Weird story, but I had all my personal and business accounts with Chase from 2004 - 2010. Unfortunately, a family member was being investigated by a government entity and they closed my accounts all becuase he was a distant family member. Well, all but my JP Morgan credit card that I received from my private banker. Anyways, even though I had and still have nothing to do with this family member, they closed all my accounts and listed on my credit report unsatisfactory relationship. I receive offers from Chase all the time, but I am concerned that they will see that they closed my account because of this and not only deny me of any new bank or credit card account, but I'd lose my JP Morgan account (and status as well). When I talked to my banker at JPM, he told me Chase and JPM are too separate entities and have different rules. We went all the way up to Jamie Dimon's office, but they wouldn't reopen my account. However, they did release my funds via bank wire the next day to my Citibank account.
I'd love to get back with Chase, but just scared. Any ideas?
That is the suck, OP. I would go in branch and try to open a checking or savings account. If that works, great! Toss money in there and wait for some green check marks for the credit cards. If it doesn't then you know you'll still on their internal blacklist, unfortunately.
Weird story, but I had all my personal and business accounts with Chase from 2004 - 2010. Unfortunately, a family member was being investigated by a government entity and they closed my accounts all becuase he was a distant family member.
I don't mean to sidetrack this post, but my interest has been piqued. Do you have any clue as to how they tied you to a distant relative?
Were there any banking transactions between you and your distant relative? How distant is this relative... first cousin, second cousin, 19th cousin?
I think I'd follow one person's advice here and just go into a branch, open up a bank account, and start there.
I was denied for CSR early last month. (post on that and the fun new recon procedures they seem to have put is avail here: https://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Card-Applications/New-Chase-Recon-Policy-No-rep-shopping-CSR...
After going through their (new? different?) recon procedure, was approved, and nearly certain that approval was due to opening and (minimally) funding accounts with them.
My experience with them is they like to see an internal track (payment) record as well as your credit reports. They also seem to favor people with lower utilizations versus limits and fewer inquiries. As with any CC issuer, a relationship takes time to build. Good luck in your journey, I can assure you with on time payments, a positive credit file, and keeping your utilization numbers on all cards in check that you will have no problems obtaining the credit products you need. A final point to ponder, apply only for cards that fit your personal life style and that you will use.