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omnicron
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NFCU Cloc

I hope this is the right place for this question.

I joined NFCU about a month ago and opened a checking/saving account and apped for the Plat. card and received a sl of 1k. 

Last week a app'd for a Cloc of 15k and was denied. I just received the denial letter and I'm confused. I do hope I can get some understanding here.

First off, My TU scores are 758 F8, 704 F4, 766 Bankcard 8, 730 Bankcard 4, 745 F9 and 759 Bankcard 9. Per the letter it's stating my score is 696. I assume they have their own score model. When I app'd for the Plat card their stated score was 2 points off my F9 score 755. 

They stated four reasons for the denial, two I get: number of inquiries and length of membership. The other two reasons I dont get.

Requested loan amount... I would guess they would of offered me less then requested if approved.

This last one boggles my mind:

Average unused credit line amount on bankcards over the past 24 months.

So are they saying because I'm not using enough credit from my cards they wont give me a cloc?

My history if it matters.

As of Aug/Sept my scores were in the low to mid 600's. I had 3 revolving accounts, $5100 total to which I was using 65%. I paid everything off exept like $30. I have since then increased my cs to the mid 700's. I have also added 12k of new credit cards to the mix and am using 3%. I have a morgage from June and a car payment. This last friday I recieved a preapproval from STCU and app'd the card and was approved for $20k but this shouldn't be revelant as it was done after the fact. 

Does anyone have thoughts?

 

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FinStar
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Re: NFCU Cloc


@omnicron wrote:

I hope this is the right place for this question.

I joined NFCU about a month ago and opened a checking/saving account and apped for the Plat. card and received a sl of 1k.  Great job on this approval.

Last week a app'd for a Cloc of 15k and was denied. I just received the denial letter and I'm confused. I do hope I can get some understanding here.

First off, My TU scores are 758 F8, 704 F4, 766 Bankcard 8, 730 Bankcard 4, 745 F9 and 759 Bankcard 9. Per the letter it's stating my score is 696. I assume they have their own score model.  Yes, this is their internal score data.  When I app'd for the Plat card their stated score was 2 points off my F9 score 755. 

They stated four reasons for the denial, two I get: number of inquiries and length of membership. The other two reasons I dont get.

Requested loan amount... I would guess they would of offered me less then requested if approved.  The amount requested was not within approval guidelines given your DTI and other factors considered.  

This last one boggles my mind:

Average unused credit line amount on bankcards over the past 24 months.

So are they saying because I'm not using enough credit from my cards they wont give me a cloc?  They are evaluating the average of unused available, revolving credit that you already have access to.  In their eyes, it appears to be sufficient at this time.

My history if it matters.

As of Aug/Sept my scores were in the low to mid 600's. I had 3 revolving accounts, $5100 total to which I was using 65%. I paid everything off exept like $30. I have since then increased my cs to the mid 700's. I have also added 12k of new credit cards to the mix and am using 3%. I have a morgage from June and a car payment. This last friday I recieved a preapproval from STCU and app'd the card and was approved for $20k but this shouldn't be revelant as it was done after the fact. 

Does anyone have thoughts?  Since you're still considered fairly new with NFCU, let your profile age for several months and try again when things are more optimized.  Don't let unused credit lines stay inactive for prolonged periods.

 


See above, OP.

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coldfusion
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Re: NFCU Cloc

NFCU's internal scoring metric used to range from 100-450.  Had that changed? 



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Mr_Mojo_Risin
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Re: NFCU Cloc


@coldfusion wrote:

NFCU's internal scoring metric used to range from 100-450.  Had that changed? 


That was my thought as well.

Possibly they pulled EQ for the CLOC?

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FinStar
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Re: NFCU Cloc


@Mr_Mojo_Risin wrote:

@coldfusion wrote:

NFCU's internal scoring metric used to range from 100-450.  Had that changed? 


That was my thought as well.

Possibly they pulled EQ for the CLOC?


Interesting, the OP applied last week so it's possible they still used EQ?   Unless something changed recently, other than transitioning to TU, perhaps the score might be aligned to EQ.  IIRC, they were still using EQ for CLOCs in September.

@omnicron - what agency was used or listed in your correspondence?

 

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omnicron
Valued Member

Re: NFCU Cloc

They pulled TU. I just comfirmed via my new 3b report from yesterday. When I app'd for the Plat card a month ago it was also TU. 

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omnicron
Valued Member

Re: NFCU Cloc

My Dti is about 14%.

I am running every single bill or purchase through the cards I want to grow, Chase slate $500sl, I chage it up and pay if off twice monthly,

Disco $6500sl, I am now carrying a balance of 2200 on that card, Cap1 QS $600sl, once again I charge it up and pay if off twice monthly and the NFCU card, I ran it up to 800, paid it off and ran it up to 500 and paid it off. I am using my credit but not for what I want to do.

 

I assume people know about volecity banking and thats my goal. I want to start doing balance transfers but dont have a line big enough to make it effective if I stay at 30% on that line. We have a high enough income with a low dti that we could utilize a good line of credit but my highest line was Disco. I now have the STCU Premier Rewards World Mastercard with a 20k sl but their promo for BT is 1.9% for 12mo. 

This Is why I want the cloc, I want to do VB the easiest way. I'll apply again in 6 months but may hold off longer to let some of my inquiries drop off.

 

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Jnbmom
Community Leader
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Re: NFCU Cloc

NAVY's CLOC is not what it used to be, which I can would think itis beacuase of  our current state.

 

They used to hand out 15K, now people are lucky to get 500. Just hope their credit cards ways stay the same, but yes their CLOC is not what it once was.

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FinStar
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Re: NFCU Cloc


@omnicron wrote:

They pulled TU. I just comfirmed via my new 3b report from yesterday. When I app'd for the Plat card a month ago it was also TU. 


Thanks for confirming.  I was under the assumption they had used an internal score which doesn't seem to be the case any longer.  I'll edit my reply upthread and strike-out that piece of information. 

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Dumbee
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Re: NFCU Cloc


@Jnbmom wrote:

NAVY's CLOC is not what it used to be, which I can would think itis beacuase of  our current state.

 

They used to hand out 15K, now people are lucky to get 500. Just hope their credit cards ways stay the same, but yes their CLOC is not what it once was.


This would be the main answer @omnicron 

 

You're also new to Navy, so waiting a couple months for them to relax with you *may* be beneficial. At least for a 2nd card (Platinum and then BT for cashflow?), CLOC isn't as generous for them at least, right now.

 

 Plenty of other credit unions out there to get LOC with; SECU MD is a nice one that a fair amount of people here like: 670+ EQ5 for approvals, lower DTI preferred, can use the same HP for 30 days over-and-over.

 

Velocity banking..? Quick read on it says it doesn't work well, at least with LOCs (since they have high rates still). HELOC, maybe.. IDK it sounds like paying extra towards home, just with extra steps

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