In my struggle to rebuild I've come across one major issue. All the companies that most use to help rebuild are companis I've burned. NFCU, Citi, BofA, Synchrony, Discover, Wells Fargo are the major ones I can think of right now. I'm still good with USAA and Cap One but that really limits my options. What would you do in my situation? Just wait it out or is there others I'm not thinking of that can help?
Cap one has been really good to me so far, USAA closed my only card with them for poor performance on the other accounts but I paid it off and they gave me a secured card a year ago but still won't give me another real card even though I've PIF for over a year now on the secured card. My scores are much better today than a year go but I'm just looking for my first card with a decent limit. So far I have a USAA for $350, Cap one for $500 and $1500 and that's it. So what lender should I start looking at to move forward? My score are low 600s right now across the board.
Not exactly sure the details of your rebuild or what your current DPs look like, but I did my rebuild with Cap1 and a Walmart store card.
I started with (and still currently only have) Cap1 Plat, Cap1 QS a Walmart store card (Soon to be Cap1)...And a Cap1 auto loan.
Cap1 can and will be very generous if you use their cards correctly. They love heavy usage and PIF every month. I only keep the Cap1 Plat around because it's my oldest card. My QS started at $2K (I think) and is currently at $15K. I've only ever asked for one CLI a few months back.
I have not carried a balance on a single card since my BK7. For me, more credit was not the answer. It was how I handled the credit I had.
With scores in the low 6's I would just hang tight for now. Everyone always talks about having 3, but one will do just fine for rebuilding. Just make sure one reports a small balance of less than 8.9% when the statement cuts. I would put my spend on the one you want to keep. If the USAA is closed any balance on it will be reported as 100% utilization and getting that paid down will help a lot. I would not worry about any new cards or accounts for that matter unless you do not have any installment loans reporting.
What does the rest of your profile look like as in terms of Baddies, installment loans, etc..?
Petal card is an option. Please look up data points on it. Supposed to look at credit in a different way, not only credit scores.
Look into other banks having secured cards. I would find local credit unions.
You can also hang tight like others have suggested. I built back up to ~650 while just having a Capital 1 Secured.
From my experience, lenders tend to forget past sins as long as your scores are were they would like them to be. Even AE and BofA forgives and forgets but I don't know how long it takes for them to do that. With good scores you can always find lenders that will give you the credit you need. Local credit unions are a great place for all your credit needs and in most cases offer better rates and terms.