This is the best week ever for me! I checked the pre qualify site for Chase and was pre qualified for Freedom and the Slate card. I decided to go with the slate card because I thought the approval odds are a lot better than the Freedom Card.
My starting FICO scores were in the low 400s from 10/2015 and now they are: EQ:603 TU:661 EX:633
I have many credit inquires about (31) to be exact within 24 months. ( I went crazy trying to apply when I first began my journey on fixing my credit and before I found this forum and truly learned)
I had many baddies ( I removed majority of them after disputing them) I only have 2 medical reporting on EQ and 1 medical on EX. These are about to fall off so I don't think it has real impact any more.
I have only one real derogatory which is my student loan and it's reporting on all 3. I just recently enrolled in the rehabilitation program and I am hoping after I complete it my scores jump.
My income is good I make $90,000 and my DTI is really low.
Well long story short I applied for Slate and recieved a call 2 days later from the fraud department, they asked me a few questions, sent a text to my phone to verify and was approved for $2500!!! I honestly didn't expect the approval so I had the guy repeat himself. LOL
I then decided well why the heck not and try for the Freedom Card. I called today their automated system and I got the message " I will be notifed in writing within 7-10 business days" After reading a few posts here, I knew it was a denial. So I called the customer rep first and she told me it was processing and I will be notified in writing soon.I then called 2 more times but I called the recon line. First call a gentleman answered and told me basically the same thing but he mentioned it wasn't approved or denied. So when I called for the 3rd time I got a very nice lady and she told me that it was denied due to too many applications with Chase. She said she will be back in 2-4 minutes and she came back on and asked me for my income and a few more questions and approved me for $2000! I slipped up and told her I loved her!
Pushing my luck because that is what I do!! I tried to apply for the Barclaycard. I got automatically denied. I figured I would be so I called their recon line. The lady I spoke with pulled my credit report and said I had to may inquires and too many new accounts. (I just purchased an Infinti, have an installment loan on a bed purchase and subprime credit cards such as FPB,Total Visa,First Progress) I told her the truth and stated I never really cared much about credit before I was young. I recently applied a lot trying to establish credit to buy a home next year. She then said I was approved for $1000!
I am just glad I was approved no matter what the CL was. I will now garden for awhile.
How many new accounts do you have in the last 24 months?
I have 11 new accounts reporting within 24 months but 4 are closed since I paid off the installment loans. This is not including the recent approvals.
Congrats on the new Chase cards! Nice recon..
Please stick to the gardening you mentioned. Your credit will be much better off in the long run.
Trust me I know from my own stupid mistakes!
|Total Credit: $240,100||Credit Utilization: 1%||AAoA: 5 years, 7 months||Installments: Car Lease, Marcus Loan||Negatives: 0|
Congratulations! Join us in the garden thread.
Congrats! Nice job with the recons also!