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Citi DC CLI (10.5k to 14.5k)

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Citi DC CLI (10.5k to 14.5k)

My current credit line is: $14,500 July 26th, 2018.

My starting credit line was: $4,600 July 1st, 2016.

 

First CLI: January 1st, 2017. $4,600 --> $6,100 = $1,500 CLI.
Second CLI: July 8th, 2017. $6,100 --> $7,600 = $1,500 CLI.

Third CLI (Automated): January 11th, 2018. $7,600 --> $10,500 = $2,900 CLI.

Fourth CLI: July 26th, 2018. $10,500 --> $14,500 = $4,000 CLI.

 

CLI was soft pull. I made a request for an increase on July 17th, 2018 that wasn't approved. Then after the first statement of my new Citi Simplicity card showed up Citi sent me an email approving of my CLI. As usual I spent over $1,000 every month and paid in full before the statement cut.

With my current income I'm almost max of what Citi will offer me in CL's across all their cards. I think this might be the last CLI I request for this card, since they've offered me almost half my income in CL's. A big thank you to the My Fico community for all this shared information it truly helps figure out the right decisions to make when applying for new credit and when to take a break.

When I applied for my first credit card (Chase Freedom, $500 CL) over the phone on Dec 2014, I never thought I would have multiple CC's with high credit limits. I never thought I would get a CLI that was 8 times higher than my first credit cards credit limit. I never thought I would be able to add family members as AU's and rise their credit scores and help them. Learning how to manage credit cards properly is surely a great thing to do. I will also always continue to thank the MyFico forums for really letting me see how it all works.

 

A Big Thank you to everyone that posts or reads. 
The more you learn the better chance you'll be able to help yourself or someone else in the future.

It's been over 3 and a half years since I obtained my first credit card and I've come so far in my understanding and milestones. Remember keep patient and stick to your game plan that's the key. I wish you all the best in your own journeys, goals and milestones.

EQ Score: 784 | TU Score: 758 | EX Score: 760 | Goal Score: 800+
INQ = TU: 1 | EQ: 0 | EX: 4
Utilization: 0% usually or at most 1% - 3%.
Amex BCE (Approved: 11/2015): $24k ($6k SL) | Discover IT (Approved: 07/2015): $16k ($1k SL)
Citi DC WEMC (Approved: 07/2016): $14.5k ($4.6k SL) | Chase SR (Approved: 01/2017): $11k
Chase Freedom Unlimited (Approved: 07/2016): $7.5k | Chase Freedom (Approved: 12/2014): $5k ($500 SL)
Citi Simplicity (Aprroved: 07/2018): $4.5k | Total CL: $82.5k
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Member

Re: Citi DC CLI (10.5k to 14.5k)

Nice timeline breakdown of your CLI's. Gives

a small-timer like me some faith on when to

opt again (every 6 month'ish) for my Citi DC

increase.

 

Enlightening post: Joeaseer

 

Start Feb 2018 = EX 658 | TU 635 | EQ 646
Garden Goal = Mid 700's
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Citi DC CLI (10.5k to 14.5k)

Way to go, Joe!



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Valued Contributor

Re: Citi DC CLI (10.5k to 14.5k)

Congrats on the CLI's and the patience. Credit doesn't just happen overnight, it takes time and patience to grow. Congrats on hitting your milestones and onward with the journey!


Scores - All bureaus 750 +/-
TCL - Est. $275K
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Established Contributor

Re: Citi DC CLI (10.5k to 14.5k)


@joeaseer wrote:

My current credit line is: $14,500 July 26th, 2018.

My starting credit line was: $4,600 July 1st, 2016.

 

First CLI: January 1st, 2017. $4,600 --> $6,100 = $1,500 CLI.
Second CLI: July 8th, 2017. $6,100 --> $7,600 = $1,500 CLI.

Third CLI (Automated): January 11th, 2018. $7,600 --> $10,500 = $2,900 CLI.

Fourth CLI: July 26th, 2018. $10,500 --> $14,500 = $4,000 CLI.

 

CLI was soft pull. I made a request for an increase on July 17th, 2018 that wasn't approved. Then after the first statement of my new Citi Simplicity card showed up Citi sent me an email approving of my CLI. As usual I spent over $1,000 every month and paid in full before the statement cut.

With my current income I'm almost max of what Citi will offer me in CL's across all their cards. I think this might be the last CLI I request for this card, since they've offered me almost half my income in CL's. A big thank you to the My Fico community for all this shared information it truly helps figure out the right decisions to make when applying for new credit and when to take a break.

When I applied for my first credit card (Chase Freedom, $500 CL) over the phone on Dec 2014, I never thought I would have multiple CC's with high credit limits. I never thought I would get a CLI that was 8 times higher than my first credit cards credit limit. I never thought I would be able to add family members as AU's and rise their credit scores and help them. Learning how to manage credit cards properly is surely a great thing to do. I will also always continue to thank the MyFico forums for really letting me see how it all works.

 

A Big Thank you to everyone that posts or reads. 
The more you learn the better chance you'll be able to help yourself or someone else in the future.

It's been over 3 and a half years since I obtained my first credit card and I've come so far in my understanding and milestones. Remember keep patient and stick to your game plan that's the key. I wish you all the best in your own journeys, goals and milestones.


Congrats!  Nice CLIs each time!  Thanks for the additional info as well, very insightful!

Back In the garden June 2019 until TBD
FICO 8 Scores (Inquiries) May 29, 2019

Military Star - $8.7K | FCCU Platinum Signature VISA - $13K | Care Credit - $25K | Barclay AA Red MC - $5K | Best Buy Citi Visa - $3K | Cap1 Savor - $3.1K | USAA Signature VISA - $6K | PFCU Power Cash Rewards Signature VISA - $28.5K | CSR $15K | USAA AMEX - $12K | AMEX BCP - $35K | Chase Freedom Signature Visa- $7.5K | HSBC Rewards MC - $1.75K | CITI DC - $10.3K | Discover It - $16K | NFCU Cash Rewards Signature Visa - $10K | NFCU CLOC - $15K | TD Ameritrade Client Rewards Visa - $1.5K | Chase FU Signature $15K | Citi AA Plat MC $13K
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Senior Contributor

Re: Citi DC CLI (10.5k to 14.5k)

Congrats on CLI , thanks for the info !!!!

 

 

8-2019 / Fico 8 EX 8013 , EQ 8016 , TR 810
Amex ED 22k , CSP 17k , Discover iT 12.5k , Fifth Third Bank S2C 12k , BofA Cash Rewards 10k , Avianca Vida 10k , State Farm Good Neighbor Visa 10k , Citi DD 6k , Union Bank Rewards 5k
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Citi DC CLI (10.5k to 14.5k)

Congrats on the increases! The time table really helped put it all into perspective for my DC card so I really appreciate it Smiley Happy

College Junior
Starting Score: 724
Current Score: 744
Goal Score: 775

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Valued Contributor

Re: Citi DC CLI (10.5k to 14.5k)

Congrats on the increase! I've been getting $2k CLIs every six months for a couple of years. Nothing more - nothing less. There's always the option to do a HP request for more after the SP CLI, but I just pass on that. Costco card works the same exact way.

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Citi DC CLI (10.5k to 14.5k)

Congratulations! You've worked hard and it's paying off.

Current Scores: EX: 650 (+3)| TU: 666 (+35)| EQ: 653 (+45)
Next Goal: Min. 680 w/all CRAs
Gardening Until: 5/19/19| Last App: 8/2/18
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