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The main success I've had (NFCU and Citi) are because my EQ is close to 800. I wouldn't recommend trying any of these things until you can get at least one report completely clean. 

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On 9/11/2018 at 11:12 PM, cv91915 said:

So Capital One will approve people for a card while they still have a Capital One CO reporting, but 7 inquiries is over the line?

finally bothered to go back to C1 and try another CLI request.

 

this time got an instant 3k approval $3500 -> $6500.

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On 10/16/2018 at 7:23 PM, shifter said:

2 months later and I got another CLI.

 

This time $2k to take me to $5k. Very satisfied with that.

 

Interestingly my balance is over $2500 right now. In the past I always waited until I had paid it off. Maybe they like to see a balance?

 

Oh and my 12th statement just cut last month. That likely has more to do with it.

Tried another CLI request on Disco today after another 2+ months, no go.

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EQ FICO 9 from NFCU just randomly jumped from 759 to 801 this month. a slight util decrease, but nothing really changed other than time, so I must have hit some new AAoA or oldest account bucket.

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have been trying regularly for a soft CLI on my Citi DC card, but it always has given me the hard pull line.

 

tried today and it offered me a soft, so I took it. $1500 increase to $10.7k

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On 1/9/2019 at 4:55 PM, shifter said:

have been trying regularly for a soft CLI on my Citi DC card, but it always has given me the hard pull line.

 

tried today and it offered me a soft, so I took it. $1500 increase to $10.7k

Have you had any AR’s with TU or EX since you have had the card? So far none for me but fear if one is done my AA card will be shut down due to BK.

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On 1/12/2019 at 2:13 PM, StantheMan said:

Have you had any AR’s with TU or EX since you have had the card? So far none for me but fear if one is done my AA card will be shut down due to BK.

No idea. I never bother to check the backdoor. 

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On 12/31/2018 at 4:28 PM, shifter said:

Tried another CLI request on Disco today after another 2+ months, no go.

I've tried every couple of months and still no go today. the one CLI to 5k after unsecuring and they have me capped. the message is always "insufficient experience at current limit".

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On 12/31/2018 at 4:04 PM, shifter said:

finally bothered to go back to C1 and try another CLI request.

 

this time got an instant 3k approval $3500 -> $6500.

tried a couple of CLI requests this year, but always declined. now it's been 6 months tried again: $6500 -> $9500

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8 hours ago, shifter said:

I've tried every couple of months and still no go today. the one CLI to 5k after unsecuring and they have me capped. the message is always "insufficient experience at current limit".

Did you check here recently? Maybe you can open a 2nd then combine after 2x ends.

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1 hour ago, Occam said:

Did you check here recently? Maybe you can open a 2nd then combine after 2x ends.

well it came back with Discover it Cash card. it has an Apply Now button. is that a pre-approval?

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53 minutes ago, shifter said:

well it came back with Discover it Cash card. it has an Apply Now button. is that a pre-approval?

I wish I could remember... it's been awhile and I didn't keep proper records.

 

But last time I did this, I hit 'Apply Now' and got the card with no inq. Wish I'd kept a screen shot.

 

The time before that (2017) it definitely said I was pre-approved. So I went to Amazon and apped there (for the extra sub) and got the card with no inq.

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No go on Disco. 

 

Looks like your Experian®credit report is frozen.

Unfreeze your credit report so you can get a decision.

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Yes, but the offerings look pretty subpar. 

 

You have 3 offers available:

Spectrum Cash Card

Cash Back

Spectrum Travel Card

Earn Miles

BB&T Bright Card

Low APR

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CLI request on NFCU on Friday from 35k->50k

 

Just logged in today and see it was approved to 50k. Don't even think they pulled a hard this time. 

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On 7/20/2019 at 9:43 PM, hegemony said:

are you in a state served by BB&T? https://www.bbt.com/offers/checkOffers

any reason I really want one of these cards? I tried to app from the offer, but they couldn't verify my identity (probably because ARS/LN are frozen) and want me to go in a branch to complete the application. there's one fairly close to my house, but I'm not sure if it's worth it.

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26 minutes ago, shifter said:

any reason I really want one of these cards? I tried to app from the offer, but they couldn't verify my identity (probably because ARS/LN are frozen) and want me to go in a branch to complete the application. there's one fairly close to my house, but I'm not sure if it's worth it.

they are nothing great other than the oddball factor

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6 hours ago, shifter said:

any reason I really want one of these cards? I tried to app from the offer, but they couldn't verify my identity (probably because ARS/LN are frozen) and want me to go in a branch to complete the application. there's one fairly close to my house, but I'm not sure if it's worth it.

BB&T is strange , I have everything frozen including ARS/LN except EQ and was denied a checking account online but got the travel card with a 15k limit with no hard pull but as Hege stated nothing really special.

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On 7/18/2019 at 9:56 AM, shifter said:

No go on Disco. 

 

Looks like your Experian®credit report is frozen.

Unfreeze your credit report so you can get a decision.

So Disco called me today about the app and if I'd unfrozen EX yet. I told them no thanks and they offered to pull the CRA of my choosing instead. Got approved with a $7500 limit. 

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I apped BofA out of the blue one night last week to test their BL. Got the 7-10 day message and called the UW but they were closed and I forgot about it. They called me today to process the application and said that EX and TU were on ice. I asked them to pull EQ, but they said they don't work with EQ anymore since the breach. Bummer, although I'm pretty sure I would be declined anyway due to the IIB

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On 7/22/2019 at 2:57 PM, shifter said:

CLI request on NFCU on Friday from 35k->50k

 

Just logged in today and see it was approved to 50k. Don't even think they pulled a hard this time. 

I am happy about this.

No pull is great.

How long have you had the card.

just gathering some data.

 

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