I applied and was approved for their Visa card the last week of August. I've been waiting to post until I had the card up and running, and it looks like everything is going smoothly.
Golden 1 CU is open to anyone who lives or works in California, or has a family member with a current G1CU account. I joined in my local branch by opening a basic no-fee savings account. Minimum deposit is $1, but I splurged with $5. Then I asked about their Platinum Visa. The rep submitted my app and I was instantly approved for $5000. Their minimum SL is $2000, and honestly I would've been happy with that, but I am not complaining. My APR is their lowest, at 9.79%.
The card arrived in the mail the following week. I immediately phoned and asked to change the due date. No problem, since I hadn't used the card yet. That change went through the next day and I started using it right away. This is a very nice cashback card for year-round 3% on groceries, gas, and restaurants (not fast food). The CB dollars will be posted to my savings account.
They pulled Experian, which was 777 that day. Today's updated score is 772.
WTG on your approval!!
Don't know much about that particular CU
but I do know 5K is better then 2K ;-)
Great APR also