Your Barclaycard approval odds largely depend on your credit score, income and debt. All Barclays credit cards require a minimum of good or excellent credit. And that alone tells you the average American’s Barclaycard approval odds aren’t so hot. The average credit score is below 700, and you need to be above that mark for good Barclays approval odds.
A credit score of at least 700 isn’t the only thing you need to get a Barclaycard, though. There are plenty of other requirements, like income and verifiable personal information.
Here’s what you should know about your Barclaycard approval odds:
Barclaycard will consider your credit history, income, existing debt and number of recent inquiries, among other things, when reviewing your application. The exact approval criteria for each card aren’t public, though.
Barclaycard credit cards require at least good credit for approval.
When applying, you must provide your permanent address, date of birth, Social Security number and mother’s maiden name.
Business card applicants must provide their company’s legal name, trade name and phone number, plus how many employees they have, how long they’ve been in business, and their annual revenue.
You can’t check if you’re pre-approved for a Barclaycard. You could receive a pre-approved offer in the mail, but there’s no way to request that.
You should check your latest credit score before applying. If it’s not good enough for a Barclaycard yet, you’ll want to look into other cards for building credit.
The best thing you can do for your Barclaycard approval odds is use credit responsibly. Paying down balances, making payments on time and not maxing out your existing cards all help your chances. And if Barclaycards aren’t a realistic option right now, you still have choices. Plenty of other credit card companies have offers for people with fair, limited and bad credit.
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