How difficult is it to get this card? I have the Fidelity card so not sure if that helps since US Bank owns that I think. I also have no inquires since August.
This card would be great for bills as I would use utilities and tv internet as my 5% categories.
Mod note: I've updated your subject to reflect your approval; feel free to change/edit if you would like. --UB
I didn't find it difficult 4 years ago, I think they're mostly sensitive to like lots of inquiries or many recent accounts.
Mr. Suave - do you have a banking relationship with US Bank? My scores, alone, would not have gotten me the two generous credit lines I have (& got in the same day) with US Bank. Having a Gold Checking account with regular deposit activity bridged the gap which my credit alone, could not have done.
Mr. Suave - do you have a banking relationship with US Bank? My scores, alone, would not have gotten me the two generous credit lines I have (& got in the same day) with US Bank. Having a Gold Checking account with regular deposit activity bridged the gap which my credit alone, could not do.
Nope. Only relationship is with Fidelity.
ill prob be denied since I have opened 11 accounts since January of last year. My most recent inquiry is in August of last year.
Not a bad idea to at least open a checking account with them now if you want to build history with them until your report cools off a bit
Hard to say, US Bank is hard to get a firm read on. They seem to like my profile where Cap One and BoFa don’t - which I would assume would be the opposite....if I were on the outside looking in. I think, if it’s not a hassle, opening an online savings or checking account with USB would ultimately (maybe not today, although I could be wrong) stand to benefit you in the long run if you decided to proceed with a card app in the future. Just my $0.02. GL with whatever you decide.
Have you tried the prequal? While not a guarantee of course but if it popped up then I'm sure it would increase your temptation to apply.
Make it a goal to go til Aug with no apps, open a checking/ savings now, and in August walla! Get your US Bank on
Thanks! This sounds like a solid plan.
Whenever I check the prequal, I don’t currently have any offers but I will open a savings account then maybe apply around Aug or so when all my inquires are at least a year old.
I applied and was approved last July or August with a crap load of new accounts. What I did was attempt to open the gold checking account and app for the CC at the same time. I also froze both of those no named CRs Sagestream and ARS or whatever the name is before I applied. They denied me in 2017 for no other reason than they couldn't verify my identity.
Fast forward two weeks ago I applied for the US Bank Business Cash Rewards card. As usual it went to manual review. I was also approved for it. Thats after opening a reported 10 new accounts on TU in 12 months. I've opened more than that. They either don't report to TU or they are hidden.
Since you have a CC with them. Your chances are better than most at grabbing another IMHO.