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BECU Membership Approved + DP's

Hey myFICO Family,

 

I wanted to help out anybody looking to join BECU with some Data Points.

 

Location: SoCal

HP or SP for Membership: SP (TU)

 

tl:dr - BECU membership is doable but you should have a Utility bill within last 30 days, SSN, and NWCUF membership all matching current DL. BECU has been having FRAUD issues and ALL online application go through a manual review.

 

A. 05/27/19 @0300hrs - Applied and paid for NWCUF membership **If you don't live in the state of Washington, have a family member who is apart of BECU, or work for Boeing this is your ONLY way in as of now. I'm sure if myFICO members start applying like we did with Navy League this process will be evaluated and shutdown so YMMV.

  • $20 Membership and select BECU as the organization you're looking to apply for in the application process
  • Received "Thanks for signing up to be a friend of the Foundation!" 10min after payment with my confirmation code
  • Saved email for refrence

B. 05/27/19 @0320hrs - Applied for BECU membership through iOS application

  • Application was EASY and asked basic questions **Didn't ask anything about NWCUF membership or eligibility 
  • End of application asked for a picture of my DL for verification.
  • Application went PENDING with decision within 24-48hrs.

C. 05/28/19 @N/A - Recieved an email from BECU Membership Department ask for the following:

  • Copy of SSN uploaded to secure portal
  • Utility Bill in the last 30 days with address matching DL **MUST MATCH DL

Well of course I don’t pay utilities and they’re included in my rent. So I called to explain, they stated I needed to upload a copy of my lease agreement. I uploaded a copy of my lease agreement and it was determined it was to OLD—(Lease agreement must be signed within the last year) I have been living at the same place for 3+ years month to month.

 

Talked to CSR, who called BECU Membership Department—(They have a special group of people who handled just new online applications). They said I could turn in all of the following: current bank statements with address matching, car insurance statement with address matching, and credit card statement with address matching and I would be considered for approval.

 

D. 05/30/19 @1700hrs - Got an email “Welcoming me into BECU and to setup my online account”.

 

Hopefully this helps somebody who might be thinking about joining BECU. I now have BECU and NFCU and I’m thinking of skipping PENDREAD—(reading these forums they have been much more conservative lately)

 

Of course YMMV and this process would have been MUCH smoother if i had a Utility bill.

 


Question to current BECU members: Obviously YMMV

  1. BECU PLOC - Credit Bureau Pulled, Scores typically needed?
  2. BECU CBV (Cash Back Visa) - Credit Bureau Pulled, Scores typically needed?
  3. BECU Checking account help with PLOC or CBV approval?
  4. Anything I should know?
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Thank you for sharing all of this data with us! Congrats on your membership approval.

Starting Scores FICO 8 (Feb '18):
EX- 519, TU- 530, EQ- 545

Current Scores



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So they finally got a secured document service now? No more faxing? They put me through absolute heck back in April. 

 

I had a similar situation - no utility bill, no lease. They wanted my social security card, my SSDI award letter for this year, my NFCU membership card, my drivers license, my Comcast bill, and a letter of intent for joining the CU. I asked them in advance if I could use an online faxing service and take pictures of all my stuff, went through all the hassle of failed and retrying faxes, just for them to turn around and tell me they can’t take pictures of my documents. Hours of my time wasted. And in my case I had actually been activated and was able to transfer $5 into both the checking and savings to get it established and when I got mad and told them to just mail me a check and close the account because I wasn’t going to be able to go to fax the crap with my agoraphobia they tried to tell me I have to mail them a letter. 

 

I finally got them to close it out but I was pretty ticked off. Fortunately I complained to NWCUF and got my $20 back so it only cost me $.98 for the faxes, a migraine, and a few hours of my time across a few days to deal with. 

 

I decided to stop joining CUs for awhile after that one. 

 

Its not really that uncommon for people to not have a lease or utility bill these days when people are renting rooms out of their houses just to try to make ends meet. I live in a private residence that my roommates lease and they sublet to me (with the landlord’s blessing) - there is no paperwork and since I pay the $140 for the internet which we all use, they don’t charge me utilities. 

 

Glad to hear that they implemented a secure upload and you got in when it was all said and done. I ripped them apart over not offering a secure document upload service, I was through being nice when I was on the 5th phone call. If SSFCU has one with as small as they are, BECU being one of the largest in the country had no excuse for not having one. 



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@Saeren

 

Yes, they have a secured document service now.

 

I literally wrote this post for you!!—(so happy you saw it). I read your experince with them and it was so BAD. I can say they really don't like outside people joning, but once you're in their so NICE!

 

I'll be applying for a BECU CC and PLOC once this Charge-Off I paid posts to my Credit Report + my new NFCU Platinum card for 15k.

 

I'm curious if they will ever expand their CC's and offer more like a NFCU or PenFed.—seeing their one of the LARGEST CU's in the country.

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@FitYNABer wrote:

Hey myFICO Family,

 

I wanted to help out anybody looking to join BECU with some Data Points.

 

Location: SoCal

HP or SP for Membership: SP (TU)

 

tl:dr - BECU membership is doable but you should have a Utility bill within last 30 days, SSN, and NWCUF membership all matching current DL. BECU has been having FRAUD issues and ALL online application go through a manual review.

 

A. 05/27/19 @0300hrs - Applied and paid for NWCUF membership **If you don't live in the state of Washington, have a family member who is apart of BECU, or work for Boeing this is your ONLY way in as of now. I'm sure if myFICO members start applying like we did with Navy League this process will be evaluated and shutdown so YMMV.

  • $20 Membership and select BECU as the organization you're looking to apply for in the application process
  • Received "Thanks for signing up to be a friend of the Foundation!" 10min after payment with my confirmation code
  • Saved email for refrence

B. 05/27/19 @0320hrs - Applied for BECU membership through iOS application

  • Application was EASY and asked basic questions **Didn't ask anything about NWCUF membership or eligibility 
  • End of application asked for a picture of my DL for verification.
  • Application went PENDING with decision within 24-48hrs.

C. 05/28/19 @N/A - Recieved an email from BECU Membership Department ask for the following:

  • Copy of SSN uploaded to secure portal
  • Utility Bill in the last 30 days with address matching DL **MUST MATCH DL

Well of course I don’t pay utilities and they’re included in my rent. So I called to explain, they stated I needed to upload a copy of my lease agreement. I uploaded a copy of my lease agreement and it was determined it was to OLD—(Lease agreement must be signed within the last year) I have been living at the same place for 3+ years month to month.

 

Talked to CSR, who called BECU Membership Department—(They have a special group of people who handled just new online applications). They said I could turn in all of the following: current bank statements with address matching, car insurance statement with address matching, and credit card statement with address matching and I would be considered for approval.

 

D. 05/30/19 @1700hrs - Got an email “Welcoming me into BECU and to setup my online account”.

 

Hopefully this helps somebody who might be thinking about joining BECU. I now have BECU and NFCU and I’m thinking of skipping PENDREAD—(reading these forums they have been much more conservative lately)

 

Of course YMMV and this process would have been MUCH smoother if i had a Utility bill.

 


I applied via their iOS app. I put int my DL number, Social Security and current address. They never required me to send them in any documents. I was apporved immediately without any questions. I even emailed them and asked them if they needed me to mail in anything. They said no.

I feel like such an odd ball here.

Im glad they improved their application process. Their mobile app is really well developed, they have okay rates and their credit cards are not bad.

 

@FitYNABer wrote:

Question to current BECU members: Obviously YMMV

  1. BECU PLOC - Credit Bureau Pulled, Scores typically needed?
  2. BECU CBV (Cash Back Visa) - Credit Bureau Pulled, Scores typically needed?
  3. BECU Checking account help with PLOC or CBV approval?
  4. Anything I should know?

I just got their membership 6 weeks ago or so. They offered me what looks like pre-approval for their baisc 9.15% APR credit card but I declined it as I recently opened 3 new credit accounts and didn't want another hard pull at this time without being 100% sure that I will get what I want. I am planning to app for their cashback credit card 6 months from now, depending how I enjoy my membership with them and how I like them as my primary financian institution. And maybe also PLOC.

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@green456

Also somebody I wanted to see this thread. Woot. Did you call in for the pre-approval or did it pop up when you logged In?

- I bank primarily with NFCU because they give .40% on the Flagship Checking + I have a NFCU CR & PL. I calculated my average daily balance would get more interest from NFCU, BECU is 4.07% only on first $500 so I’m going to throw 1k over to the BECU Checking—4.07% and Savings—~6% for interest and to look good haha.

- I’m thinking of applying for the BECU CBV in 6 months and then trying to use the same HP for a PLOC.

Please if you don’t mind keeping me updated with your success! I’m trying to build a NFCU CLI thread for BECU. There isn’t much information on these forums about them sadly.
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@FitYNABer wrote:
@green456

Also somebody I wanted to see this thread. Woot. Did you call in for the pre-approval or did it pop up when you logged In?

- I bank primarily with NFCU because they give .40% on the Flagship Checking + I have a NFCU CR & PL. I calculated my average daily balance would get more interest from NFCU, BECU is 4.07% only on first $500 so I’m going to throw 1k over to the BECU Checking—4.07% and Savings—~6% for interest and to look good haha.

- I’m thinking of applying for the BECU CBV in 6 months and then trying to use the same HP for a PLOC.

Please if you don’t mind keeping me updated with your success! I’m trying to build a NFCU CLI thread for BECU. There isn’t much information on these forums about them sadly.

The pre-approval came in when logging in. I didnt call in or anything. Yeah there isn’t much info on BECU in these forums. I will definitely post an update 6 months from now when I apply for their CBV. I really like them because of very very few fees they have. Their checking and savings can be really kept at Zero and you will not incure fees. They also don’t seem to have account inactivation fee. In general they pride themselves to have as few fees as possible.

For now I’m going to continue building my relationship with them. 

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Opened up a chat message in the iOS application—I love how you can just chat with them via the app and get all questions answered. They even transferred me to the Member Lender Department where I chatted with a Back-house lender.

CC and PLOC DP — as long as you apply for a CC via phone with the member lending team they can use the same HP for the PLOC. They also like to see 50% or less DTI and have approved people with FICO 689 TU scores + baddies like CO’s and BK’s. She actually said a 689 was GOOD. Almost got me to apply but I backed down and ran Into the garden FAST!

Question, does the iOS app ask for security questions or SMS verification all the **bleep** time. I know their working on it from what I have read.
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@FitYNABer wrote:
Opened up a chat message in the iOS application—I love how you can just chat with them via the app and get all questions answered. They even transferred me to the Member Lender Department where I chatted with a Back-house lender.

CC and PLOC DP — as long as you apply for a CC via phone with the member lending team they can use the same HP for the PLOC. They also like to see 50% or less DTI and have approved people with FICO 689 TU scores + baddies like CO’s and BK’s. She actually said a 689 was GOOD. Almost got me to apply but I backed down and ran Into the garden FAST!

Good to know. Hopefully they dont hold my student loans against me.

 


@FitYNABer wrote:
Question, does the iOS app ask for security questions or SMS verification all the **bleep** time. I know their working on it from what I have read.

Yes.I called their general CSR, they said after a week or two of usage the app should learn. I found it to be partially true. I looked up the issue in their official forum. But I did not bother contacting them again. I changed from phone verification to security question as i find it more convinient and more secure.

https://ideaexchange.becu.org/t5/Ask-The-Community/Check-password-only-once-on-iPhone-app/td-p/3374

 

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I think we’re the same person lol. Check your DM about student loans from what I asked from the BECU member lending team.

I also, turned off SMS and use ONLY security questions now. Much, Much easier!
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