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Highest Starting Limit Cards for Spree

charles23
Established Member

Highest Starting Limit Cards for Spree

I would like advice on what cards I might qualify for in doing a big spree now.

 

I want to get new cards with high starting credit limits that I can potentially access for balance transfers or cash with decent interest rates JUST IN CASE I should need to do so for my business.  

 

I just recently successfully applied for & received 2 new cards: a 7.1k Navy Platinum Visa & a 15k FBNO Evergreen Visa. 

 

My Fico 8 scores as of today are TU 798, EQ 762, EXP 764

 

Util  3%

 

Credit Age  5 yrs 5 mo

 

Inquiries  TU = 1, EQ = 1, EXP = 4

 

Open Accounts

31,000   Discover it

20,000   Lowes (recent CLI from 2.2k)

15,000   FBNO Evergreen Visa (NEW)

13,500   Macy's AMEX (recent CLI from 6k)

13,000   Sam's MC (recent auto CLI from 8k)

10,000   Chase Freedom Unlimited Visa

  9,000   B of A MC (recent CLI from 3.9k)

  9,000   Chase Slate Visa

  7,100   Navy Platinum Visa (NEW)

  5,000   Sam's Plus

  3,900   Best Buy Visa

  1,500   Pay Pal

  1,000   Chase Freedom

     700   Kohl's

 

Income 205,000

 

 

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NYC_Fella
Regular Contributor

Re: Highest Starting Limit Cards for Spree

You might want to try WF. They gave me a $22K SL a few months ago. Amex BCP gave me $15K a couple of days ago. Those are my biggies.

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CreditCuriosity
Moderator

Re: Highest Starting Limit Cards for Spree

Best bet is probably a CU as long as you don't mind providing POI.  Alot of other factors go into SL's though such as age of credit, obviously income, utilization, dti and 100's of other factors.  I would also suggest you make it only a small spree and before your other cards that are new report as well..

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cashorcharge
Senior Contributor

Re: Highest Starting Limit Cards for Spree

You may also want to try PenFed.  They will SP EQ for membership and HP EQ for a credit card app.  They do offer BT's and though you EQ score is lower than the others CB's, it still in line with recent approvals and with only 1 EQ HP, you may be succesful there.  The Gold Card is their low APR card and the Power Cash Rewards is the primary rewards card.  DP's have stated their Pathfinder has a stricter UW rules so you may get a better SL on the Power Cash

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charles23
Established Member

Re: Highest Starting Limit Cards for Spree

Unfortunately my 2 new cards are already reporting.

 

I am already signed up at Pen Fed Credit Union so I am all ready to go with them.

 

Thank you guys for all the knowledgeable information that comes my way here!!

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Sionkado
Contributor

Re: Highest Starting Limit Cards for Spree

@charles23  Take a look at BECU. SP to join. Just picked up a Cashback card and got 20k. They seemingly pull Transunion. 

Not sure if you want to pull another Chase card but the Sapphire Preffered is another good limit card. 

First Tech FCU has a few high limit cards, 2 of them go to 100k I think. They seemingly pull Experian. I got in with them from my tech employer. Still feeling them out, not bad. 

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Crowhelm
Frequent Contributor

Re: Highest Starting Limit Cards for Spree


@Sionkado wrote:

@charles23  Take a look at BECU. SP to join. Just picked up a Cashback card and got 20k. They seemingly pull Transunion. 

Not sure if you want to pull another Chase card but the Sapphire Preffered is another good limit card. 

First Tech FCU has a few high limit cards, 2 of them go to 100k I think. They seemingly pull Experian. I got in with them from my tech employer. Still feeling them out, not bad. 


You would be correct, they only pull TransUnion. You forgot to mention they offer a nice $300 sub as well right now. But their cashback is a bit low for us since we got better cards, so ours is sock-drawered. Other than that, great Credit Union.



Fico 8 Scores
Experian 756
Equifax 756
TransUnion 781
Goal score: 825+
Cash Back , Sign Up Bonuses and Gift cards earned as of 10/15/21- $2249.44 (only shows redeemed cashback and subs)

Next cards I will apply for and maybe
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ChargedUp
Valued Contributor

Re: Highest Starting Limit Cards for Spree

Elan is a TU puller (usually) and gave me a $25K SL

NASAFCU has a pre-approval page (which is sometimes accurate... it was for me) and gave me a $20K SL instant approval.

AODFCU 3% Visa ($10K), Amex PRG (NPSL), Amex Blue Cash ($27K), Amex Simply Cash+ ($4K), Amex Business Cash ($22.5K), Discover ($29.7K), Cap 1 Union Plus MC ($2500), Chase FU Visa Sig ($12K), Chase F Visa Sig ($8.3K), Chase CSP Visa Sig($6.5K), FCB/Elan Rewards Visa Sig($15K), Buckle ($1.3K), BofA AAA Rewards ($84.5K), Paypal credit ($10K), BBVA Clearpoints ($7.5K), Cap 1 Savor ($13K), PenFed PCR ($3500), Bank of the West CB MC ($3K), PNC Cash Rewards ($14K), NASAFCU Rewards Visa ($20K), BOC/Elan Max Cash MC ($25K), BoA Business Customized Cash Rewards MC ($8k)
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mark3038
Established Contributor

Re: Highest Starting Limit Cards for Spree

Based on what you  have here. I would for sure say Citi Bank, you have several of their co branded cards, but go for like Citi Double Cash mastercard. They start out with pretty decent CL's and now that you dont have a lot of inquries, and you have the track record with them that is the card you should go for next. Then in about 60 days after approval, ask for a CLI on the Macy's AX it is a SP. Do not go for one on the Best Buy Visa since that one is a HP

Thanks

Mark

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charles23
Established Member

Re: Highest Starting Limit Cards for Spree

Thank you all for the excellent advice!

 

For Citibank, for the highest starting credit limit, will the Citi Double Cash give me the highest starting limit of all of their card offerings or can I instead apply for one of Citi's other cards?

 

Charles

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