"Approved": Bank of America Secured Visa® Card Review

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Written by: wanderer on 2008-10-05

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Tried for a Bank of America Platinum Visa card but was denied with a counter offer of the secured card. They also stated if I use this card well they would upgrade me to an unsecured Bank of America Platinum Visa card. Scores EQ 697 EX 715 & TU 719. Also, BK still haunts me. Opened with $1,000's.





8 Comments

Comment 1 by hjm331
RE: on 2008-10-05

Why would you apply for a secured card with those scores? Did you apply for this card to get in with BOA? Nonetheless, congrats!
Comment 2 by wanderer
Why? Secured With Good Scores? on 2008-10-06

Good question? BofA, Citi, Chase & Wells Fargo were all hit as part of the BK 09/2001 Now even with a clean record no dings they will not consider me for a card. B of A offered the secured and said prove yourself and we will give you a second chance.
Comment 3 by arod
Congrats !! on 2008-10-06

Great card and stable and reliable Boa.

well I have to agree with Hjm331 with that credit Score you might not need a secured card but if you had a Bk 2001 then just wait they have something good for you after 2011 so if you wait we will all be saying wow look at the card he got. Just wait good luck to you.

Take care,

Alex
Comment 4 by hjm331
RE: on 2008-10-06

Even though BOA approved you for their secured card, I don't think CitI will be as forgiving.
Comment 5 by mrrob
Hang In There on 2008-10-06

This card is a good start, eventually it will go unsecured. I have a friend who started with this card and it went unsecured in less than a year, hang in there

mrrob
Comment 6 by colonative
Wanderer on 2008-10-07

Did you include all these banks in your bankruptcy? A lot of banks will blackball you if they took a previous loss on you (and long after the bky falls off your bureau they can keep the info on their systems for years). Which, in a way makes sense as harsh as that may sound.
Comment 7 by jpnguyen
=/ I Feel For You on 2008-10-08

Ouch. You've just informed me how dangerous a BK is!

Sorry to hear that with your scores you couldn't get an unsecured card. Hang in there, just a little more than 2 years and that BK will roll off I believe..
Comment 8 by arod
Just For The Record on 2008-10-12

Citibank does have a secured MasterCard to rebuild credit and I think the minimum deposit is $300 for secured any question www.Citicards.com



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