You can check your Bank of America credit card status online. Unfortunately, there is no Bank of America credit card status phone number. But if you have trouble checking online, you could try to call customer service at (800) 732-9194.
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.
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.
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.
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. When you request a credit limit increase, Bank of America will pull a copy of your credit report. This will trigger a hard inquiry which may cause a temporary dip in your credit score. Automatic credit limit increases, however, are always done through a soft inquiry and won't affect your score.
Still, the minimum credit score needed for Bank of America credit card approval is only one factor in the decision. Bank of America will also consider employment status, income, debt level, age, number of open accounts, monthly rent or mortgage payments and more.
While there are clearly lots of Bank of America credit card options for good and excellent credit, the choices are sparse for people with lower scores. In that case, cards from other issuers, such as Capital One and Discover, may be more helpful. For bad credit, the Secured Mastercard® from Capital One and the Discover it® Secured Credit Card card are great options.
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