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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Going with Navy Federal and PenFed

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Going with Navy Federal and PenFed

Hi Big Dogs,

 

And by big dogs, I mean the guys with $50k Navy Fed and PenFed cards.  Smiley Happy

 

Can someone post a guide or direct me to a post that details the right way to go about getting set up with Navy and PenFed?  I checked out the sites and applying is easy, especially with PenFed as anyone can join as long as they belong to a veterans support group, but I'd like really detailed information on what actually needs to be set up and seasoned with these credit unions before one can apply for and get these amazing cards.  Personally, I've never used Credit Unions, but I'm 38 now and have 795 FICOs, a thick, clean file, 12 year AAoAs, no inquires, and all sorts of great stuff, and I'm looking to get into the Navy / PenFed game.  A guide would be awesome!

 

I had another account on this forum called fico_rebuid with a lot of posts, but I can no longer access it or cannot figure out how to login as it used the same email as this one.

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Valued Contributor

Re: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Going with Navy Federal and PenFed

There is a 900+ page guide to navy on the forums, just do a search all the answers and then some are there.

 

https://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Card-Applications/Navy-Federal-Thread-for-CLI-and-Additional...

NFCU PLAT 20K NFCU CR 15K NFCU AMEX 10K PENFED PROMISE 10K PENFED GOLD 10K BBVA COMPASS 7.5K CITI SIMPLICITY 4.3K DISCOVER 2.4K AMEX BC 3K AMEX MAGNET 1K AMEX ED 1K AMEX HILTON 1K. CARECREDIT 25K AMAZON 10K WALMART 10K MACYS 20.5K WAYFAIR 22.5K MARVEL 1.5K AU LOWES 30K IKEA 6K
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Re: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Going with Navy Federal and PenFed

Welcome to the forums OP.

As @Jnbmom mentioned above, lots of great information available via the two links below. Keep in mind that results will vary for everyone and there really isn't any "ultimate" guide but rather anecdotal DPs that can be of great guidance.

https://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Card-Applications/Navy-Federal-Thread-for-CLI-and-Additional...

https://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Card-Applications/Pentagon-Federal-Credit-Union-Data-Share/t...
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Re: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Going with Navy Federal and PenFed

Thank you very much!  I was searching Navy Fed in CCs and not in CC applications, haha.  Will check out all the links there!

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Re: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Going with Navy Federal and PenFed

PS: Us gals with $25000. SL's can be just as helpful. aaa wink & grin.gif

 

Welcome to My Fico  welcomewave (1).gif




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