I'm sorry if I'm starting too many new threads , but I got a lot to learn still.
I applied for a BCE yesterday and was approved today, so I went ahead and tried for the Amazon Rewards Visa by Chase. I got instant approval, but only a $400 limit. This message accompanied it:
"Congratulations (ArtVandelay)! You have been approved for the Amazon.com Rewards Visa Card with a temporary credit limit of $400.00."
I'm confused on two things, why does it say "temporary" CL of $400, and if they thought me good enough for instant approval, why the tiny limit? AMEX gave me a $2k on my BCE and that was my first card (besides the Gold card).
EDIT: Hope I'm not coming off as greedy/whiney, I just was hoping for a little bit more. With my young credit, I was kinda throwing my credit into the fire by doing two HPs on two days, so I am hoping for a little bit bigger of a UTL boost from it.
Temporary means the credit line will probably be higher...
Maybe they have to review it manually before your final credit line is granted...
Ime anyway. Someone chime in if I am incorrect...
i am guessing the same.
Just call Recon.
The system probably gave you a CL it thinks is appropriate for your income level, fico score, and/or other factors.
You should call Chase, maybe they just want to verify some info and they might tell you your approval limit. Can't hurt to try.
I got approved for that same card last month with a temporary limit of $1700, and it's still at $1700 so I think that it isn't temporary lol
recon... Call the backdoor number
Gonna call for recon ASAP. I've never done this, what do I say? Something like "I'd like to be reconsidered for a higher CL, my AMEX Gold card history is flawless and I was recently approved for the BCE card with a $2k limit?" Something like that?
i wouldn't mention that i had a amex bce that just got approved if i were you. since amex is going backdate it, just tell them you have an amex with 2k CL that hasnt reported to the CRAs but it should. mention about ur gold card history and average charges u made on it each month etc.