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PenFed Membership Requirments

huzchris
Valued Member

PenFed Membership Requirments

Just wondering if there were any other requirments, credit wise that could keep me out of joining up with them? I'm a member of Navy League, Step-Son is an active member of the Navy so I think we are good there. Just wondering if its worth a HP to app with them...Thanks for any insight




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Sebastian503
Established Contributor

Re: PenFed Membership Requirments

 

fyi,

 

https://www.penfed.org/

 

Step 1. Eligibility:

Join via your military affiliation, employment, association membership or volunteerism.

 

     * or a relative or housemate of someone who is eligible.

 

Pentagon Federal Credit Union Data Share

http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Card-Applications/Pentagon-Federal-Credit-Union-Data-Share/td...

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05/03/16 Fico 8 Scores: EQ 546, TU 501, EX 548
09/01/16 Fico 8 Scores: EQ 662, TU 628, EX 657
10/04/16 Fico 8 Scores: EQ 692, TU 665, EX 686
01/15/17 Fico 8 Scores: EQ 706, TU 670, EX 687 * all Yellow / Good
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huzchris
Valued Member

Re: PenFed Membership Requirments

Thank You...Just pulled the trigger! I'm in so far, we will see how it goes the next few days if I get the boot




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Sebastian503
Established Contributor

Re: PenFed Membership Requirments

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If you find yourself in a Rebuilding process, consider applying for the Promise card as it is their entry level cc.

 

Last July I applied, was denied for a Bk, reconned, and was approved.

 

Since then I have added the Defender card, and received a CLI's on both.  Less than one year, two cards, and an increase on both.  All at the cost of only Two HP's for everything.

 

And, they actively stated to me they want my business when I need a new vehicle in the next 18 months.

 

They are a wonderful credit union.

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05/03/16 Fico 8 Scores: EQ 546, TU 501, EX 548
09/01/16 Fico 8 Scores: EQ 662, TU 628, EX 657
10/04/16 Fico 8 Scores: EQ 692, TU 665, EX 686
01/15/17 Fico 8 Scores: EQ 706, TU 670, EX 687 * all Yellow / Good
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joe8185
Valued Contributor

Re: PenFed Membership Requirments


@Sebastian503 wrote:

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If you find yourself in a Rebuilding process, consider applying for the Promise card as it is their entry level cc.

 

Last July I applied, was denied for a Bk, reconned, and was approved.

 

Since then I have added the Defender card, and received a CLI's on both.  Less than one year, two cards, and an increase on both.  All at the cost of only Two HP's for everything.

 

And, they actively stated to me they want my business when I need a new vehicle in the next 18 months.

 

They are a wonderful credit union.

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I've had a relationship with Penfed ever since my parents opened my share account there for me many and many a year ago when I was in high school, and I've never been sorry. I actually have my current used-car loan with them - I had some trepidation about applying because I'm a rebuilder myself with a 2014 Chap 7 BK on my record - but was approved at once when I went to my nearest branch to apply in person, 3.99% for 60 months. I'd like to get a Visa this fall and Penfed has been high on my list as a potential issuer, but I wasn't sure whether I should go for Power Cash or Promise. From what you say, it sounds like my chances would be best with Promise, and my EQ NextGen 2 score, which is what Penfed uses, is the best one I currently have, which will help.

Ch 7 BK discharged 11/28/14, credit rebuild well advanced. FICO:TU 680 FICO 8 (3/2/19) or 687 FICO 9/EX 694 FICO 8/EQ 685 FICO 8 or 674 FICO 9 (NFCU 3/3/19), VS 3.0 10/17/18: TU 702/EX 699/EQ 698. $92.9k revolving credit as of 1/31/19; $1K NFCU cashRewards Visa, $2K BJ's Perks MC, $5.1k Discover It #1, $6.5k Discover It #2 (new 3/12/18), $3.5k Petal Visa, $6k Paypal 2% CB MC, $6k Amazon Prime Store Card, $6k Walmart Store Card, $7k Apple FCU Platinum Visa, $7k Penfed Power Cash Rewards Visa, $11.8k Overstock Store Card, $15K Care Credit, $16K Cap One QS Rewards Visa Signature, $10k PenFed used car loan, $5k Navient student loan, $12.7k Lending Club loan. Gardening: 3 months, 19 days as of 1/31/19. 24 HP inqs total as of 10/12/18: 10 TU, 9 EQ, 5 EX (about half over 1 year old).
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DaveInAZ
Senior Contributor

Re: PenFed Membership Requirments

Just an FYI for anyone considering joining Penfed, Navy League membership qualifies - any chapter, not just San Diego.

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Miesterbro
Valued Contributor

Re: PenFed Membership Requirments

Congrats. What a great CU to be in with. Enjoy. 


(10/05/18)
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Tazman81
Established Contributor

Re: PenFed Membership Requirments

Check out the link that Sebastian listed.  Has a lot of great information.

 

Also, you can use the HP for your membership application in order to apply for the other products with PenFed if you were considering applying for a credit card, automobile loan, line of credit, etc.

 

Welcome to PenFed.  They will grow nicely.


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