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BessTruman
Regular Contributor

Pen Fed

After all this talk about Pen Fed.  I joined through my brother who was in the Navy back in Oct 2019.  Today I decided to go for the Gold Visa and was instantly approved with a $5000 CL.  I have a high debt ratio thing so I got a 17.00% intrest rate; that's their highest.  But...as I pay my other cards off I will ask them to reevaluate my intrest rate.   I always pay everything on time so I have  a 100% on time payment history.    I guess that's why I got approved.  Credit Score is 690.   (I don't know how to put those things at the bottom). 

I couldn't believe I got approved during this time.   I have to buy a car in a 2022 so I plan to get it through them.    I was gonna put it in the sock drawer but I may put $500 or so on it and pay it off just to establish a payment history with them.    

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Dumbee
Established Contributor

Re: Pen Fed

Nice,

 

you should be eligible for Navy Federal, too, which is also a very nice institution 


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TheFIGuy
Established Contributor

Re: Pen Fed

I know this is a PenFed thread but, I hope you signed up for NFCU through your brother also!

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TheFIGuy
Established Contributor

Re: Pen Fed


@Dumbee wrote:

Nice,

 

you should be eligible for Navy Federal, too, which is also a very nice institution 


Beat me to it!

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Anonymous
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Re: Pen Fed

All of these PenFed approvals are something else, congrats!

 

Don't worry about the APR btw, PenFed rarely gives anyone the lower APRs.

 

Gold card normally has a bonus of $100 for $1500 of spend in the first 90 days. I would make sure you get that Smiley Happy

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CreditAggie
Senior Contributor

Re: Pen Fed

Congratulations on your PenFed Gold approval!

Current Cards (in order of approval):


Current FICO 8 | 9:

Credit Age:

Inquiries (24 month):

Banks & CUs:

Goal Cards:



Currently: 2/6, 2/12, 5/24
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BessTruman
Regular Contributor

Re: Pen Fed


@Dumbee wrote:

Nice,

 

you should be eligible for Navy Federal, too, which is also a very nice institution 


 

I will!     Thanks!

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cashorcharge
Valued Contributor

Re: Pen Fed

Enjoy that new card!  Congratulations!!

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BessTruman
Regular Contributor

Re: Pen Fed


@TheFIGuy wrote:

I know this is a PenFed thread but, I hope you signed up for NFCU through your brother also!


I'm gonna call my brother tomorrow and get his ID so I can join!

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spiritcraft1
Valued Contributor

Re: Pen Fed


@BessTruman wrote:

@TheFIGuy wrote:

I know this is a PenFed thread but, I hope you signed up for NFCU through your brother also!


I'm gonna call my brother tomorrow and get his ID so I can join!


You only need his NFCU "access number".  You are as good as in.


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