Thank you everyone for all the helpful information on this forum. I’ve learned quite a bit but I still have a couple of questions I am hoping someone can answer for me. My scores are in the upper 500’s right now and I should be receiving my discharge paperwork in the next few days. Does anyone know if my scores will drop or will they possibly go up? What should be my next step in trying to get a credit card?
I appreciate everyone’s help.
For me they went up dramatically once all the accounts changed to "included in bankruptcy" from 550 -> 610ish
Try the prequalify on CapitalOne and see if you have an offer.
It should go up since it will be discharged and the accounts will be listed differently. Though it won't "skyrocket" as I have seen for others until it drops off your report and the rests of the IIB accounts drop off of the report too.
I might be an exemption to have 2 CRA's over 740. Only because I had no cards after cutting them up and closing them 8 yrs before BK with good credit. Just a perfect payment car loan reaffirmed and now paid off. Pizza is right. Without the SSL I'd be 710-720ish maybe. TU hasnt changed since Dec 2017. With all the action of rebuilding. It wont move at all. I was 540-560 after DC. Start rebuild. It takes time. Before you know it. Time passes by real quick. Just be patient and dont rush it. I cant believe in 2 months I'll be 3 yrs out. Seems like yesterday.
You didnt post much on what you had before/after BK creditwise.Who got IIB. I didn't go the secured way. Started with Cap1 Platnium due to my payments on my truck thru them were never late. So I was already in with them. There's many ways you can start with. Good Luck!