My approval odds for Freedom

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My approval odds for Freedom

Postby kelvSYC » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:40 am

It's been six months since I've applied for 3 credit cards and got approved for all three. CK is reporting a FAKO of 349, but the fact I've applied for 3 credit cards six months ago might get me declined for the card, even if a soft pull on Chase's website says that I'm "prequalified".

What are your thoughts on being approved for that card?
Current Credit Scores:
VantageScore 3.0 - 760 TU, 764 EX (11-19-16, Credit Karma)
FICO 8 - 747 EX (10-22-16, AmEx statement)
Discover - 750 TU (11-4-16, Discover statement)

Current Credit Cards:
RBC - $8000 CAD
BoA - $13500 USD
Capital One - $2750 USD
AmEx BCE - $4000 USD
Discover It - $8000 USD

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Postby takeshi » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:09 am

349? Hope that's a typo!

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Postby DavidNY » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:56 am

Its an easy target. If you don't get instant approval just call them up.

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Postby RewardHop » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:58 am

Its a typo, see the OP's signature.

I honestly think the OP has a very good chance of getting the Freedom card.
Amex BCE: 3% grocery, 2% gas
Bank of America Better Balance Rewards MC: $25/quarter bonus
Barclaycard Rewards Visa Signature: 2% gas, groceries, utilities
Capital One Quicksilver Visa Signature: 1.5% everything
Chase Freedom Visa Signature: 5% rotating
Citi Forward Visa: 5% restaurants/fastfood, movie theaters,
Discover It: 5% rotating
SallieMae MC: 5% Groceries, Gas, Amazon
US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature: 5% electronic stores, restaurants
Sock Drawered: Chase Sapphire, Chase Amazon[/size]

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Postby Daniel » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:49 pm

Anecdotally, it appears that Chase has loosened up the Freedom and Slate approval algorithms recently. Every site with an average and lowest approved score looks like it dropped enough to easily include the 640-680 score ranges in the region where people can get approved more often, which were not necessarily included before.

I just app's them and got an instant approval with a really large cash line relative to the whole credit limit (a little under 60%) limit 10.4k. Granted my data is a sample size of one, I wonder if anyone else has any information on the offer.

Additionally the Barclays Rewards for Average credit might be an option. Its average and lowest approved scores have decreased recently on the couple sites that I found had the data displayed. Anyone heard anything on that offer?

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Postby Ikarus » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:10 pm

I get pre-approved Barclaycard Rewards MC mailings at least twice a month. Something tells me it's too easy to get and I'd rather aim higher.

Barclay's no AF Arrival World MC is more interesting, but it doesn't have an EMV chip, which I think is key for a travel card.

It's nice that Chase is loosening up, but as a prime lender it might just be strategic for the upcoming holidays. The 4Q Amazon 5% reward is sure to attract a lot of people.
Merrick Bank (Hooters) 4100
Cap One Quicksilver 4800
Discover it 2500
Citi Forward 8000
Chase Freedom 1000
AMEX Blue Cash Everyday 5500
Citi Dividend 7000
Cap One Visa Platinum 750 (CLOSED)

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