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Just a Question of Time

Happy Friday FICO family!! I was wondering if I could get your input, seeing as I am feeling a bit unsure of myself.

 

I want to apply for a new credit card soon, and here are the cards I am eyeing:

 

AMEX Platinum Card (Experian pull)

Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard (TransUnion pull)

 

I will for sure apply for the AMEX, for I will be able to spend thousands on the card since I purchase food and gas from Costco, and I travel internationally at least once a year (I’m actually going back to Europe next month), and travel a few times domestically per year. The Barclay’s card, I’m not too sure if I should apply at all. I already have a World MasterCard with Citi, and I will about earn about the same cash value of rewards with the Citi DC WMC – I am still on the fence as to how I will incorporate Arrival + WEMC into my strategy.

 

My question and concern are what are my chances of being approved for these cards? I know that I sound crazy, but I haven’t applied for a credit card since April 2012 (Bloomindales), and before that it was June 2005 (Macy*s and Capital One)!!! I guess you can say that I am a minimalist when it comes to credit cards.

 

My FICO scores as of 11/12/14:  

EX FICO 08: 785

EQ FICO 08: 785  

TU FICO 08: 779

 

I have ZERO baddies, perfect repayment history, student loans (in deferment), and a car loan (paid off) on my credit report if they are looking for diverse credit.

AAoA – 7 years 7 months

Util: 11.75%

Inquiries: ZERO on EX, EQ, and TU

 

Again I know I am crazy, it’s just that I have a feeling that I will be DENIED for AMEX or Barclays if I app. I don’t plan on apping for another two weeks.

 

*Sorry I wanted to name my thread after a Depeche Mode song*

EX FICO 08: 780 ll EQ FICO 08: 787 ll TU FICO 08: 775 As of 3/13/15

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Re: Just a Question of Time


@Sailor_Neptune wrote:

Happy Friday FICO family!! I was wondering if I could get your input, seeing as I am feeling a bit unsure of myself.

 

I want to apply for a new credit card soon, and here are the cards I am eyeing:

 

AMEX Platinum Card (Experian pull)

Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard (TransUnion pull)

 

I will for sure apply for the AMEX, for I will be able to spend thousands on the card since I purchase food and gas from Costco, and I travel internationally at least once a year (I’m actually going back to Europe next month), and travel a few times domestically per year. The Barclay’s card, I’m not too sure if I should apply at all. I already have a World MasterCard with Citi, and I will about earn about the same cash value of rewards with the Citi DC WMC – I am still on the fence as to how I will incorporate Arrival + WEMC into my strategy.

 

My question and concern are what are my chances of being approved for these cards? I know that I sound crazy, but I haven’t applied for a credit card since April 2012 (Bloomindales), and before that it was June 2005 (Macy*s and Capital One)!!! I guess you can say that I am a minimalist when it comes to credit cards.

 

My FICO scores as of 11/12/14:  

EX FICO 08: 785

EQ FICO 08: 785  

TU FICO 08: 779

 

I have ZERO baddies, perfect repayment history, student loans (in deferment), and a car loan (paid off) on my credit report if they are looking for diverse credit.

AAoA – 7 years 7 months

Util: 11.75%

Inquiries: ZERO on EX, EQ, and TU

 

Again I know I am crazy, it’s just that I have a feeling that I will be DENIED for AMEX or Barclays if I app. I don’t plan on apping for another two weeks.

 

*Sorry I wanted to name my thread after a Depeche Mode song*


Why not both and get em out of the way.

 

If you get denied i'll be......very surprised.

EX FICO  16 INQ  791
EQ FICO  10 INQ  786
TU FICO  12 INQ  790
Total CL$477,00038 TL
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Re: Just a Question of Time


@Nixon wrote:

@Sailor_Neptune wrote:

 

 

*Sorry I wanted to name my thread after a Depeche Mode song*


Why not both and get em out of the way.

 

If you get denied i'll be......very surprised.


I am for sure applying for AMEX, right now I have not firgured out how to incorporate the Barclays card into my strategy. 

EX FICO 08: 780 ll EQ FICO 08: 787 ll TU FICO 08: 775 As of 3/13/15

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Re: Just a Question of Time

You wont be denied with that profile

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Re: Just a Question of Time

you have some great scores there, you'll be approved no problem. Do the barcly first since they could be finicky about inquires but you don't have any so it shouldn't matter 

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Re: Just a Question of Time

Yes. no disagreements here. you can pretty much get whichever card you want. with a profile like that. with no problem. chances of denial. very vvery very slim. on any card.

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Thank you all for your reasurance, and I will keep you posted, once I app in two weeks. 

EX FICO 08: 780 ll EQ FICO 08: 787 ll TU FICO 08: 775 As of 3/13/15

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@Sailor_Neptune wrote:

 

*Sorry I wanted to name my thread after a Depeche Mode song*


^^^

*after amex plat.... get an invite for the black card and have a "black celebration . . . tonight"

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Re: Just a Question of Time


@youdontkillmoney wrote:

@Sailor_Neptune wrote:

 

*Sorry I wanted to name my thread after a Depeche Mode song*


^^^

*after amex plat.... get an invite for the black card and have a "black celebration . . . tonight"


LOVVEESSSSSSSS ITTTTTT!!!! Heart

EX FICO 08: 780 ll EQ FICO 08: 787 ll TU FICO 08: 775 As of 3/13/15

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