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AMEX + more after BK!

lizabeth
Contributor

AMEX + more after BK!

Just to give hope to others who went through ch 7 BK. (note: zero lates in 4 years with cap one credit cards & cap one auto loan)

April 2016 app spree this past weekend with scores in the 660-680's, 5 years discharged. 

Discover - DENIED 
Barclays Ring - approved $5,000 
Capital One Quiksilver Rewards - approved $3,000
Capital One Venture One- processing  (being manually reviewed due to double app)
AMEX Everyday - approved instantly $500 (what?)
AMEX Blue Cash - approved $5,000  (yes!!) (after being manually reviewed due to double app)


+ Auto Loan 3 weeks old with Teachers Credit Union - 4% APR! (my previous capital one auto loan opened shortly after BK was 11%!)

I am DONE for many years and look forward to gardening!  

 

p.s.

Can anyone tell me why AMEX gave me such a puny $500 limit on the Everyday card, and just 3 days later $5,000 on the Blue Cash??? Any ideas? I don't plan to close that card but I was stunned when I saw such a small opening credit line. 

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Harley14
Valued Contributor

Re: AMEX + more after BK!

Nice. Conrats


EQ688
TU700
EX707

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lizabeth
Contributor

Re: AMEX + more after BK!

thanks! excited to have a good set of cards to move forward with. I wouldn't wish the circumstances of BK on anyone (I was young and dumb) but it def jump started the desire to learn how to better manage credit. so ecstatic to be heading toward 700's! 

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wachme
Contributor

Re: AMEX + more after BK!

I concur with your last statement. I'm 7+ years removed and I've been clawing my way back ever since. My SL with Amex was pretty favorable as my scores were a bit higher than yours at the time. However, I know for a fact Amex will grow with you as you treat them right and continue to enhance your overall credit. I pretty much doubled my CL with them in one shot. Keep at it and congrats!
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RonM21
Valued Contributor

Re: AMEX + more after BK!

Congrats on all of the approvals!
                

Total CL: $306.1kUTL: 3%AAoA: 6.8yrsBaddies: 0Other: Lease, Loan, *No Mortgage, All Inq's from Jun '20 Car Shopping

BoA-55k |DISC-40.6k | PENFED-38.4k | AMEX-37k | NFCU-37k | LOWES-35k | ALLIANT-25k | BARCLAYS-15k | CITI-13.7k | CHASE-10k

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NeverTooLate
Valued Contributor

Re: AMEX + more after BK!

Congrats!  Nicely done! Smiley Happy

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alextercero
Super Contributor

Re: AMEX + more after BK!

Congrats

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TXinandout
Frequent Contributor

Re: AMEX + more after BK!

Well done!

BK Discharged 06/02/2016 SCORES AROUND 475

Current scores:
EXP-667
EQ-654
TU-653
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CS850
Regular Contributor

Re: AMEX + more after BK!

Just curious. 

 

Has anyone here who's been approved by Amex, post discharged BK 7 or 13, burned Amex in your proceedings?

 

thanks

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lizabeth
Contributor

Re: AMEX + more after BK!

This is my first time with AMEX so I cannot shed light. However I did sadly burn Discover in my bk and they just burned me with a denial. 

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