Congratulations. Did yo had any relationship with HSBC when you got approved for the CC?
I didn't have any relationship at all. Also, I had applied several months ago with a approved offer, but they requested proof of address and since I was in the process of moving I didn't comply. When I applied again it was instant approval.
Since approval and time of CLI, however, I did open a checking and savings account and moved a considerable balance over into savings. Not at all sure if that helped or not.
In addition, not sure if they have internal records to reflect this, but I was a long-term HSBC credit card customer up until the time when they decided to exit the CC business many years ago.