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- Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:47 pm
- Location: Indianapolis, IN
Discover was actually spun off into its own company after a few weird things happened with Morgan Stanley. Wikipedia has a good history of the company, along with some old logos. Cool stuff, if you're into Discover.
As for Walmart, they're backed by one of the largest consumer retail banks: GE Capital. Their Walmart Discover card is just processed over the Discover/Novus network. Getting confusing, huh? Haha
If you're looking, even jokingly, at government cards, consider PenFed. They're actually a really good credit union that offers massive credit limits that grow with you. One bit of interesting trivia about them is PenFed has a branch inside the Pentagon. I've been trying to get in with them for years. Only downside is you need someone in your immediate family who was in the military or government. My dad was in the Army, so I'm good.
Scores on the mend...
FICO: 650 (Discover/TU, 6/23/2016)
Cards I Use Citi Double Cash, Chase Amazon, Capital One QuickSilver
Sock Drawer Discover IT, Citi Diamond Preferred, AE Visa, QuickSilver One, Walmart CC, CareCredit, CreditOne (keeping for history for now)
Short Goal Reach 680