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Chase United Explorer

Yesterday I was totally dumbfounded when I found out I was approved for this card. Against credit karma, experian, and credit sesames advice that I had a poor chance and my own knowledge that there was no way on earth Id get approved I went for it. The reason for poor approval is the fact chase has a 5/24 rule along with the amount of inquiries and new accounts I have opened the possibilities were slim. I am in the process of rebuilding my credit and I decided to mass apply build up overall credit limit and over the next two years let the inquiries fall and my accounts age. Anyways when I applied for the United explorer card I forgot unlock my experian credit report which automatically threw my application for review limpo. After 14 days again to my astonishment I was approved. 

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Moderator Emeritus

Re: Chase United Explorer

Sweet, enjoy your UE card & welcome to myFico Smiley Happy

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Legendary Contributor

Re: Chase United Explorer

@Dtijerina48, Congratulations on your Chase approval!

Any other Data Points you could share?

It could help other members make better informed credit decisionsSmiley Happy


ETA: Welcome to the forum.

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New Member

Re: Chase United Explorer

Credit Scores

Fico 8

Experian: 729

Equifax: 687

TransUnion: 707

Total Revolving Credit: $43,000

Utilization: 2%
New Accounts in Last 2 Years: 22

2 Car notes: $78,000

Student Loans: $82,000

Late Payments: 0

Derogatory Accounts: 3 (>5 Years)


Inquiries: 18-40 Yes this is not by means ideal. Now that I have achieved my goal of reaching a decent total revolving credit my goal is to age my accounts.


Hope this helps.

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Valued Member

Re: Chase United Explorer

Congratulations on your approval!

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New Member

Re: Chase United Explorer

The other factor is knowing when your statement cutoff dates are. I always payoff my cards before my statement closes so that my cards show $0 on my credit report. 

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Valued Contributor

Re: Chase United Explorer

Congratulations 🎉🎈🎊 on your Chase Approval!!!

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Starting Scores 05/2019: EQ:519, EX:525, TU:574
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Chase United Explorer

Congratulations on your approval. I was not approved and was 5/24 with NO recon. They wouldn't entertain the thought. Told me I had to be under 5/24. I do hear of this card being less strict but unfortunately I wasn't one they allowed through the cracks. 

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Community Leader
Super Contributor

Re: Chase United Explorer

Congratulations on your United Explorer approval!

Current Cards (in order of approval):

Current FICO 8 | 9:  
Credit Age:  
Inquiries (6/12/24):  
Banks & CUs:                           Goal Cards:
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Chase United Explorer



Also further proof that Chase is...I don't even know. They apply their standards willy nilly it seems and it makes no sense.

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