Congrats.. Stats might help others. Thanks
I want to thank everyone in this forum for the wealth of information each of you provide to each other on here. I recently have been trying to improve my finances and rebuild my credit from some unfortunate circumstances 7 years ago.
I haven't tried to open up any credit accounts in over 10 years (last one was a 6k limit Target MC card). I also possessed a Capital One platinum card with 5k limit, & local bank Visa Signature with 7.5k limit. I have been able to pay off both the VSig & Capital One card recently in the last few months. I was looking to try to get a card to transfer my Target card balance to a lower or 0% promo rate. After reading through the forums, I decided on the Discover It card with 0% transfer for 14 months. So today, for the first time in a decade, I attempted a pre-approval / credit app through Discover and got approved for an 11k credit limit! I also successfully upgraded my Cap1 platinum to a Quicksilver this weekend too.
The forum provided me clues to my eventual Discover approval due to the pre-approval giving me a specific APR and not a range. I hope the initial 11k credit limit is a good sign of my credit profile improving.
Thank you again to all the wonderful people in this forum who exchange their stories and information. It helped me tremendously in my research & confidence to try.
Congratulations on your approval and upgrade. Nice SL from Discover. What were your FICO scores, inq, derogs (if any), AAoA...etc....
Congrats on approval and very nice SL