You can check your Bank of America credit card status either online or over the phone, by calling customer service at (866) 422-8089.
In order to see whether your application is approved, denied or still pending, you’ll need to give some basic personal information like your zip code and the last four digits of your Social Security number. This ensures that Bank of America can match you to your application. You can check your application status as often as you like, as it’s free and quick.
How to check your Bank of America credit card status online:
Enter your last name, date of birth, last four digits of your Social Security number and zip code.
You’ll now be able to see any applications you’ve submitted and whether they have been approved or denied yet. If your application is still pending, don’t worry. It may take up to 30 days from when you submitted your application to receive a decision. If you are approved, you can expect your card in 7-10 business days. But if you’re denied and think you can justify why you should be approved, you can call customer service and ask for reconsideration.
Here’s how you can get a Bank of America credit limit increase:
Get an automatic credit limit increase. If you're unsatisfied with your initial Bank of America credit card limit, you may get a higher one later on. Bank of America periodically reviews accounts for an automatic credit limit increase. These reviews typically occur after you've had the card for at least six months. Automatic increases are not guaranteed, however. How much of an increase you'd receive depends on your payment history, existing debt, and other factors.
Request a credit limit increase. You can also request a Bank of America credit limit increase through your online account or by calling the number on the back of your card. Your chances of getting a credit limit increase will be best if you've paid your credit card bills on time and in full during the last six months.It's also a good idea to update your income information, especially if it has increased since you first received your card.
Ultimately, it is worth noting that when you request a credit limit increase, Bank of America may ask to do a hard pull of your credit. This may cause your score to drop a bit in the short term. By comparison, an automatic credit limit increase will only result in a soft pull, which will have no effect on your credit score.
The Bank of America credit score requirement is 750 or higher for the best Bank of America credit card offers, though other options are available for people with lower scores. It is possible to get approved for a credit card from Bank of America with limited credit history or a bad credit score, for example.… read full answer
Keep in mind that it’s best to wait to apply for a given card until you meet the credit score requirement. You can check your credit score for free on WalletHub.
You should also note that while your credit score is an important factor, there are plenty of other things that will impact your chances of being approved for a Bank of America credit card, too. Some other key criteria include your income, existing debt load, number of open accounts, recent credit inquiries, employment status and housing status.
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