I did not check my Chex report. I only have a credit union checking account and a Fidelity Checking account. No bounced checks. I used to use my credit union overdraft as all I was charged was the interest. Haven’t used it recently unless I absolutely needed to.
I think I did apply for overdraft, which I know I shouldn’t have as I never would have used it if I had to pay a fee to use it.
What info is included on the Chex reports? I don’t know why they didn’t tell me it was from on of the Checking reports instead of Experian.
I am NOT being unkind, but I think that I highlighted your difficulty above.
Each time you overdraft the account, it reports to Chexsystems, EWS, etc...as a ding...even if you pay it back in full with interest.
Too many dings will cause the next bank to not want to open a checking account for you.
A person who's previous bank accounts have involved frequent large cash deposits (with no standard payroll deposits) could easily trigger algorithms that run in a bank's background to detect money laundering or other kinds of criminal use. Drug dealers don't get paychecks deposits in their account -- they have patterns of large cash deposits.
Chase is known to be exceptionally worried about this kind of stuff. If anyone is curious to read more about it, there's an interesting post here in the forum from last month by one of our moderators:
I have no opinion about whether this applies to the specific case of our OP... just suggesting that indeed what he initially describes (no standard payroll deposits, large and frequent cash deposits) can indeed be something that banks look at.
You mentioned 5 recently opened cards/accounts. I don't know about their bank accounts, however they (Chase) are known to decline credit card approvals (regardless of your score) if you have opened 5 or more accounts in recent history.
Because you said you applied for the overdraft protection as well (which is basically another line of credit), this may be the reason for the denial.
I wasn’t sure if checking accounts did apply in Chase’s 5/24 Rule or not.
I did receive my ChexSystem report and besides my name, address and birthdate, everything else said no information found.
Well at least I didn’t need the account. I just thought it odd to give me so much in credit but that they wouldn’t give a simple checking account.
In August 2018 (2 Months ago), I applied for another Chase Credit Card which was approved with a $3600 CL. I already have another Chase Card with a $10,000 CL. I decided that since I had 2 Chase credit cards that I would apply for a bank account. I was sure I would be approved but of course I was rejected. They gave me the line that they used information in my Experian credit report. I wish that they could have been specific about why they rejected me.
My Experian credit score was 780 at the time with 1 of the others 2 at 810. It kind of annoyed me that they will give me almost $14000 in credit but they won’t approve a simple bank account. I’ve had a Credit union account for 16 years with no problem. The only possible negative on Experian was getting an Amazon Store Card, Samsung Financing, Exxon Mobil Credit Card and the newChase Card. Either way it had very limited impact on Credit Score.
There is one other possibility. I get paid in Cash. I would rather get a check but my boss pays cash because some of the other people who work for him have poor credit and such. I don’t know if the banking credit reports show whether you make Cash deposits or not. I know Chase does not like Cash deposits.
Its not really a big deal as I didn’t need the account, it’s just annoying to not know specifically why they rejected me.
Do you by any chance have your credit reports frozen? (I was just denied for an account; I have my reports frozen and EX showed no INQ.)