maybe a year.. Just make sure to keep at or below 9% util and always be on time. Is everything reporting correctly from the BK? Now would also be a good time to make sure it is Take a look at the how to 700 etc thread it will be great info.
If you want to clear your checksystems record you need to fax them a copy of your discharge papers. They wiped out my whole report, PM Me.
I'd like that information too if you don't mind. Will that work on Telecheck as well?