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Penfed PCR - Approval Kinda ?

Knight82
Valued Member

Penfed PCR - Approval Kinda ?

Hello ,

 

Long time lurker but I don't post much, just wanted to share my experience

 

12/31/2020: I applied for penfed PCR and was approved!! With a SL: wait for it....... drumroll: $1500?

 

Data points:

Fico 9 Scores 690

0 Baddies  , 0 lates , 0 collections 

INQ 11/ 24 ( 6 from my recent autoloan )

5/24 - new accounts. ( 1 including my.autoloan )

 

I have 2 credit cards that are carrying a balance , I usually always PIF each month 

 

1800 / 20,000 - Discover 

3000 / 40,000 - PNC

 

Income $130k  I didn't add my wife's income to the application ( didn't know inwas suppose to or not ) her income is $80k

 

Not doing to to to bad 

 

 

Today 1/2/2021 ( I got a really bad habit of putting 2020 still lol )

 

I called  in and asked if I could speak to a loan officer to figure out what's going on here. I explained why I wanted to speak to a loan office. The woman I spoke to on the phone was EXTREMELY RUDE !!!  And  asked what she wsntsd them to do about it. I asked again nicely to be transfered to a loam officer regarding this extremely low starting limit and to see about having it reconsidered  ( mind you I have $4500 in savings in this account )  so she goes on telling me, once the computer generates the limit nothing they can do about it.  

 

Since this woman was being extremely rude to me, I will not be spoke to that way from anyone let alone thus woman. I asked for her name and will be putting it in the survey  email that I just received 

 

So I hung up and called back,  the woman who asked the phone was extremely nice!! I thanked her for being friendly and nice on the.phone and explained my previous call was not so pleasant. Explained that I would like to speak to someone in the LO dept,  she transfered me sfter about 10 mins of waiting on the phone.

 

I was speaking to the LO for. Short time asked if my account could be reconsidered,  she ststed that I would have to send a written letter in for them to reconsider? Wait what ? Lol people still send letters ? And then she proceeded with telling me that the computer " automatically gives the maximum  when applying " hmmmm? 

 

I explained I have $4500 in my savings ? And explained that to properly utilize this card is not even going to cover 1 of my.buisness trips? 

 

Any advice guys / gals ?

 

I mean what am I going to do with a $1500 card ? Do they automatically give cli ? Are cli hp or sp ? Should I just close it down or?

 

I got my survey email about a hour after I got off the phone snd I did mention the woman's name who wss extremely rude on the phone and put alot of useful information in the notes. 

 

Not sure if people actually monitor their surveys or not but I hope someone maybe a little higher up actually reaches out to me. 

 

And of course,  sorry for my little rant & rave

 

Happy New years to All

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CreditSweeper
Established Contributor

Re: Penfed PCR - Approval Kinda ?

Bluntly, we don't always get the limits that WE think we should get. I've found PenFed to be reasonably generous when the circumstances call for it. There is simply something about your profile that they're being a bit cautious about.  For no derogatory marks on your report, your FICO9 score is pretty low. Do you know why?

You've done about all you can. They've provided their recon procedures and, if I was you, I'd give it a shot. What do you have to lose at this point?

 

Good luck. 

Personal Credit -
AMEX: Platinum, Gold, Green, Blue Cash Preferred
PNC: Cash Rewards, Points
BOA: Cash Rewards
NFCU: Flagship Rewards, Cash Rewards, CLOC
PSECU: Founders
BB&T: Spectrum Cash Rewards
CapOne: Quicksilver
Discover: IT Chrome, IT
Synchrony: PayPal 2%, PayPal Credit
Barclays: Uber
PenFed: Power Cash Rewards, Platinum Rewards
Alliant: Visa Signature
Goldman Sachs: Apple Card
BBVA: Clear Points
FNBO: Rewards
Store Cards: Target, Macy’s



Business Credit-
AMEX: Delta Gold, Amazon Prime, Simply Cash Plus
PNC: Visa Business
Synchrony: Lowes
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cashorcharge
Valued Contributor

Re: Penfed PCR - Approval Kinda ?

I hate to add insult to injury but unless you are presented an "offer" which has happened and people do share in the Approvals Thread....it seems less "common" than ordinary application/approvals...and to that point...Yes, you likely will be able to get a CLI in the future..HOWEVER, their CLI's are all HP requests.  The link/option should/may come up for you online in about 60-90 days but again, it'll be a HP if you proceed with that.  Not really the answer you're looking for.  

 

Perhaps try again on Monday when they are properly staffed?  Not sure if it will help though..

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CreditSweeper
Established Contributor

Re: Penfed PCR - Approval Kinda ?

To follow up a bit on what I was alluding to with your FICO 9 score...

 

Have you pulled your full reports recently?  6 pulls for an auto loan could also mean there was some trouble qualifying you for that too. Might be worth looking your reports over to make sure there isn't something hiding on them. 

Personal Credit -
AMEX: Platinum, Gold, Green, Blue Cash Preferred
PNC: Cash Rewards, Points
BOA: Cash Rewards
NFCU: Flagship Rewards, Cash Rewards, CLOC
PSECU: Founders
BB&T: Spectrum Cash Rewards
CapOne: Quicksilver
Discover: IT Chrome, IT
Synchrony: PayPal 2%, PayPal Credit
Barclays: Uber
PenFed: Power Cash Rewards, Platinum Rewards
Alliant: Visa Signature
Goldman Sachs: Apple Card
BBVA: Clear Points
FNBO: Rewards
Store Cards: Target, Macy’s



Business Credit-
AMEX: Delta Gold, Amazon Prime, Simply Cash Plus
PNC: Visa Business
Synchrony: Lowes
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Knight82
Valued Member

Re: Penfed PCR - Approval Kinda ?

I asked the finance mananger about it also, unfortunately they did have a little hard time.  Reason for all the inq 

 

I had a previous auto loan with ally ( vehicle was totalled  and waiting for check from insurance company to pay it off ) so it was showing a autoloan of only.18 payments made on it 

 

Also he was trying to get me the lowest interest rate available  tried for 0% but unfortunately didn't happen 

 

So they went through my other credit.union ( Clearview) and gog.me a.low.rate

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