Is 756 A Good Credit Score – Why I Stopped Applying For Credit Cards
Is 756 A Good Credit Score – Whats The Best?
In this video I’m going to break down, should you apply for a credit card right now or should you be staying away temporarily ( because after all, when you apply and you get rejected then you Ding, which lowers your credit score).
Why I Stopped Applying for Credit Cards
1. Here Are all the Red Flags
– As we all know the pandemic put about 36million People on unemployment ( maybe even more by the time you’re watching this video)
– And there are around 191 million Americans with credit cards ( that’s 58% of Americans, more than half of the population)
– But most anyone can get forbearance If they try hard enough by calling ( I called for a video and they said yes don’t worry)
Credit Cards Response:
No Payment Required if Affected or if you call: ( Discover)
– Now this makes sense if you really need the help and the assistance
– It’s better to request for help than to have bad remarks on your credit report
– However, some people are taking advantage of this, and not making payments and still maxing out their cards
Con: When things go back to normal, the interest will be the same ( it’ll cost you money), and if you been maxing out the card then the minimum balance will also be hired. ( also bad because your income won’t increase you might even lose your job. )
Application Changes: Income Check, I’ve heard even tax check
– When I applied for my first credit cards, I think I was 19 or 18
– I was making $1000 at the time, a month
– And I reported I was making 2k or 3k and I got approved with a 3k limit ( no one doubled check my credit score)
However today: credit cards are started to double-check your income and request for prof if it sounds fishy, and they might even request a tax return.
Pro: Basically credit cards can be more careful about who they give credit too, but also means if they keep this up, they’ll have fewer people qualifying. ( unless they give lower limits)
Lowering Limits: to Existing Users and Also New Users
– So if you had a limit of 5k and now all of sudden it went down to 3k, its because they are adjusting the limits to prevent users that may be a high risk into going into massive debt
– Usually, credit cards want you to go into debt so you can pay interest for a long time
– But now the risk is too high, because of the economy and also employment.
This is Proof: That credit cards give you a higher limit even if you don’t qualify for it really, and now they are making adjustments because It might hurt them.
– All of these responses I think will be temporary unless it’s the new norm
– However, credit companies are creative so if they cant approve you for a high limit
– They’ll most likely start accepting applications with low limits and then raise your limit.
2. So Should you Apply or Not apply
– the answer it depends on your situations
– and why you want your credit card
– for example
Building Credit Card History:
– apply for a secured card instead ( capital one, discover and open sky if you have really bad credit) are all good options and you’ll have a very good chance of getting accepted with capital one so do that one first.
Just want a Card for the Points or any other reason:
– be truthful about your income
– make sure you’re credit score is good
– and also make sure your credit utilization is also good
: If you already have high credit score balances, and already seem risky, the odds of getting rejected are higher.
3. What I think
– These all just minor adjustments
– And that will either become the new norm or be temporary
– So the key is to make sure to use your credit card correctly.
– I won’t be applying currently
– I’ve already built my credit score to 756
– And all I’m doing now is maintaining it
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