I was "preapproved" for a Orchard Bank Mastercard only to get declined when I went through with the hard pull!
The reason was: "We recently approved you for an HSBC account"
I was NOT aware that one could only have ONE card through HSBC....WHY DIDN'T THEY LET THIS BE KNOWN IN THE PREAPPROVAL????
SO I called them to try and recon or get them to take the hard pull back with no luck!!!!
Have anyone else had this problem???
BOA will do this too.
Actually I found 1 solitary post in here of someone who had a fully secured card. After a few (5-6) months, the poster appd for an unsecured CC and was approved. I was shocked when I read it.
I was approved for two 99/500 offers in the same week for two different BofA CCs. I accepted one, waited for my $99 to clear and went to accept the other only to hear back that I already had sufficient credit with them.
I just got my HSBC card about 2 months ago. It does have a $59 AF so I'm assuming that you would have to have it for 18 months before you are elgible for another card through Orchard or HSBC.
I'm not sure though, the rep told me to apply again in 16 months which will make the total time 18 months!....Yea right!...Hopefully by that time I will be on Prime status and will not have to deal with any subprime cards again!!!!
You must be INVITED to get a 2nd card with HSBC (Orchard, HSBC, Household bank) there are hundreds of posts about this in the fora.
This used to NOT be the case-
Oh, that sucks! Boo to Orchard.
Maybe try to the GW them about the pull.
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